The key to becoming a solid competitive pickleball player is to find a skilled group of players to train with on a regular basis. Training together makes everybody in the group more competitive.

Cedarbrae’s competitive training stream introduces players to training groups and helps the players in these groups develop and hone their skills under the supervision of certified coaches provided by the Calgary Pickleball Academy (CPA).


New players who wish to enter the competitive pickleball stream are strongly advised to learn the fundamental strokes below before attempting to learn how to drill.

Please keep in mind that you will not be able to learn to drill if you do not already know these fundamental strokes.


Once the fundamentals are well in hand, the next step to becoming a competitive pickleball player is to learn basic drills that are the foundation of competitive pickleball training.

Cedarbrae offers the following training groups to players who are learning how to drill.

Cedarbrae also offers drop-in playing opportunities for players at this level:

  • Mondays 1:00-3:00pm
  • Tuesdays 11:00am-1:00pm
  • Wednesdays 9:00-11:00am
  • Thursdays 1:00-3:00pm
  • Fridays 3:00-5:00pm
  • Saturdays 4:00-6:00pm

Once players have learned the foundational drills above, they are able to join more advanced training groups like these:

Players at this level who wish to play can also attend weekly drop-ins:

  • Mondays 9:00-11:00am
  • Tuesdays 1:00-3:00pm (Ladies only)
  • Wednesday 3:00-5:00pm
  • Thursdays 11:00am-1:00pm
  • Fridays 9:00-11:00am (Ladies only)
  • Fridays 1:00-3:00pm
  • Saturdays 4:00-6:00pm

After learning the advanced drills above, players may enter competitive battle drill groups such as these:

Mastering competitive battle drills is the final step toward becoming a high performance pickleball player.


In addition to individual player training, Cedarbrae also offers competitive team training so that our teams can practice for tournaments.

Team practice is currently open to mixed doubles teams.

High performance practice is also available on the weekends.

High performance players who wish to practice as teams are welcome and will be accommodated.


And there are also programs such as these for competitive players who just want to drop-in and get some playing experience:


Cedarbrae LevelsDUPR RatingsPB Brackets Ratings
High Performance3.75+