Meet our coaches
With more than 20 years of combined Pickleball experience, we want to share our knowledge with you.
Tournament Experience at all Levels
Whether your goal is medaling at Nationals and the US Open or playing locally we can help
A seasoned professional, playing for Selkirk, Brian brings a level of grace and excitement to the game. Brian is our lead instructor and excels in discussing and demonstrating techniques which you can build on all the way from becoming levels to a pro! Prior to teaching Pickleball, Brian was a college tennis player and a college tennis coach.
A former Division 1 multiple sport athlete, Rich has used that background to coach in multiple sports over the years. Rich coached Pickleball for over three years for the Encinitas Pickleball club at the famous Bobby Riggs Racquet and Paddle club. Having battled injuries over the past few years, Rich has a unique perspective on helping athletes that are no longer Division 1 college athletes.
Ann has a passion for Pickleball drills. This passion has led to her coaching and helping many players stand on the podium at tournaments. A silver medalist at Nationals, Ann is gentle soul that becomes a fierce competitor on the courts. Ann will lead women groups and specialty clinics focused on drills.
Well known around the desert for sweeping the 4.5 level at the Lakes tournament which propelled her to the 5.0 level, Nicole is a true athlete and great pickleball coach. Nicole has coached Pickleball at Bobby Riggs and has worked with Morgan Evans in past coaching events.
Another seasoned professional, playing for Selkirk, Matt is known for his fast hands and defensive intuition. Matt brings fun and energy to his clinics as you learn to love defensive skills. A former volleyball player it is never a good idea to try and lob over Matt.
Known in the Pickleball world as the Flying Ninja, Vicki is a personality in the game. Vicki is a founder of the Pickleball group Sick Trx with Ben Johns, Kyle Yates, Irna Tereschenko, and Brian Ashworth. Vicki possesses a deadly two handed backhand and is a master of inside out shots. Her perspective from playing against and with some of the both players in the world translates to fun techniques and drills.
Drive for show, drop for dough…
Do this with your paddle and win a point every time….Let out balls go out.
Play Like Moses
One of our favorite shots in Pickleball is where you push your opponents to the sides (part them down the middle) and then hit a soft winner to a wide open middle.
The person or persons that had the most fun.
Don’t take our word for it – here’s what our clients say:
Brian is a marvelous coach and fun to work with. He taught me some crazy shots.
Ann’s coaching started me on my path to a Gold medal at Nationals. She told me to stop hitting the ball into the net.
Unless you can do circus tricks stay away from Vicki’s coaching. She hits me every time we play
Alex – Vicki’s boss
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