Pickleball Pros

Kyle Yates

    Kyle Yates is a Pickleball Hall of Fame nominee! Some accomplishments in his pickleball career include:  

    • 6X US Open Pro Champion
    • 15 USAP Nationals medals, including 4 GOLD
    • Picklebowl Champion
    • Winter Classic Champion

Jonny Pickleball

Jonny Pickleball Andrews is a pro player and proud U.S. Army veteran who completed multiple tours of deployment as a Combat Arms Calvary Scout. After completing service, he discovered pickleball in 2015 and never looked back!

Jonny has helped structure the IPTPA and has been certified by multiple organizations. Jonny also spearheaded the way by becoming one of the first Certified Rating Specialists. He also created the Jonny Pickleball Show in 2017, which is still ongoing and highlights the top professional players throughout the world. Jonny continues to travel the country leading camps and clinics, playing on the Professional Pickleball Tour, and competing against the best players in the world.

Scott Golden pickleball pro

Scott Golden

Scott Golden, a PPR & IPTPA level 2 certified instructor, is Head Pro at Woodfield Country Club, the #1 country club in Boca Raton, FL for racquet sports experiences. Also known as “Golden Boy”, Scott is a USAPA 5.0 rated pickleball player who discovered the sport in October of 2016. He has played close to 100 pickleball tournaments all over the country and the world since March of 2017.
In 2018, Scott signed a major Pickleball contract with Monarch Pickleball/Dicks Sporting Goods. This allows him to travel the country teaching & playing pickleball. In January 2020, Scott signed a contract with the Professional Pickleball Association to do commentary for their pro tour on ESPN3. When not on the courts competing, Scott can be found live streaming and color commentating at major pickleball tournaments all over the Country.

Andy Gensch

Andy Gensch is a pickleball professional and certified teaching pro who was the Pickleball Consultant and Head Pro at Chicken N Pickle from 2015 – 2022. Some of the highlights of his pickleball career include:

  • Board Member – Pickleball Hall of Fame (2016-2021)
  • Country Club Consultant (2018-Present)
  • Tournament Director
  • Parks and Recreation Advisor 
  • 2-Time National Medalist – 50+ / 2014 Mixed Doubles & 2015 Men’s Doubles
  • Senior Professional and Sponsored Player – Selkirk
  • 10-Time State Games Gold Medalist (KS, MO, IL, IA, OK)
  • National Champion – State Games of America (2017)
  • IPTPA – Certified Instructor and Director (2016-Present)
  • Commentator – Pickleball Channel, US Open, USA Pickleball Nationals

Wes Gabrielsen

Wes Gabrielsen is a 2022 Pickleball Hall of Fame Inductee! Some of the highlights of his pickleball career include:

  • 11x USAPA National Champion
  • 6x Canadian National Champion
  • 2x US Open Champion
  • 2x Tournament of Champions Winner
  • Won over 160 gold medals open/pro in career
  • IPTPA Founding Member
  • IPTPA Level 2 Instructor 
  • Head Pickleball Professional at Illahe Hills Country Club (Salem, OR)
  • Selkirk Sponsored Player 
Erica Love pickleball pro

Erica Love

Erica Love is an IPTPA Certified Pro and Director of Pickleball hailing out of the beautiful, sunny beaches of Florida. From the first moment the plastic ball hit her wooden paddle on the gym floors of a YMCA, she was completely hooked. Since then, Erica has become a 5.0 player, a US Open Medalist, and qualified with a Golden Ticket for the APP National Championships for 5.0 MXD. In 2018, Erica began coaching and has found tremendous joy in working with her students. She is known as a strategic coach and specializes in helping people identify their strengths and opportunities by breaking down the mechanics of their movements, giving purpose to their shots, and developing team strategies. You can find Erica at Live, Laugh, Pickleball on Facebook.

Ronnie Gold

Ronnie Gold is a PPR certified Pickleball instructor out of Palm Beach Gardens Florida. He coaches local & international camps, clinics and private lessons  & enjoy’s playing in tournaments as well. Dr. Ronnie Gold is a retired chiropractic physician and brings his knowledge and expertise regarding injury prevention and recovery into his teaching skills. Ronnie also brings his past college basketball training and coaching experience into his Pickleball passion. He has found a tremendous joy, and brings much enthusiasm to all ages and skill levels.

Suzanne Bernstein Pickleball pro at Pickleball in Paradise

Suzanne Bernstein

Teaching professional, Suzanne Bernstein, is both IPTPA (International Pickleball Teaching Professional Assn) and PPR (Pickleball Professional Registry) certified. As a playing professional, she has placed in WDS, MXDS and SGLS Pro events. Currently, Suzanne plays on the APP and PPA tours where she has a National ranking in Women’s Sr Pro Singles. Her sponsors include TMPR Sports and SuperGames.

Sally Nowak and Jenn Markling pickleball pros

Sally Nowak and Jenn Markling

Sally Nowak– IPTPA certified instructor who plays for Team Selkirk. Sally is the Head Pro at Vail Pickleball Club. 2022 Gold medal wins at 50+ 5.0 include The US Open, APP Legacy Open, and Rocky Mountain Championships.

Jenn Markling– IPTPA level 2 certified instructor, is the Head Pickleball Pro at The Springs Country Club in Rancho Mirage, CA. She competes and medals at tournaments all across the country, with her most recent win being GOLD with Sally Nowak in 5.0 50+ WD at the US Open in Naples, FL. Quote from Jen “By far, my favorite part about pickleball is the people I have met and the valued friendships I’ve established along the way. I have a genuine passion for the game, and love to play hard while having fun on the court”

Chris Powers, pickleball instructor

Chris Powers

Chris Powers is a four-time Nationals Gold medal champion as well as three-time Silver medalist. She competes around the country at the Super Senior Pro level. She competes in the Mixed Doubles and Women’s Doubles categories. She has competed in over 80 tournaments including Nationals in Indian Wells, California, and the U.S. Open located in Naples, Florida. She has won over 200 medals in the four years she has competed. Chris resides in Aiken, South Carolina with her four horses, three dogs, and two pickleball courts. She conducts lessons and camps at her farm called Two Sisters Farm. She loves to teach and her students range from complete beginners to those who play competitively. Chris also runs free pickleball retreats for women diagnosed with any type of cancer through her organization, Women Beyond Cancer.