The Pickleball Rocks Training and Fun Academy provides high quality certified teaching and coaching plus playing events such as clinics, camps and tournaments and fun social pickleball events.

The Academy is a collaboration between the world renown Pickleball Rocks Team and Parkview Sports Medicine of Fort Wayne, Indiana. Headquartered within the SportONE Parkview Fieldhouse, the academy brings the ultimate in pickleball fun and pickleball training to Fort Wayne and the surrounding region.

Contact:
Josh Grubbs
260-376-0023
josh@pickleballrocks.com

Location:
SportONE Fieldhouse
3946 Ice Way
Fort Wayne, IN 46808

Over 40 CPC members participated in 3 different levels: novice, intermediate, and “3 and a pro”. The information was clear, concise, and just the right amount to digest.  Rocket and Zack were enthusiastic and gave each participant individual instruction. We could not have been more pleased, overwhelmingly positive responses those who participated. We would highly recommend them for clinics or training.

Brad Gonsalves, President, CPC and Nancy Conner, Secretary, CPC

Academy Offerings

Pickleball Orientation

Free
Learn what all the excitement is about.
Fun, social and a little bit of exercise too.
For people who have never picked up a paddle (or maybe just once or twice).
Great way for your club or community to get started right.

Private Lessons

$40 / Hour
Includes a pre-lesson questionnaire to make sure your lesson is designed specifically for your wants and needs.
Your coach will be IPTPA certified.

Semi-Private Lessons

2-4 players – $25 / Hour per player
Includes stroke and shot production, as well as, strategy development.
Your coach will be IPTPA certified.

Personal Pickleball Video Analysis

Includes stroke analysis and strategy critique.
Written feedback provided by an IPTPA Certified Coach.

Group Clinics

5-16 players – $15 per player
Group clinics are a great way for the members of your club or community to grow your pickleball skills together.
Clinics are designed for specific skill levels and include tips and lots of drills to develop that crucial shot muscle memory that will raise your game. Come prepared to hit a lot of balls.  (90 minutes)

“OUR MOST POPULAR”
Private Custom Bootcamps
1,2 or 3 days

Call For Pricing and Scheduling
Work with our team to schedule and customize your very own private boot camp. Create the ultimate personalized training experience for you or you and your partner. Every element is customized to give you the exact results you’re looking for.

Pizza, Pop and Pickleball Socials

$10 per player
PARTY TIME: We’ll party with you.  Open pickleball play and all you can eat pizza?  Let us help you put together your next pickleball party.

Corporate Team Building Events

Call for pricing and schedule availability
Rally your business team like never before.
INCLUDES: Meeting space, light breakfast, lunch, pickleball and cornhole contests with team prizes.

Cardio Pickleball

$10 per class
High energy drills designed to burn calories while having fun and improving your pickleball game.

Three and a Pro Experience

3 players and an IPTPA Certified Coach
$60 / Hour ($20 per player)
No drilling here. YOU PLAY games and matches along with a Certified IPTPA coach who will play and teach as you play.
The “3 And A Pro Experience” will cover things like court positioning, shot selection strategies and analyzing your opponents for weakness and opportunities. This is the ultimate way to learn and adjust your game as well as developing that all-important relationship with your regular doubles partner.

Kids and Family Training

For children ages 6-17 and their parents, grandparents for guardians.
Taught by IPTPA Certified Coaches
CALL FOR SPECIAL PRICING
Classes, Clinics and Lessons designed to allow children and their parents or grandparents to learn and appreciate the sport of pickleball together.   Age/skill appropriate drills and games are used to create a fun learning experience for everyone. 
Separate training sessions for children only available.

“High Performance Pickleball” Bootcamps – Clinics – Mini Camps

World Class Training featuring the best coaches on the planet. Join coaches Scott Moore, Jon Moore and Daniel Moore as they take your game to levels you never thought possible. Designed and custom built just for you using methods and techniques developed by the best coaching minds in the game. Intense, focused and fun all rolled into one of the greatest pickleball training experiences of your life.
Learn from the world’s BEST!
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Meet The Pickleball Rocks Team

Rodney Grubbs

CEO: Pickleball Rocks Clothing & Equipment Company: Click To Learn more...

Rodney “Rocket” Grubbs is a USAPA Legacy rated 5.0 player and has been playing pickleball for over 10 years.  He has medaled in many sanctioned tournaments including Gold medals in the 2017 Spanish Open, the 2018 Italian Open, The Duel in the Desert in Casa Grande, The Happy Trails Classic, The Pebble Creek Classic and numerous USAPA Regional tournaments.

Rocket is the USAPA Ambassador for Southeast Indiana, but travels the country promoting the growth of pickleball through his company and world famous apparel brand, Pickleball Rocks (www.PickleballRocks.com).

Rocket has taught all levels of pickleball in places such as Camargo and Hyde Park Country Clubs in Cincinnati, Ohio, all the way south to The USAPA Pickleball University at Club Med in Port St. Lucie and Jensen Beach Resort on the Florida Atlantic coast as well as the mountains of North Georgia and East Naples Park in Naples, Florida.

Rocket is a member of the PPR (Professional Pickleball Registry) and a certified coach through the International Pickleball Teaching Professionals Association (IPTPA).  He is also director of the Coaches Certification Training and Testing Center for Southern Indiana.

Josh Grubbs

National Pickleball Rocks Training Academy Director: Click To Learn more...

