Suncoast Pickleball Association
Coach Matty Klein
Steve Kennedy was born and raised in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. He’s been playing pickleball for 3 years and teaching tennis for 27 years. He is a multiple medal winner in singles and doubles. He is currently one of the top senior players in the country and is a member of Team Engage. He has a pickleball academy in Davie, Florida and his passion is sharing the sport with others.
Suncoast Pickleball Pro Series Bio's
Scott Tingley was one of the lead instructors at this year's 2017 U.S. Open in Naples, FL. He has been working as a private Pickleball coach in the Punta Gorda area and has done group clinics around the U.S. His abilities and teaching techniques help students feel comfortable on the court and has earned him the privilege of serving as an IPTPA Certifier for Instructors. It is Scott’s passion to assist students as well as instructors to sharpen their own abilities to achieve what they need to take their passion to the next level.
Deb was raised in Walpole, Massachusetts. Home of Cedar Junction formerly known as Walpole State Prison! Her sports of choice in the good old days were Field Hockey, Basketball, and Softball. She went on to major in Physical Education at The University of Massachusetts and was Captain of the Field Hockey Team and selected to the United States Field Hockey Squad from 1968-1972. Chatham High School in the state of New York was her first teaching position. She was responsible for ALL activities including all the sports she loves to do PLUS cheerleading and gymnastics. Deb received her masters degree from East Stroudsburg State College in Pennsylvania then proceeded to coach/teach at Pine Manor College in Boston, Mount Holyoke College in Northhampton, and the University of Bridgeport in Connecticut. Prior to moving to The Villages in 2005, Deb co-owned a jewelry store on Cape Cod for close to 20 years and coached and taught tennis at various racquet clubs in Massachusetts.
Deb is the author of “Intense Pickleball Camp”Take it to the Next Level. She is also the creator of the ongoing instructional series on You Tube with over 90+ episodes devoted to improving your skill components: picklepongdebyoutube.
Currently, she enjoys teaching Pickleball in the Villages and loves being able to offer intense Pickleball workshops throughout the country as a traveling clinician. Pro-Lite Sports Inc. has selected Deb to represent their endeavors. As a Pro-Lite Pro she has offered workshops with Nationally acclaimed player Simone Jardim. She has traveled to San Francisco, Dallas, Minneapolis, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and all parts of Florida,
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Barry grew up in Miami Florida playing football and baseball in the youth programs until the age of 13 when he discovered his true love tennis. Within two years he was ranked in the top 5 in the state of Florida and top 50 in the nation. At 18 he won the Florida State High School Championships at the number one singles position earning him many college scholarships. Attending the University of Illinois, Barry was ranked number one as a freshman getting to the finals of the Big Ten Championships. He then played professionally on the satellite tour in Europe and the United States. After a brief professional tennis career he returned to Florida to become the Director of Tennis at Casa Ybel on Sanibel Island. Continuing to play tennis tournaments he was ranked number one in Florida in the Men’s 25 and Men’s 30 division and number two in the men’s open division. At the age of 49 and after many years away from teaching and playing tennis, Barry found his new love Pickleball. He began playing indoors recreationally for the first 5 years and then discovered outdoor tournament play 2 years ago. Barry, has won numerous tournaments including 4 Florida Senior games in singles, doubles and mixed doubles. He won the Atlantic Regional Championships and in March Barry won a silver medal at the US OPEN PICKLEBALL CHAMPIONSHIPS in Naples, Florida. In 2018 Barry has won four money tournaments including the Gold Medal at the prestigious Texas Open. Barry looks forward to playing and competing all over the country showcasing the growing sport of Pickleball. Barry is also an IPTPA Certified Pro!!!
Lucy Kitcher, originally from England, now lives in South Florida. She has played pickleball for four years.
Lucy plays for GAMMA pickleball and also represents KITCH apparel. She is level 2 IPTPA certified and is also a Certified Ratings Specialist.
Lucy recently returned from the 2018 National Championships where she earned a silver and a bronze medal.
Lucy has six US Open medals and multiple Nationals medals. She won a silver medal at the PPF tournament in Bend, Oregon. She attends numerous tournaments around the US and has too many medals to list.
Lucy runs a series of 8 GAMMA tournaments in South Florida with 300-500 players in each.
She also runs trips to Club Med in South Florida, Punta Cana, and more. To find out more send a friend request to Zero Zero Stay on Facebook or email zerozerostay.com and request to be added to mailing list.
Phil Bagley was born and raised in Massachusetts and resides in The Villages, Florida. He and Brian Stuab have won several USAPA National Men's Doubles Championships from 2012-2016.Soccer, Basketball and Baseball Background. Been playing Pickleball for 10 years. IPTPA Teaching Certification
2013 National Champion Men’s Doubles Open w/ Brian Staub
2012-2014 Nationals 35+ Men’s Doubles Champion w/ Brian Staub
2014 Nationals 35+ Mixed Doubles Champion w/ Jen Lucore
2010 Nationals 35+ Men’s Doubles Finalist w/ Coach Mo
2014 Tournament Of Champions Men’s Doubles Finalist w/ Brian Staub
2014 Nationals Men’s Doubles Open Bronze w/ Brian Staub
2016 USOPEN 45+ Men’s Doubles Champion w/ Brian Staub
Jeff Shank has been playing Pickleball for 12 years and teaching for 8 years.
He is a Two Time Usapa Nationals Gold Medalist
2017 US Open finalist 5.0 men’s 50+ with Team Engage.
He has a YouTube author “100 Pickleball Strategies” and is a Lead Instructor Viva Pickleball Tours in Madrid Spain 2015.
Usapa Certified Referee and Trainer
Usapa Certified Referee Evaluator.
Member Usapa Rules Committee