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Melba Bishop Pickleball Teaching Pros

Mixed Fixed Partner Round Robin Winners On June 8th

Sat Red group 1st Ken Zimmerman & Ann Woolard 2nd John Worley & Nicole Clark...Read More
June 15, 2019

Clinic #2 with Jennifer Lucore and Alex Hamner

Learn from your hometown Nationals Champions in both Open and Senior Open in doubles and...Read More
June 5, 2019


Beginning on Saturday June 8th Melba will be hosting 5.0/4.5 players from around the area. ...Read More
June 4, 2019

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
Sat Red group 1st Ken Zimmerman & Ann Woolard 2nd John Worley & Nicole Clark 3rd Kyle & Sherry Sedlick  Blue group 1st Dane Beal & Jackie Webber 2nd tied Michael Blaksley & Lydia Rodriguez and Paul Neubert & Michiko Rubio  Sun 1st Jim Roche & Cammy Standish 2nd  Brenda Ball & Helen Dalziel 3rd......
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Learn from your hometown Nationals Champions in both Open and Senior Open in doubles and singles. Jennifer and Alex have this one-time opportunity to teach locally. (last time they taught locally was three years ago)Learn from the best and improve your game! Tuesday, June 18,  4:15 – 6:15 pm( 2 hours, max 8 players per......
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Beginning on Saturday June 8th Melba will be hosting 5.0/4.5 players from around the area.  Play begins at 8:30 and will finish by Noon. This will provide higher-level tournament players with a great venue to practice against good competition....
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2nd of 5 Tips on Moving to 4.0 Patience and discipline are critical to improving your play at any level but particularly important at the 4.0 level and above.  Many times impulsivity will cause us to hit the wrong shot at the incorrect time. A common example is driving a ball that should be played......
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 2.0, 2.5 and lower level 3.0 Mixed Doubles Round Robin has been scheduled for Sunday JUNE 9th beginning at 9:00a.m.  Cost is $10. Register with Kim Schavel at (949) 212-1066. Please register ASAP as the last Round Robin filled within a couple of days. (Register with a partner or we will do our best to......
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