Coming from a background as the all-time leading doubles tennis winner in Bethel College history, Josh began his pickleball career over 8 years ago at the 5.0 level.

Josh is a past Canadian National Open Mixed Doubles champion as well as a multi medal winner at the famous Grand Canyon State Games, The Gamma Classic of Pittsburgh, and many USAPA Regional tournaments.

Josh is a member of the PPR (Professional Pickleball Registry) and the Director Of Training for the Pickleball Rocks Training Academy in Fort Wayne, Indiana.  He is a certified professional coach through the International Pickleball Teaching Professionals Association (IPTPA) and is also director of the Coaches Certification Training and Testing Center for Northern Indiana.

When not playing pickleball, Josh coaches high school tennis at Leo High School, where he recently coached his number one boys doubles team to an Indiana state high school championship, and enjoys time with his pickleball playing wife Abby and their two boys, Brandon and Jordan.

Zack Grubbs

National Pickleball Rocks Operations Manager: Click To Learn more...

Zack has been playing pickleball for over 8 years and, like his brother, began at the 5.0 level.

Zack is highly decorated in both singles and doubles, having medaled in many USAPA Regional tournaments as well as the Grand Canyon State Games and the Michigan State Games.

Zack is co-director of the International Pickleball Teaching Professional Association training/coaching center for Northern Indiana, a PPR (Professional Pickleball Registry) member and a certified pickleball coach through the IPTPA.

Zack enjoys coaching all levels of pickleball and spending down time with his wife Amy and Morkie pup Foster.

Abby Grubbs

National Director of The Pickleball Mile Club: Click To Learn more...

Abby comes to the sport of pickleball from a very different background as she is a Hall of Fame basketball player from Bethel College in Mishawaka, Indiana.

Abby is a USAPA rated 4.5 player with a wall full of Mixed Doubles Medals with her spouse Josh.  People that see her play, marvel at the quickness of her hands and her ability to dink an opponent off the court.

Abby is National Director of The Pickleball Mile Club (www.PickleballMile.com) which encourages people to exercise through playing pickleball.  She enjoys spending her non-pickleball time coaching ladies with the nutriional and exercise needs and raising two of the cutest pickleball players on the planet, sons Brandon and Jordan.

Stephanie Lane

National Director of Pickleball Rocks Club Wear: Click To Learn more...

Stephanie is the National Sales Director for the Pickleball Club Wear division of Pickleball Rocks.

Stephanie is one of the most recognized pickleball players in the world, as she has followed her Hall of Fame college tennis career with medaling in all the largest pickleball tournaments, most recently bringing home gold medals from the 2017 USAPA Nationals and 2017 US Open Championships.

Stephanie is a certified International Pickleball Teaching Professionals Association instructor and serves on the IPTPA Founding committee.

Stephanie is a full-time physical education teacher with over 25 years of experience.

She and Andy, her husband of over 25 years, reside in Nashville, Tennessee and have a daughter and fellow pickleball player, LeEllen.

LeEllen Lane

National Pickleball Rocks Club Director: Click To Learn more...

LeEllen is the newest member of the Pickleball Rocks team and is National Director of The Pickleball Rocks Club, our fun program for pickleball players of all ages.

LeEllen is one of pickleball’s up and coming stars and has been playing pickleball for over 5 years.

Mindy Yoder

Nationals Events and Team Building Coordinator: Click To Learn more...

Mindy is our National Events and Team Building Coordinator.

Mindy is an IPTPA Certified pickleball instructor and one of the fastest up and coming players in the country.

She is responsible for creating events and experiences for players through our many pickleball-growing programs, including the Pickleball Rocks Training Academy, the Pickleball Rocks Club and the Pickleball Rocks Kids Academy.

Mindy is also the Dean of the School of Health Sciences at a local Fort Wayne University and lives in Fort Wayne with her husband Todd and three children Caleb, Aaron and Chloe.

 

Wyatt Stone

 

National Junior Player Development Manager: Click To Learn more...

Wyatt is the Pickleball Rocks National Junior Player Development Manager.

Wyatt is a Level 2 IPTPA Certified pickleball instructor and one of the fastest up and coming junior players in the country.  At age 13, he fell in love with pickleball and garnered 20 medals in his first 12 tournaments while helping introduce the sport to junior players everywhere he goes.

Wyatt has helped run the Andy Roddick Pickleball Camp in Austin and runs a free weekly junior clinic in his home town of New Braunfels, Texas.  

Additionally, he is leading the fun nationwide pickleball youth initiative called UNSTOPPABLE JUNIORS.

Wyatt is also amazing with his use of social media to create awareness about junior pickleball.  He is the editor of the USAPA Juniors Pickleball Facebook page and runs the Junior Pickleball Forum.

Keep an eye on Wyatt and his UNSTOPPABLE JUNIOR movement!

 

Great time and awesome learning with the Pickleball Rocks Team- can only describe the team as fun, insightful, fun, knowledgeable, fun, very observant, fun (is there a theme here), amazing, totally tuned-in to pointing out opportunities to change your game and it goes without saying an incredible family. We couldn’t have enjoyed our time more!

Bob & Irene R.

We all really enjoyed the clinic. Josh and Zack are great teachers.  We left with things to practice which will definitely help our games.
Other clinics I’ve attended have been almost overwhelming with strategies and tactics; this one was just right.  Thanks!

Mike S.