Pickleball Instructors: Roger Schaljo and Buzz Summers

Pickleball Instructors: Roger Schaljo and Buzz Summers

Clinics and Lessons...

Free Clinics :

  • Meadow Park: We plan on resuming our free group ‘Intro to Pickleball” clinics on Wednesday evenings from 5:30pm to 6:30pm. Weather dependent, the clinics will be offered beginning June 19th and run each Wednesday evening through the end of September. No need to pre-register. Just show up with appropriate non marking tennis shoes. Paddles will be provided.

  • Westmoreland Tennis/Pickleball Courts: Free “Intro to Pickleball” clinics are available as interest allows. If interested, contact Jeff at evpbc.pickup@gmail.com

Private Lessons :
If you are just starting out and learning the game, or a seasoned veteran, private lessons can take you to the next level. Our EVPC Board has approved the following Pickleball Instructors to offer private lessons. Please feel free to contact them for their fee structure.

Roger Schaljo | Instructor
Roger has been playing Pickleball since 2012 and is a tournament player at the 4.5 level. In 2017, Roger became a Certified Pickleball Teaching Professional. Roger’s degree in Recreation, as well as his background in tennis, table tennis and badminton have helped him be successful in playing as well as teaching Pickleball. His enthusiasm for the game shines through in his teaching. You can contact Roger at (541) 214-4940 or send him an email.

Buzz Summers | Instructor
As a 6 time National Pickleball Champion, Buzz teaches Pickleball in Palm Desert, Ca. during the winter, as well as the Eugene and Springfield area during the summer season. Buzz was the University of Oregon tennis coach for 28 years. His passion for teaching is now primarily focused on his favorite sport, Pickleball. You can contact Buzz at (541) 514-4736 or send him an email.

Edwin Jaffarian | Instructor
Edwin is a retired Elementary P.E. Teacher and was the Tennis coach at  Churchill High School for over 30 years.  He was ranked in Tennis in singles and doubles and has won a number of medals in pickleball tournaments for 4.5 singles, doubles and mixed during the last 10 years.  If you would like to improve your skills and strategies you can contact Edwin at (541) 852-5285 or send him an email.