About Viking Pickleball

Sarah Saari is the owner and Lead Instructor at Viking Pickleball.  Sarah is a 5.0+ USAPA Pickleball Player and is certified through the International Pickleball Teaching Professional Association (IPTPA).   She is a sponsored player by; Engage Pickleball, Pickleball Sarasota, and PB1965.  Before Pickleball, Sarah spent years in the classroom teaching Physical Education and coaching/organizing sports programs.  Originally from Minnesota, she migrated to Florida after experiencing Pickleball while staying in a RV park.  Sarah credits her friend Linda Marasco for introducing her to the sport.

Sarah has been teaching Pickleball for 3+ years.  She has helped grow the Pickleball Community in Southwest Florida with the services Viking Pickleball now offers.  Sarah also leads the Education Program ran by Peace River Picklers, located in Punta Gorda, FL.

Viking Pickleball is based in Venice, FL.  Camps, Clinics & Lessons are offered in Islandwalk @ The West Villages and at Englewood Sports Complex.  

Viking vision

“Viking Pickleball empowers players to achieve their goals and facilities programs to enhance pickleball communities.” 

VP Commitments

Victory  – experience victories  (small and large) as a player, a partner, and a competitor.

Inspiration – be inspired to build connections with partners and with communities.

Knowledge – learn the best strategies and techniques to play SMART Pickleball.

Inclusive – enjoy a program tailored to all levels, abilities, and ages.

Navigate – VPB will help you navigate your path to success.

Growth – grow yourself, your skills, and your game.