Welcome to pickleball in the Treasure Valley

The coaches listed below are BAPA members and offer coaching. More coaches are working on their submissions, so check back often to see updates to this list. 

Please contact the coaches to learn more and/or to schedule a session.

Susannah Barr

Contact#: 208-352-2305


Teaching Qualifications:
  • 5.5 Rated Professional Player and Multiple USA Pickleball Nationals Medalist
  • Professional Pickleball Registry Certified Teaching Professional
  • Master’s Degree in Adult Education
  • LevelUp Pickleball Camps Instructor
  • Private, Semi-Private, or Group Lessons
  • Clinics
  • Works with ALL levels!

Client Review: "Three sessions with Susannah raised the level of my game and most importantly the level of my understanding of the game. By actually coaching as we hit and drilled, I was able to incorporate her suggestions quickly and easily. Because of how she coached, I was able to not only change my stroke mechanics but understand how that fit into game strategy! I highly recommend her. Plus she is fun."   - Alisa

Chris Mounier

Contact#: 818-825-6678


Teaching Qualifications:
  • Certified Pickleball Coaching International (PCI) Instructor
  • Certified International Pickleball Teaching Professional (IPTPA) Instructor
  • Certified Rating Specialist

Personal Statement: "My name is Chris Mounier, and I am a pickleball addict (maybe you are too). I have several instructor certifications. I am also a Certified Rating Specialist which not only lets you know what level you’re playing at but what you must also add to your skill set to get to the next level. I don’t know why I’m certified with so many organizations…I just can’t help myself. Let’s work together to improve your game! Whether at a beginner or an intermediate level, we can work on strokes, drop shots, volleys, serve, strategy or on the mental side of your game. You will find that I teach with a lot of patience, encouragement, repetition and strategy. I teach not only the” how” to perform a skill but “why” it is important in your overall performance. Additionally, we can create videos of your training and games and review the videos together to assess your improvement over time.

Brian Umbaugh

Contact#: 208-243-6306


Teaching Qualifications:
  • Instructor in basic fundamental skills, advanced skills, personal and team strategy, and court awareness.
  • Designs and implements a personalized pickleball learning program for each player, including addressing any specific conditions and concerns.  Will work with players from all types of athletic backgrounds.
  • Assessed and coached more than 70 players including many from the BAPA +/or 2C pickleball clubs. 
  • Available for private, semi-private, and group lessons.  

Personal Statement: "If you want lessons centered around your needs and not just some "one size fits all" approach, let's get started! I've been playing pickleball for 5 years and teaching both new and experienced players for the last 2 years.  I play at the 4.5 level, but I spend more time teaching and playing locally than traveling for tournaments. Lessons are fun, friendly and patient - packed with drills and information."

Boise Area Pickleball Association is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Meridian, ID 83646

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