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Tallahassee Pickleball Association

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ABOUT THE TALLAHASSEE PICKLEBALL ASSOCIATION

There are hundreds of Pickleball players in Florida's Big Bend area. Tallahassee Pickleball Association, Inc. has been formed to bring these players together in one organization that can work with government and the business community to provide much needed improvements in access to Pickleball courts and services. Some basic needs include:

  • additional courts commensurate with our numbers, including some covered outdoor courts and additional indoor courts;  
  • shade structures for existing courts at Tom Brown Park and the new courts at Southeast Park;
  • water fountains, bottle fillers, and bathrooms convenient to the courts;
  • regularly scheduled Pickleball training at all levels, including free clinics to attract beginners and bring them quickly up to speed; skill level clinics (3.0, 3.5, 4.0, etc.), and ratings assessments;
  • regularly scheduled leagues, ladder leagues, round-robins, and tournaments;
  • regional tournaments that will bring in competitive players from around the southeast region and provide a positive economic impact for the community.

Local government has limited resources, and competition for those resources is strong. TPA works with local government and business to encourage allocation of resources to Pickleball. We will also work to assist local government development of Pickleball courts and services through cost-sharing and volunteer activity. Pickleball communities throughout the country have formed similar clubs and associations, and have achieved remarkable results. By joining as a TPA member you will be helping us create a Pickleball experience that our Big Bend Area players can be proud of.


TALLAHASSEE AREA PICKLEBALL INSTRUCTORS




Mark Ardizzone

Email: mapbzone@gmail.com

Certification/Credential: USPTR, In progress

Level of instruction provided: All Levels

Location where instruction provided: FSU Indoor Tennis Complex on Pottsdamer St

Additional information: Individual/group Lessons, MLP tournaments and Selkirk paddle demos


Phone: 501-613-8913 (call or text message)

Email: timothybaghurst@gmail.com

Certification/Credential: Pickleball Coaching International Certified

Level of instruction provided: All Levels

Location where instruction provided: Northside Community Center

Additional information: Individual/group appointments available. Regular group lessons are held on Monday evenings.




Anne Davis

Phone: 914-391-6209 (call or text message)

Email: amdtennisz@comcast.net

Certification/Credential: USPTA tennis and Pickleball, PTR and PPR certification, IFP - International Pickleball Federation

Level of instruction provided: All Levels

Location where instruction provided: Any City of Tallahassee courts




Abdel Gozalez

Phone: 850-459-5081 (call or text message)

Email: abdel.gonzalez@gmail.com

Level of instruction provided: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

Location where instruction provided: Lafayette Oaks, Chaires Park

Website: abdelgonzalez.wixsite.com/pickleballessentials




Phone: 850-274-5359 (call or text message) or 850-891-4979

Email: Lenin.mongerie@talgov.com

Certification/Credential: IPTPA and IFP Certificated instructor, IFP Head Tester

Level of instruction provided: All Levels

Location where instruction provided: Any City of Tallahassee courts

Website: talgov.com

Facebook page: City of Tallahassee Pickeball (facebook.com/COTPickleball)






Dale Newman

Phone: 850-778-3812 (call or text message)

Email: dalenewman56@gmail.com

Certification/Credential: Pickleball Coaching International. Certified Pickleball Instructor, Certification Level 1

Level of instruction provided: Introduction to Pickleball classes & Beginner to Low Intermediate instruction. Individual or group lessons.

Location where instruction provided: Any City of Tallahassee courts

Website: talgov.com

Facebook page: City of Tallahassee Pickeball (facebook.com/COTPickleball)






Destin Perry

Phone: 941-724-0466 (call or text message)

Email: destinperry@gmail.com

Certification/Credential: Certified Professional with the City of Tallahassee for Tennis and Pickleball, USPTA and IFP level 2 and 3

Level of instruction provided: All Levels

Location where instruction provided: Any City of Tallahassee courts

Website: talgov.com

Facebook page: City of Tallahassee Pickeball (facebook.com/COTPickleball)



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