Instruction > Meet our Team

Sarah Saari

  • Lead Instructor
  • Team Engage Sponsored Player
  • 5.0 USAPA Rated Player
  • 2019 Nationals Medalist
  • 2018 US Open Gold Medalist
  • 2 Gold Medals @ Great Lakes Regionals
  • 2 Gold Medals @ Middle States Regionals
  • 4-Time Medalist @ Grand Canyon State Games

Karen Francis

  • Lead Instructor
  • 4.0 USAPA Rated Player
  • Reigning Islandwalk Champ in Mixed & Women’s Doubles
  • Court Name: “Coach Chop”
  • # of Successful ATP’s in Tournaments: 21

Julie Manuel

  • Lead Instructor: Intermediate & Advanced Camps
  • Team Onix Sponsored Player
  • 5.0 USAPA Rated Player
  • US Open Medalist
  • Nationals Medalist

John Marando

  • Lead Instructor: Intermediate & Advanced Clinics
  • 5.0 Level Player
  • Former Handball Champion (Xaverian High School)
  • Court Name: “Coach Ovah'”
  • From Brooklyn, NY

Rachel Koral

  • Lead Instructor: Intermediate & Advanced Camps
  • Court Name: “Sarg”
  • 5.0 USAPA Rated Player
  • Team 1965 & Team Babolat Sponsored Player

Beth Burgan

  • Lead Instructor: Beginner Clinics
  • 3.5 75+ Rated Player
  • Court Name: “White Lightning”

Tom Roelse

  • Lead Instructor: Intermediate & Advanced Clinics
  • 5.0 USAPA Rated Player
  • Pickleball Instructor @ Sarasota National
  • Pickleball Instructor @ Riverwood
  • From Sheboygan, WI
  • Former Raquetball Player

Kren McManus

  • Lead Instructor: Beginner Clinics
  • 4.5 USAPA Rated Player
  • 2018 US Open Gold Medalist
  • Former Squash Player
  • Court Name: “Digger D”

Brad Matthews

  • Lead Instructor: Intermediate & Advanced Clinics
  • Court Name: “Blockin Brad”
  • Pickleball Instructor @ Del Webb Lakewood Ranch

 

 

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