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Engage Pickleball Academy is proud to introduce our resident Pickleball Pros...Robert and Jodi Elliott.

 

Robert Elliott Bio and Background:

  • US Open Pro Level Medalist

  • USAPA Nationals Gold Medalist

  • Tournament of Champions Gold Medalist/Champion

  • Current Global Director of Training for the International Federation of Pickleball (IFP)

  • Head Instructor for the largest Pickleball Training Entity in the world (Engage Pickleball Camps)

  • Member of Instructor Staff of the official USAPA Pickleball Magazine

  • Lead Instructor for IFP University Pickleball Camps

  • Former Director of IPTPA (International Pickleball Teaching Professional Association)

  • Former Division 1 Tennis Player and Instructor at one of Nick Bollettieri's tennis acaedemies

 

Jodi Elliott Bio and Background:

 

  • US Open Medialist

  • USAPA Nationals Medialist

  • Tournament of Champions Prize Money Winner

  • East Canadian Nationals Gold Medalist

  • Global Instructor for International Federation of Pickleball (IFP)

  • One of the lead instructors for the largest Pickleball Training Entity (Engage Pickleball Camps)

  • Former Director of IPTPA (International Pickleball Teaching Professional Association)

 

Robert and Jodi bring their teaching experience, expertise and passion for Pickleball to the court, helping you believe & achieve!  By folllowing some simple basics...they can help you achieve your goals of becoming a 4.5/5.0 Pickleball player. 

 

Do you need to have a tennis, racketball, or other racket/paddle sport background to be a 4.5/5.0 player.  The answer is an astonishing 'NO'.  But let's step back for moment.  What does 4.5/5.0 mean.  In typical racket/paddle sports, they have a grading system, 2.5, 3.0, up to 5.0 (being the best).  By following some basic instructions, techniques, and strategies, just about anyone can become a 4.5/5.0 level Pickleball player.

 

Pickleball is a sport for all ages.  Our children started playing pickleball at ages 8 & 10 and in their early teens started playing top level 5.0 tournaments across the country such as Arizona, California, Michigan and Utah.  We live adjacent to the Pickleball Center of the world (The Villages) where seniors play and enjoy the sport on over 200 courts every day of the year.  We started in our 40's.  It's a great sport for everyone of all ages and we still today play with our multi-generation family (the grandparents and kids).