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.
Gabe Galvez is a PPR-certified pickleball coach, a Sergeant with the Nevada Army National Guard, and Truckee Meadows Pickleball Club Vice President. Gabe’s expertise in racket sports originated at the Reno Tennis Center and Caughlin Ranch, extending to coaching roles at Reno High School and Damonte Ranch High School. Gabe offers specialized clinics and private lessons. His unique mix of discipline and passion elevates players’ games.
Specialty: Players of All Levels.
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.
I love Pickleball and I love teaching it! Improving a player’s game and watching that “lightbulb” moment occur during a lesson is euphoric. As a senior player, at times you question the wisdom of those aches and pains. But those aches and pains inform you that you are alive and well!
In 2021 I received certification via the Professional Pickleball Registry (PPR) so I could improve my instruction ability.
My other activities are: Travel, cycling, Spanish, and being a yoga instructor (RYA 200hr)
Specialty: Intermediate & Tournament Seeking Players.
Tennis & Pickleball Pro
Specialty: Beginners/Advanced Beginners & Youth Players.
Racquet Sports Director
Randy is a former NCAA D1 college player, USPTA elite tennis pro with over two decades 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.
Specialty: Players at All Levels & Player Development.