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Melba Bishop Pickleball Teaching Pros

Melba Bishop – Thanksgiving Pickleball Tournament,

USAPA Sanctioned Event (USAPA membership required) Come along and join the fun – gobble gobble!...Read More
October 22, 2018

Court Resurfacing October 15-19th

We are closing the courts Oct 15 thru Oct 19 for Court Resurfacing....Read More
October 13, 2018

Rocktober Round Robin

Hi Gals Reminder this Tuesday is our Rocktober Round Robin. There is one spot left...Read More
October 10, 2018

Patriots Day Chickleball Round Robin

The ladies monthly round robin tournament was held on 9/11 this past week. We used...Read More
September 13, 2018

David 'MAC' McDowell

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Mac is a Pickleball teaching professional certified by the IPTPA. He is a student of the game and has an ability to see quickly those areas which will help move a player to the next level.  He is a tournament player in both singles and doubles. A former head tennis teaching professional (certified by the USPTR), college coach and Junior Davis Cup coach, Mac developed a number of division I college players, including a state HS singles champion. Several of his former students went on to become teaching professionals, including the current UCSD men’s tennis coach. The Quincy Tennis Association awards a junior player with the “Dave McDowell Sportsmanship Award” annually since 1990. Mac was ranked #1 in the district in singles in his age group. 760-815-7892 sbcoachmac@gmail.com

Randy Gaynor

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Randy Gaynor played college tennis. He is a 5.0 pickleball player and competed in several national tournaments. He is IPTPA certified and has been teaching pickleball for 6 years. Randy has worked with some of the areas top 5.0 players.  You can contact Randy at ‭(442) 500-9577‬.

Pat Carrol

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I discovered Pickleball in 2002, when I was competing in the National Senior Tennis Circuit. I was able to hit the ball well, and “thought” I knew how to play, since I had played 5.5 tennis and was certified by the USPTA as a teaching professional. I was WRONG thinking I knew how to play Pickleball; and it took me years of competing, using my tennis techniques and falling short of the winners’ podium, to realize I needed to find another way to play this game.

In 2004, I began dedicating my time and energy exclusively to promoting and playing Pickleball; and looked to the winners to discover what I was missing. Finally, through many discussions and a great coach, I found the answer: I WAS DOING TOO MUCH!! So, the GOOD NEWS was; if I did less with the shot, I would accomplish more. The BAD NEWS was; I had to change nearly everything I had learned in my 30 years of tennis. Instead of focusing on power, I had to learn to make accurate, soft shots. I was surprised to discover that there is way more strategy in Pickleball than in Tennis.

The changes were simple, but not easy; and took lots of intensive drilling, video taping, and sessions with my coach. My determination and commitment became my assets; and I learned to play “smart”, with patience and discipline.  As a result of my efforts and a great coach, I achieved my highest goals by winning Gold Medals in the 2012 USAPA National Championships in Singles, Doubles, and Mixed Doubles. Since then, I’ve won five more National Gold Medals, plus nine World Games Championships.

“Pat’s Picklosophy” is my way to guide players toward safer more efficient movement, and more fun and success on the pickleball court. I am available for private and semi-private lessons, plus custom groups by appointment. Contact me for details.  (760)310-6847 pickleballpat@yahoo.com

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Melinda Terrian

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My goal as an instructor is to help beginner/ intermediate pickleball players to develop key strategies. Take their game to the next level in recreational play or tournament play.
I can work with you improve your; drop shots, dinking with confidence, reading your opponents and being ready, serving with a purpose, doubles strategy and many more parts of the game. I video all lessons and review for feedback.
I am a certified teacher IPTPA.  USAPA Ambassador for Hemet/San Jacinto. Currently teaching the 1st pickleball class for Valleywide recreational parks in San Jacinto. I play competitively in both doubles and singles. Competed at Nationals won silver in women’s singles. Melinda.Terrian@yahoo.com
USAPA Sanctioned Event (USAPA membership required) Come along and join the fun – gobble gobble! November 23 – 25 2018 Friday 23rd:  Mens Doubles & Womens Singles Saturday 24th:   Mixed Doubles $250 Prize money for all Mixed Doubles Gold Medal match winners   Sunday 25th:   Womens  Doubles & Mens Singles Registration $65 (no additional charge......
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We are closing the courts Oct 15 thru Oct 19 for Court Resurfacing....
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Hi Gals Reminder this Tuesday is our Rocktober Round Robin. There is one spot left in beginners division. Must sign up to play. Please contact Joyce to sign up or cancel jblocklear@cox.net . Wear your favorite rock and roll shirt or just come with attitude! Remember there is a 5$ buy in in addition to......
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The ladies monthly round robin tournament was held on 9/11 this past week. We used it as an opportunity to remember the events of that tragic day. Many will never forget where they were when they heard the news 17 years ago, but some of the facts may fade. To remind us of this act......
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SINGLES, ANYONE? Presented by Pat Carroll: 3-time National Singles Champion Sundays, September 16 And September 23 11am to 1:30pm At Melba Bishop Courts: 5303 North River Rd., Oceanside Classes will cover the following: TECHNIQUE – the difference between doubles and singles COURT POSITIONING & FOOTWORK – efficient movement STRATEGY – simple plans for winning points......
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  SKILL-RATING WORKSHOPS TRILOGY   Presented by Pat Carroll – winner of 8 National Titles and 13 World Games Titles FOR ADVANCED BEGINNERS,INTERMEDIATE & ADVANCED PLAYERS Discover your strengths and weaknesses, and learn simple strategies; featuring “Stop-Action Pickleball” Includes three inventory sheets to score your skills and know your USAPA skill rating Week #1: WHAT......
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