Pickleball Teaching Pros

Sean Rickard IPTPA Certified

Sean Rickard
IPTPA Certified Teaching Pro

srickard4@gmail.com

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

jfariaspickleball@gmail.com

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)

Jenson Singleton
IPTPA Certified Teaching Pro

jensonsingleton@gmail.com

Jenson Singleton is a Tucson local who grew up playing a variety of sports. He attended Northern Arizona University, and majored in Physical Education. He played semi professional soccer for a number of years, and coached club soccer. He started playing pickleball in 2018 when his wife Rita started coaching tennis at TRC and became addicted to the game. Since then, he became certified by the International Pickleball Teaching Professionals Association (IPTPA), and currently offers private lessons and clinics to players of all levels looking to improve their game. In his free time he enjoys hiking, playing soccer, golfing, and of course playing pickleball.

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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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