Meet the Pros
Head Pickleball Pro
As many of you know, Colee is no stranger to The Farm. She spent many summers teaching tennis at Farm Camp and took lessons from her father, Howard Schroeder, who was the Tennis Director at The Farm from 1987 to 2001. Colee recently returned to Chapel Hill, after being away for over 14 years, to raise her young son, Charlie.
Prior to moving back to NC, Colee worked for the USTA in Orlando, FL at the USTA National Campus. As Senior Marketing Manager for Adult Tennis, Colee was responsible for promoting USTA League, Adult National Tournaments, and Tennis on Campus, among other activities.
Colee has been playing pickleball for over five years and is both a Professional Pickleball Registry (PPR) Certified Pro and an International Pickleball Teaching Professional Association (IPTPA) Level II Pro.
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Grace Kang is excited to partner with Colee to continue to build The Farm’s pickleball program. Grace is a designated PPR Certified Pickleball Instructor, and has experience teaching private lessons, group lessons, and clinics.
Her eclectic mix of talents brings a fresh teaching perspective to the courts, with over 25 years of teaching experience. Much of that was in music, as she used to be a professional musician (french horn), and has taught music students at all levels, from beginners to professionals, in a variety of educational settings.
Grace grew up in Maryland, and received music performance and education degrees at the Eastman School of Music and Northwestern University. She confesses a healthy addiction to pickleball, and looks forward to sharing her enthusiasm for the sport with you!
Clinics and Lessons
The Farm currently offers pickleball on its 4 hard tennis courts. Temporary lines have been set up with either a portable pickleball net or using the tennis net. Pickleball clinics are being offered for beginner and intermediate players with new programming being added soon. If you have questions about pickleball at The Farm, please contact Colee Schroeder, Head Pickleball Pro, at [email protected].
Pickleball 101 – Adult Clinic
This clinic is appropriate for beginner pickleball players and those that have never played pickleball before. In this 6 session clinic, you will learn the basic pickleball shots: dink, volley dink, volley, serve, and service return. Additionally, you’ll learn scoring, court positioning, and basic strategy. Each session will include instruction, drills, and games.
Pickleball 201 – Adult Clinic
This clinic is appropriate for those players that have completed Pickleball 101 and/or have experience playing pickleball. In this 6 session clinic, we will do more drilling and strategy while developing shot selection as well as introduce groundstrokes and the third shot drop/drive. Each session will include instruction, drills, and games.
Junior Pickleball Clinics
If you are interested in signing up your junior for pickleball clinics, please email Colee at [email protected].
In this lesson, get one hour of pickleball play with strategy and coaching – ideal for three participants.
Colee offers private, semi-private, and group lessons.
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