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Growing up in Minnesota, Sarah Saari was raised watching The Minnesota Vikings. With Viking blood in her veins, she found out she was a natural competitor, even winning a “Punt, Pass, & Kick” contest at the early age of 7. She grew up to be a dual sport collegiate athlete who received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Physical Education in 2007. Sarah spent 5 years in the classroom and over 15 years facilitating youth sports before finding Pickleball. Sarah was first introduced to Pickleball in 2016 while vacationing in Sarasota, FL. She instantly fell in love with its universal appeal and accessibility for all ages. Within a few months, Sarah was running skills & drills in her own community and, due to popular demand, she decided to turn her love of the game into a career, and Viking Pickleball was born! Coach Sarah is motivated to deliver the absolute best court experience by the enthusiasm and drive in her students. Sarah is certified through the International Pickleball Teaching Professional Association (IPTPA) and is the resident Pickleball Pro for IslandWalk @ The West Villages located in Venice, FL.