Suncoast Pickleball Association Pickleball Camps
Sept. 12-17, 2021
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, (Jupiter, Clearwater, Englewood, Sarasota, Piper's Landing, Riverbend).
Jim was inducted into the Pickleball Hall of Fame, Class of 2020.
They are founding member of the International Pickleball Teaching Professional Association, (IPTPA,), are USAPA Ambassadors-at-Large, contributors of training articles for Pickleball Magazine, Tournament Directors of the Pickleball Fever in the Zoo Tournament.
Jim is a member of Team Onix and Yvonne is a member of Team Paddletek. Jim & Yvonne embrace the opportunity of helping players improve their skills and enjoyment of pickleball.
David Kelly is an International Pickleball Teaching Professional Association (IPTPA) Level II Certified Teaching Professional from the Asheville, NC area. He is a high-level player and medalist at multiple tournaments including USAPA Regionals. For the past several years, David has provided instruction throughout Western North Carolina and is a core member of the Appalachian Mountain Pickleball (AMP) instructional group.
He attended the University of Illinois, was ranked number one as a freshman, and advanced to the finals of the Big Ten Championships. After college, Barry played professionally on the satellite tour in Europe and the United States. Following his professional tennis career, Barry returned to Florida to become the Director of Tennis at Casa Ybel on Sanibel Island.
Barry continued to play tennis tournaments and was ranked number one in Florida in the Men’s 25 and Men’s 30 division, in addition to being number two in the men’s open division. At the age of 47, and after many years away from playing competitive tennis, Barry found his new love, Pickleball.
In 2017, Barry turned Pickleball Pro and has won numerous Pickleball tournaments including 4 Florida Senior games in singles, doubles and mixed doubles.
Barry has won numerous Pickleball tournaments including the Atlanta Open with Scott Moore, the Texas Open with Steve Kennedy, the World Pickleball Championship with Paul Olin, and the most coveted prize in Pickleball, the US OPEN Senior Pro Men’s Doubles Championship with Dave Weinbach.
Barry looks forward to playing and competing all over the country showcasing the growing sport of Pickleball. He is an IPTPA Certified Teaching Professional and the head Pickleball Professional at Pickleball & Tennis US in Bonita Springs, Florida. In addition to being one of the top ranked pickleball players in the world, he is full-time Realtor with John R Wood Properties.
Visit pickleballcommunitiesflorida.com to learn more about Barry.
Mindy is a certified International Pickleball Teaching Professional Association (IPTPA) instructor, Level I Referee and serves as National Events and Team Building Coordinator for Pickleball Rocks. She embraces The Pickleball Rocks mission which is “to help Pickleball grow”. She is passionate about helping others to have fun and be healthy through the sport of Pickleball.
She is passionate about helping others to have fun and be healthy through the sport of Pickleball. Mindy says, “attending clinics and camps, like Coach Russel’s Suncoast Camp at Montreat have been instrumental in my growth as a player, so I’m excited and honored to be an instructor this year at Montreat!”
She is a National Champion in four other sports. As a 3-time Olympic qualifier, she represented the U.S. Racquetball Team for 15 years, adding 5 World titles and 33 National Championships to her resume. She has coached college basketball and high school tennis, in addition, to personally trained college and elite-level athletes preparing for the Olympics and the Football Combine.
Pickleball Coach, Rachael Kroog, wants to take your game to the next level.
Rachael holds a double certification by the IPTPA(International Pickleball Teaching Professional Association) and the PPR(Professional Pickleball Registry). She is sponsored by Engage Pickleball.
- Have fun
- Reduce your anxiety by calming your mind
- Increase your consistency, power and control through:
- Peace, patience, placement and lots of perfect practice
Rachael has accumulated over 100 medals in her 10 years of competition. She’s competed at the 5.0 level in tournaments across the country winning golds in state tournaments in MN, WI, AZ and TX, and gold medals at The National Pickleball Championships, The National Senior Games, The US Open and in The World Huntsman Games.
Rachael was named outstanding female athlete of her High School winning the sectional championships in basketball, softball, tennis and volleyball. She held a NY State ranking of #2 in women’s doubles which led to a 4 yr athletic scholarship to The Univ. of Ky. She was inducted into her High School Athletic Wall of Fame for achieving what no other athlete has garnered, 16 varsity letters in 4 different sports.
“My dad, my athletic hero and MN State Champion baseball pitcher,Fred Kroog, taught me how to play this addicting game and he and I had many fun years of playing together.”
In my desire to give back and honor my dad, a % of the $ made from my PB coaching goes towards offering free musical programs for our elders living in senior living communities in the Twin Cities.
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Meet the Pros for Montreat 2021