I learned to play pickleball in high school P.E. class. I picked the sport up again in 2009 when Rockford experienced a movement to grow the sport in the Forest City. In 2010, I founded Northern Illinois Pickleball which is a non-profit through the Rockford Park District Foundation.
I have instructed countless people over the last decade and enjoy getting people into the game and on an active lifestyle journey. In 2019, I decided to take instruction to the next level and became a Certified Pro through the Professional Pickleball Registry (PPR). I am certified by the PPR to instruct adults and youth. I am also a USA Pickleball Youth Program Provider (YPP).
I am fully insured and available for group and individual lessons, as well as facility contract instruction. Lessons are held at UW Health Sports Factory in downtown Rockford, Illinois.
Dedicated to getting you in the game!
Owner / PPR Certified Pro
Acknowledgements & Awards
Interview by WREX News
Pickleball continues to grow in the Stateline
by Eric Graver
Jun 20, 2023 — "It's very accessible," Selchow said. "Very easy to learn, but it takes a lifetime to perfect. You can learn the sport in about 45 minutes to an hour, but there's a lot of nuances to the sport that take a long time to master."
March 2023 — "A lot of women that I teach have never had the opportunity to participate in sports since they grew up in the 60s and 70s when girl's sports were not common in schools," said Jenn. "I have learned that being the best coach means listening. I listen to their stories, listen to their struggles, listen to the whole situation instead of trying to jump midway into the story and fix the issue."
Celebrating Our Park Champions
August 2018 — Jenn was honored at the Rockford Park District’s “Celebrating Our Park Champions” event! Jenn received an award for her volunteer work promoting the sport of pickleball in the community. She’s taught free pickleball lessons, sat on a pickleball advisory committee, and helped out with the New Year’s Eve Bash tournaments at the UW Health Sports Factory.
"Jenn is the best! I was new to this area and joined her class, learned so much and have completed 3 of her classes. I was a little intimidated as I am in my mid 60's and found that there were people older than me, so don't be afraid to sign up!"
- Roger F.
"Both my son and I took Jenn's beginner class. Although we started playing beforehand, she had a lot of tricks and trades to share and learn. Jenn is very knowledgeable and patient in her teaching. Definitely recommend any one to take her class."
- Terri S.
"Jenn and her team are wonderful! Her passion for the sport and years of experience really shows through. We were fortunate to book Jenn and her team for a corporate event, an introductory class, and had the best time! Everyone was so helpful, friendly, and energetic. Keep up the great work!"
- Tasha W.
"I booked a session with Jenn for a work outing and it was so much fun! We had a blast. Highly recommend if you are looking for a new way to stay active."
- Emily P.
"I took the intro class and thoroughly enjoyed learning the rules of Pickleball! Jenn was very knowledgeable and extremely patient with the many questions I asked😁 I look forward to playing!"
- Mary K.
"I attended a skills and drills class and found it very helpful to improve my game! Jenn is a great instructor! Would highly recommend!"
- Lauren F.
PPR Certified Coach