I am a 4.0 tournament player, IPTPA Certified and guest teaching pro at indoor facilities Lucky Shots Pickleball Club in NE Minneapolis, and Mega Pickle and Pong in Chanhassen (soon to open 2nd location in Minnetonka) and will be teaching indoors 2024 at the Victoria Recreation Center in Victoria.
After playing for a few years I accidentally fell into teaching when a friend who managed the Eden Prairie Community Center suddenly needed a replacement for his pickleball instructor. I hesitantly agreed and found that I loved teaching, coaching and running drills for others who love my sport! Soon after that I became Certified by the IPTPA and have now been teaching since 2017.
Since 2001 I have been the head pro for the City of Edina running all of their drills, skills and Intro classes. My other key areas to teach outdoors are primarily in the Minneapolis SW Metro including Edina, Minnetonka, Richfield, St Louis Park, and Bloomington.
Pickleball can be a time for silly laughter, or a fulfillment of your desire to just be physically challenged or compete at a tournament level. I help with whatever you want to achieve! Fresh air, exercise, competition and new friends can make pickleball just what you have been looking for!
I live in Bloomington with my husband Jim, am a grandma to 14 grandchildren with another on the way, love to garden and often will bring my sweet puppy Hannah to the courts. She loves to watch and hang out with us!
I can't say enough about Pickleball...it has transformed my life in so many ways and I bet that once you start you won't be able to stop! You'll be hooked like the rest of us!