About NY City Pickleball

NY City Pickleball conducts pickleball clinics in New York City, primarily in the Manhattan area.

We are currently offering weekly Clinics and Leagues at the following locations:

Robert Moses Playground
1 Ave., bet. E. 41 St. and E. 42 St. Manhattan

St. Vartan Park
1 Ave.,2 Ave., bet. E. 35 St. and E. 36 St. Manhattan

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Ken Henderson

Founder and Director

Ken  is in his 50s and originally from Brooklyn, NY.  He attended Fordham University and now enjoys teaching & spreading enthusiasm for the game of pickleball around New York City.  Ken is an IPTPA certified pickleball instructor and national medalist. Vast Coaching experience includes: teaching beginner, intermediate and advanced players both privately and in group classes throughout FL, NY and CT.

Ken also directs successful tournaments, clinics, round robin socials and mini boot camps.  He enjoys teaching players of all levels, the fundamentals of pickleball and the finer points of the game.

Current playing experience includes winning gold medals in singles, doubles and mixed doubles throughout 6 states last summer.  In April, Ken won the gold medal in singles at the U.S. Open and reached the semifinals in doubles. In November, 2017, Ken won 2 bronze medals in singles and doubles at Nationals in Arizona.  Ken enjoys partnering up with some of the best players in the country, while co-directing world class clinics with them. To schedule a private lesson or group clinic with Ken Henderson, you may contact him on this web site.

"Z"orano Tubo

IPTPA Teaching Professional

“Z”orano, (often times called “Z” and in his 50’s) is New York’s first Level II IPTPA Certified Teaching Professional, as well as New York’s first IPTPA CRS (Certified Rating Specialist).

Zorano is proud to have created a new revenue stream for the Boys and Girls Club by increasing memberships and introducing Shootouts to the list of programs offered there. Hosting Clinics, doing private and group lessons, as well as tournaments at the club, has contributed to membership growth and increased revenue to the struggling Nonprofit organization.

As a long-time enthusiast of the game, “Z”orano is always looking for new and exciting ways to promote pickleball regionally and nationally, particularly in elementary, middle, and high schools.

You can look “Z”orano up on his site. www.facebook.com/pickleball607 to see his match play and tournament history. Or send him an email to Fusionz@aol.com.

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FAQs
WHAT LOCATIONS DO YOU SERVICE?

NEW YORK – Brooklyn, Bronx, Long Island, Manhattan, Queens, West Chester.

ARE YOUR PROS CERTIFIED & EXPERIENCED TO TEACH PICKLBALL?

Yes, all of our pros play pickleball competitively and are Level I or Level II certified IPTPA (International Pickleball Teaching Professional Association) Instructors. 

DO YOU TEACH PRIVATE AND GROUP LESSONS?

Yes. We provide Private and Group lessons. Rates are based on location, size of your facility and number of participants.  – Contact us today for quote on rates.

WHAT AGES AND ABILITIES DO YOU TEACH?

NY City Pickleball Pros teach all ages and abilities.  We enjoy teaching the beginner just as much as the tournament player.