Our professional pickleball instructors have years of playing and coaching experience. They have experience coaching players at every level. We offer private, semi-private, group, and team lessons for all ages and abilities. We offer them all!
We live and breathe pickleball. On this court, you’ll find stellar pickleball coaches all bound by the same passion to help players realize their full potential.
Following my retirement from UPS I discovered Pickleball and haven’t put my paddle down since! After playing and competing in tournaments for several years, I began teaching. First, with the City of Reno for 6 years and now throughout Truckee meadows for the past several years. My passion is to teach beginners and help existing players improve their skills. In addition to Pickleball I enjoy golf and riding my horse Cisco.
Specialty: Beginners/Advanced Beginners, Strategies & Fundamentals.
Tennis & Pickleball Pro
Born and raised in Reno, Chris began playing tennis when he was 3 years old with his father Carlo. As a junior, Chris competed in USTA Northern California tournaments and won the team state championship for Galena High School in 2001. Chris went on to play division I tennis for the University of Nevada and continues to compete in tennis and pickleball tournaments today.
Specialty: Players of All Levels & Competitive Drilling.
Tennis & Pickleball Pro – League Coordinator
Rob Lizares is a USPTA Certified Tennis Teaching Professional with over 25 years of experience. Rob works with players of all ages and takes pride in delivering great experiences in every session. He finds helping his clients reach their goals and watching their skills develop over time incredibly rewarding.
Nevada has been Rob’s home for over 30 years. He enjoys spending time with his family outdoors. He has a passion for mountain biking, running, fitness and nutrition.
Specialty: Beginners to High Intermediate Level.
Retired family physician and medical investigator for Nevada State Board of Medical Examiners. Certified Pickleball and yoga instructor. Awarded numerous medals in west coast senior games and other tournaments. Was bilingual (Spanish) science and math instructor at Hollister high school, so able to teach Pickleball in Spanish.
Specialty: Intermediate & Tournament Seeking Players.
Racquet Sports Director
Randy is a former NCAA D1 college player, USPTA elite tennis pro with 18 years of coaching experience, and college graduate obtaining an MBA from UNR. As owner of Tennis Nation Racquet Sports, Randy focuses on training coaches, programing, marketing, and streamlining operations. His goal is to provide racquet sports opportunities and exceptional experiences for everyone in the Reno community.