Pickleball Teaching Pros

Sean Rickard IPTPA Certified

Sean Rickard
IPTPA Certified Teaching Pro


Sean Rickard is a local Firefighter and Pickleball Professional. He grew up playing tennis and table tennis and switched to Pickleball in 2015. Since then, he has become a USAPA rated 5.0 tournament player and now teaches the game throughout Southern Arizona. Last year he became certified by the International Pickleball Teaching Professionals Association (IPTPA) as a Rating Specialist and Teaching Professional. Sean offers private lessons and clinics to players of all skills who are looking to improve their game.

Private Lesson Rates:
1 hour: $50 (member rate) | 1 hour: $60 (non member rate)

Joey Farias
IPTPA Certified Teaching Pro

IPTPA Certified Pro Joey Farias


I currently treat Tucson, AZ as my home base but I was born and raised in Corpus Christi, Texas. I am 31 years old and converted to pickleball after playing tennis. I come from a high level tennis background where I played Division I tennis and competed internationally as a world ranked junior tennis player. I injured myself in late 2009, which in turn ended my professional tennis prospects. I then went on to coach college tennis as well as help run a junior tennis academy. I coached tennis for 11 years before I was introduced to pickleball. I was introduced to pickleball in November of 2015 in Lansing, Michigan by Dan O’Toole and DJ Howard. Dan O’Toole was actually my first tournament partner in a small local tournament and that’s what really hooked me. And it didn’t hurt that my first day on court I was playing with Simone Jardim and Corrine Carr Siebenschein. I am currently one of the top players in all three pro pickleball events; singles, mixed and doubles. I have been coaching athletics now for 15 years. I am IPTPA certified and currently travel around the world doing clinics, running tournaments and promoting Pickleball.

Some of my Pickleball accolades are:

  • 2017 US Open Pro Doubles Bronze medalist
  • 2017 Pacific Northwest PPF Pro doubles Gold Medalist
  • 2018 US Open 19+ Mixed doubles Silver medalist
  • 2018 Nationals 19+ singles Bronze medalist
  • 2019 Grand Canyon State Games 5.0 Men’s Doubles Gold medalist
  • 2019 Hawaii Open Pro Men’s doubles Silver medalist
  • 2019 Hawaii Open Pro Men’s singles Bronze medalist
  • 2019 Florida Grand Slam Men’s Pro Doubles Gold Medalist
  • 2019 Grand Canyon Men’s Pro Doubles Gold Medalist
  • 2019 US Open 25+ Pro Mixed Doubles Gold Medalist
  • 2019 US Open Men’s Pro Singles Bronze Medalist

Private Lesson Rates:
1 hour: $80 (member rate) | 1 hour: $90 (non member rate)


Included on our 20 acres by the river are:

  • 30 lighted tennis courts
  • 12 lighted pickleball courts
  • 11 indoor racquetball/handball courts
  • Aerobics/yoga
  • Exercise classes throughout the day
  • Two 75′ junior Olympic heated pools
  • Basketball Courts
  • Volleyball courts
  • Fully equipped weight room
  • Cardiovascular machines
  • 2 Jacuzzis
  • Sauna

Excellent childcare is available to members and their guests

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