Trainers

 

All of our trainers are IPTPA certified, (International  Pickleball Teaching Professional Association) which is the world leader in developing teaching standards in the sport of Pickleball.   A certified IPTPA instructor, is your guarantee that your instructor knows the specific strokes, strategies, and shot selections specific to Pickleball.

 
 
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Jesse Simon

Jesse Simon is a 5.0 level pickleball player residing in Leland, NC. Simon is an IPTPA certified pickleball coach. He played collegiate tennis at Fairmont State University from 2001-2004. Simon tried pickleball for the first time in 2012 and was immediately hooked. Simon has earned twelve gold medals, nine silver medals, and nine bronze medals all at the 4.5/5.0 level.

 

 Jeff Sheetz  Jeff Sheetz is an IPTPA certified Pickleball instructor who plays at a 4.0 level. He has a multiple sports background where he has instructed in many disciplines. When not on the Pickleball court, Jeff is an avid kayaker, bicyclists, and golfer. He has lived in Brunswick Forest for two years.

Jeff Sheetz

Jeff Sheetz is an IPTPA certified Pickleball instructor who plays at a 4.0 level. He has a multiple sports background where he has instructed in many disciplines. When not on the Pickleball court, Jeff is an avid kayaker, bicyclists, and golfer. He has lived in Brunswick Forest for two years.

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Jan Abbott

Jan Abbott helped make pickleball the well-known sport is is today here in Leland, NC.  He formed the Brunswick Forest Pickleball Club and has been key to raising the level of pickleball through excellent training.  

 

 

 

 Jill Vargas  Originally from Long Island, NY, Jill enjoys all sports but Pickleball is now her passion. Jill is an IPTPA Certified Pickleball instructor who enjoys promoting this great sport through education, and skill development. Jill teaches Pickleball clinics, and offers private Pickleball lessons for all ages. In addition to being a Certified Pickleball instructor, Jill is also a Certified Health Coach.

Jill Vargas

Originally from Long Island, NY, Jill enjoys all sports but Pickleball is now her passion. Jill is an IPTPA Certified Pickleball instructor who enjoys promoting this great sport through education, and skill development. Jill teaches Pickleball clinics, and offers private Pickleball lessons for all ages. In addition to being a Certified Pickleball instructor, Jill is also a Certified Health Coach.

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Richard Holloman

Richard Holloman enjoys playing pickleball at the 4.0+ level.  He is an IPTPA certified pickleball coach who has been playing pickleball for over 5 years.  

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Glenda Pfister

Glenda Pfister first learned about pickleball after moving to NC more than 5 years ago.  She has risen to the 4.0 level and played at the 4.0 level with some excellent partners in many tournaments earning Gold, Silver, and Bronze medals along the way.  She enjoys instructing at the beginner and intermediate level using the IPTPA certified pickleball coach tools for over 2 years.