Welcome to PK Academy
PK Academy is the premiere membership service offered by Pickleball Kitchen. For an annual subscription, you get access to exclusive content from IPTPA and PPR certified instructor Barrett Kincheloe.
Get the first 4 days free!
Does any of this sound familiar?
IT'S TIME TO CHANGE IT ALL.
PK Academy will help you to:
With the knowledge you'll access inside, you'll be able to transform yourself into the player you imagine in your dreams.
I give you the tools and skills necessary to make it happen.
Learn concepts about pickleball that you never thought existed.
Pickleball is a very deep sport. I open the doors wide open for you to learn about the sport from a mechanical and design-oriented perspective.
With the skills and shots that you'll learn inside PK Academy, you will certainly turn some heads.
There's nothing wrong with impressing your friends or club with some new shots in the bag. PK Academy gives it all!
How it works
PK Academy is an annually recurring membership service that grants members exclusive access to video courses and other supplemental content. More video courses and content will be added as time goes on.
40 videos to help you get to a 4.0 level.
Lessons will be unlocked day-by-day over the course of 26 days after signing up. Once unlocked, you'll have access to the lesson for as long as you're a member. You can watch later at any time!
If you don't understand where you are, it's impossible to understand where to go.
Inside 40 to 4.0, I give you the knowledge and tools you need to understand where you are, what your habits are, and where you should go.
It's time to become self-aware.
There are loads of different skills and shots that are taught in the course.
Some of the skills included are topspin dinking, third shot drops, drives, and dives, backhand slices and much more.
Other advanced skills are covered like blocking and misdirecting.
Learn to think about pickleball in a way that few people do. I teach pickleball from a down-to-earth perspective. I use simple language that will help you understand pickleball in a way that makes sense.
I also use analogies and metaphors that visually stick in your head and can be recalled as you're playing.
Understanding the underlying mechanics and design principles of pickleball is essential.
Once you understand how the game is designed, you can then understand how to exploit the principles. 40 to 4.0 is littered with these principles.
How should you behave on the court? How do you get more confidence? What should you mindset be going into a match?
All of these questions and more are answered in 40 to 4.0.
Pickleball strategy is complex. 40 to 4.0 gives you the best strategies to win the toughest matches.
Not only this, but the course will teach you how to strategize in the moment, giving you the ability to adapt on the fly.
40 to 4.0 unlock schedule
The 5+ hours of lessons are unlocked over the course of 26 days to ease you into the process. Once unlocked, you can access them anytime you wish!
Day 1 - Introduction. Change. Self-awareness setup.
Day 2 - The keys to great pickleball. Tempo and pressure. Phases of pickleball.
Day 3 - The grip. The wrist.
Day 4 - How to develop great hands. Spin.
At this point, the free trial ends.
Day 5 - Topspin groundstroke.
Day 6 - Slices.
Day 7 - Advanced serve.
Day 8 - Shot transitions and footwork.
Day 9 - Returns and advanced return of serve.
Day 10 - Third shot drop. Getting to the kitchen effectively.
Day 11 - Third shot drive and dive.
Day 12 - The backhand and forehand roll. The 4th shot.
Day 13 - Drilling and assimilation.
Day 14 - Advanced dinking. Setups.
Day 15 - Initiating the attack. Defending against the attack.
Day 16 - Volley battles.
Day 17 - Resetting.
Day 18 - Unforced errors and shot selection.
Day 19 - Take your warmups to the next level.
Day 20 - How to strategize.
Day 21 - Player knowledge. Pattern recognition and adaptation.
Day 22 - Cause and effect: breaking down a point.
Day 23 - Mindset: be a technician, not a warrior. Pickleball panics.
Day 24 - How to develop confidence. How to get into higher level games.
Day 25 - Dogma. Perfect technique vs. style of play.
Day 26 - Conclusion.
Monthly video content
Members also get access to monthly content
MONTHLY Q&A SESSIONS
Every month Barrett will upload a Q&A video session for members. The sessions will start with anything newsworthy about PK Academy such as any courses coming soon to the membership or general updates.
The remainder of the session will be dedicated to answering questions directly from PK Academy members. Members get access to the entire archive.
MONTHLY VIDEO ANALYSIS SESSIONS
Video analysis is key to taking your game to the next level. By being a member to PK Academy, you get access to match analysis done by Barrett. One video is uploaded every month.
4 day free trial
Try out PK Academy for 4 days!
TRY IT OUT
Get limited access to course materials inside PK Academy for 4 days. This is a great way to check out PK Academy and see if its the right fit for you.
40 TO 4.0
You'll get the first 4 days of the 40 to 4.0 schedule just like normal. If you wish to not go further with PK Academy, just cancel before the 4 day is up.
I know how it feels.
I started from nothing.
I was a complete racket sport beginner. A newbie in every way imaginable.
But with passion, grit, and determination, I became a competent player in pickleball. It was a grueling process.
Throughout that time, I created a website, podcast, and YouTube channel to share my knowledge about the sport.
I also became a certified pro with the PPR and the IPTPA.
Now I get to pass everything onto you.
Not sure yet?
PK ACADEMY IS BEST FOR:
PK Academy is primarily designed for players at a 2.5 to 3.5 level.
The program is also great for advanced beginners or even complete beginners with previous racket sports experience.
Players who are beginners, but are highly motivated and want to hit the ground running.
PK ACADEMY IS NOT FOR:
Players who are looking for quick and easy solutions for their game. There is no such thing!
Players who are 4.5 and above. PK Academy is primarily designed for intermediate players.
If you're not going to be committed to the process, you won't get much out of PK Academy!
What happens once I sign up?
Here's what happens when you sign up to PK Academy
Once you sign up, you'll get multiple emails giving you more details on how everything works. At this point in time, your free trial has begun. You'll also get emails for the next 26 days detailing what will be covering that day in 40 to 4.0. Don't worry, once you unlock a lesson, you can re-watch it any time you wish! You don't have to follow the 26 days exactly.
We require players to sign up with a credit card. This means that once your free trial (4 days) is up, your card will be charged automatically. There are no refunds beyond that point. You can cancel anytime before then!
Either through the navigation bar at the top of this site, or within the emails that will be sent to you, you'll be able to access all of the course materials in the member's only area.