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About Us

At Better at Pickleball, we are passionate about providing the best experiences for pickleball enthusiasts. Our experienced coaches can teach you the skills and techniques to improve your game and take it to the next level. We believe that pickleball is more than just a sport; it's a lifestyle. Join us and experience the joy of pickleball.

Our Story

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Better at Pickleball is the brain child of Jerry Jayapal, one of the top pickleball players and pro coaches in San Diego. 

Jerry leads the pickleball programs at several of the most exclusive country clubs in San Diego. He has spoken locally and Nationally at USPTA and PTR/PPR conferences, specifically being an expert on pickleball programming. 

 

Jerry has been teaching pickleball for the last three years and become one of the most sought after coaches in San Diego. He feels thankful to have hone his coaching skills by working alongside several of the top players in the game including Ben Johns (world #1), Callan Dawson (world #7 doubles), Jay Devilliers (world #8 singles), Callie Smith (world #2 doubles), Steve Dawson, Jen Dawson (world #1 senior), Irina Tereschenko (world #9), Meghan Sheehan-Dizon (world #7 doubles), Collin Johns (world #2 doubles), James Ignatowich (world #3 mixed), Anna Bright (world #2 doubles and mixed), and others. Prior to pickleball Jerry was a collegiate tennis player who coached tennis for a decade, the majority as a USPTA and PTR pro. 

Jerry is currently not accepting new clients at this time but you can reach him at jerry@betteratpickleball.com.

Brandon 

If Jerry is the brainchild of Better at Pickleball, Brandon is the heartbeat. With his charismatic and vibrant personality, Brandon loves to fellowship and banter with other picklers. Influential in the tennis community, Brandon is founder, lead coach and author of On The Rise Tennis, and has a following of nearly 150 students. After growing up near Seattle, Washington (the birthplace of pickleball), he has returned to his calling and acts as co-host of the biggest pickleball party in San Diego. Formerly a Division 1 tennis player, and current 5.0 pickler (in his mind he's a 5.0, but actually a 4.5)  Brandon is a certified tennis and pickleball professional and is sponsored by HEAD and Vuori. 

Purchase Brandon's book "Never Beat Yourself

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At Better at Pickleball, we are passionate about providing the best experiences for pickleball enthusiasts. Our experienced coaches can teach you the skills and techniques to improve your game and take it to the next level. We believe that pickleball is more than just a sport; it's a lifestyle. Join us and experience the joy of pickleball.

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