Teaching Staff

Looking for private or semi-private lessons?  You can book with our two highly-qualified instructors. 

Private lessons rates from Head Pro, Mike Hamilton: 

$95/hour for one player

$120/hour for two players

$140/hour for three players

$170/hour for four players

Pickleball@evpcenter.com

Private lessons rates from Sean Sonego:

 Level 1NCCP

$80/hour for one player

$100/hour for two players

$120/hour for three players

$140/hour for four players

Seansonego@pm.me

Head Pro

Mike Hamilton
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As the head pro, my responsibilities will be teaching pickleball skills and game play to clients through private one on one lessons, group clinics and organizing a youth program for kids as they are the future of our sport. Other responsibilities will include managing adult tournaments, running rating clinics and sales and the management of our new EVPC pickleball team.

 

I have been playing pickleball since 2017. I went to visit my parents at their home in Arizona. They told me to try this sport called “pickleball”. Playing it once like most of us, got hopelessly addicted. Soon after I found myself playing 5 times a week. Early on, while playing I was often asked if I would give lessons and I didn't think much about it. In 2019 I gave my first clinic and got overwhelmingly positive feedback. I took this as a sign maybe I should try and pursue this. Since then I have been coaching, doing mostly private lessons in my spare time off work. At the time I was a red seal trained chef, and it was hard to fit in the lessons with all the hours required at the restaurant.

 

I have been fortunate to find good results in tournaments in both Canada and the United States. I have had amazing partners! But what I take most pride in, is helping the development of some of our best players in Alberta. 5 years ago there weren't many of us playing who were in our twenties. Now there are tons of young players which is very exciting to see. I am passionate about getting youth involved as they are the future to the sustainability of our sport.

Instructor

Sean Sonego
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Sean Sonego started playing pickleball in May 2020. Having already won several medals at the Canadian National Championships in 2021, as well as numerous gold medals in 4.5+ tournaments around the province, Sean has quickly become one of Alberta’s premier pickleball players. Prior to coaching, Sean was the Program and Enrolment Coordinator at the Sarah McLachlan School of Music. He also taught for several years with Metro Continuing Education. Outside of coaching, Sean is a prominent musician, having shared the stage with acts such as Trooper, April Wine, Blue Oyster Cult, Johnny Reid, Sarah McLachlan, David Foster’s Orchestra and many more. His extensive teaching and performing experience has seamlessly transitioned him towards coaching and bringing more people into the sport. Understanding how inclusive and accessible pickleball is, Sean truly believes, that similar to music, this sport can be appreciated and enjoyed by everyone. 

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TEAM Center

Pro Pickleball Team in YEG. 


Details coming soon!