Pickles and Play
North Raleigh / Wake Forest

Pickles and Play
North Raleigh / Wake Forest

For those who are looking for the highest level of personal attention, Pickles and Play offers players unmatched private training.

It is structured for those desiring another level of personal coaching and mentorship.

Train with the same Pros trusted by many Professional Pickleball Players. Small Private (1-2 on one) training is the most advantageous training to achieve immediate results. Small Group (2-4) may also be available, contingent on the trainer.

Personal Training: The Details

  • Location: All Sessions Occur at Pickles and Play
  • Personal Pickleball Training Session is 60 Minutes
  • Private Sessions are 1-2 Persons Max, small group are 2-4 Persons max
  • Sessions can be scheduled daily, weekly or monthly
  • For maximum results, repetition is the key. Most sign up for 5/10 pack
  • Private Lessons are Non-Refundable
Co-Founder Lane Ethridge shares his insight on private training for pickleball


Lane Ethridge

Lane is the founder of Lane Ethridge Pickleball and co-founder and a Managing Partner of Pickles and Play. He has served as the Director and lead pro instructor at Northridge Country Club, Director of Lifetime Raleigh for 16 months taking it to the top 10 in the country, has served as the President of the Wake Forest Pickleball Association and acted as the lead pro instructor for the inaugural Carpe Dink’Em international pickleball vacations in the Dominican Republic.

His excitement and enthusiasm for training and building the pickleball community is contagious!

Single Lesson: $100
Payment due at lesson

5 Pack Lessons: $475.00
Payment due at lesson

10 Pack lessons: $900.00
Payment due at lesson

Small Group (2-4 Max)
Single Lesson: $75.00 ea
Payment due at lesson

Small Group (2-4 Max)
5 Pack Lesson: $350.00 ea
Payment due at lesson

Small Group (2-4 Max)
10 Pack Lesson: $775.00 ea
Payment due at lesson


Avery Rogers
Advanced Professional Instructor
 

Avery has been an active sports enthusiast from a young age with his main sports including baseball, basketball, soccer and football.  He achieved the most success in baseball as he participated in the Cooperstown National Little League Tournament at eleven (11). Avery went on to play college baseball at Guilford College in Greensboro, NC where he obtained a music degree with a focus on Classical Guitar and Music Theory.  Avery was a team captain and was selected for the First Team All-Region and Second Team All-American teams for Division Three baseball.  Avery ended his baseball career playing a season of Semi-Professional baseball with the Kansas City Royals before electing to attend law school.

Avery attended law school in Raleigh, NC at Campbell University where his mentor was NC Chief Justice Newby (also a pickleball lover).  He graduated in 2018 and passed the Universal Bar Exam in 2019 receiving his NC BAR certification.  He started his working career in a small firm primarily focusing on defense cases for major pharmaceutical companies.  He transitioned into State employment as mediator and judge for unemployment cases with the NC Department of Commerce, Division of Employment Security, from 2020 to August of 2022.  He then resigned to help with his wife’s business as a social media creator (Rebecca Rogers).  He studied filming, lighting and video editing, becoming proficient in social media practices and video creation while operating independently as a self-employed attorney and part-time Pickleball Coach.

Avery started playing Pickleball over ten (10) years ago while he was in college.  He played in his first tournament in 2014 entering as a 5.0 where he placed Silver, winning a match against Pro Player and Ambassador Kyle Yates.   Avery progressively began falling in love with the sport dedicating more time to the sport we know and love.  He started playing in tournaments again in March of 2023. He became an IPTPA Certified Coach in April of 2023 and was accepted as an IPTPA Director in October of 2023.  He now happily works as a full-time pickleball pro, coach and manager at Pickles and Play as he assists with his wife’s social media channels and drills in hopes of qualifying for the PPA, APP and/or MLP.

Single Lesson: $100.00
Payment due at lesson

5 Pack Lessons: $475.00
Payment due at lesson

10 Pack Lessons: $900.00
Payment due at lesson

Small Group (2-4 Max)
Single Lesson: $60.00 ea
Payment due at lesson

Small Group (2-4 Max)
5 Pack Lesson: $285.00 ea
Payment due at lesson

Small Group (2-4 Max)
10 Pack Lesson: $550.00 ea
Payment due at lesson

Pam Gilbert
Won Gold in Senior Pro APP New York 2023.
 
Pam Has taught and directed programs in tennis for 40 years and currently teaching pickleball at Lochmere to beginners as well as advanced players, along with coaching her own private students.  Pam’s specialty is strategy,  shot selection and creation of patterns for doubles teams.  Pam is a local player and instructor and will be featured for regular programs and special guest instructor for exclusive opportunities at Pickles and Play such as camps and other special events.
Pam Gilbert playing pickleball

Single Lesson: $100.00
Payment due at lesson

5 Pack Lessons: $475.00
Payment due at lesson

10 Pack Lessons: $900.00
Payment due at lesson

Small Group (2-4 Max)
Single Lesson: $75.00 ea
Payment due at lesson

Small Group (2-4 Max)
5 Pack Lesson: $350.00 ea
Payment due at lesson

Small Group (2-4 Max)
10 Pack Lesson: $775.00 ea
Payment due at lesson