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Ogi is an accomplished and dynamic elite certified professional coach with over 25 years of experience on the tennis court, spanning three countries and working with children and adult players ranging from beginner to nationally ranked juniors, adult competitive teams, college and professional players on both the mens and womens tour. Ogi decided to take his coaching and playing skills over to pickleball, becoming a Professional Pickleball Registry "Professional" level coach and a youth development certified coach. He most recently served as the Pickleball Director at Lifetime Westminster, where he designed a program catering to players ranging from absolute beginners to advanced tournament players.
Ogi is a strong believer in the tactical-technical connection, meaning he instills sound fundamental techniques and movement principles based on a tactic or strategy a player is trying to execute in order to achieve success. Above all, Ogi strives to create a fun, safe and positive learning environment where players fall in love with the sport of pickleball as well as a love for learning and practicing with intent. 

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Jeff grew up playing tennis but in 2020 hung up his racquet, got a paddle, and has not looked back. He received his certification to coach through the Professional Pickleball Registry in April of 2023. Jeff loves to share his knowledge of the game of Pickleball with others and help people improve their game, but most importantly wants everyone to have fun playing.

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Justin Parker aka “JP” is a USAF combat veteran with over 11 years of service. His sports background began early with football, then grew into a passion for ice hockey. He has played on multiple military affiliated hockey teams across the US and Europe. In 2022, his team won the USA Hockey Warrior Classic National Championship.

He began his pickleball journey in 2020 in Palm Springs, California. Over the last four years he has devoted countless hours to perfecting his game. He is a true student, always learning and evolving new techniques and strategies. He has traveled the US to learn from the top pros in the sport in order to bring new ideas, thoughts and drills to your game. He was also selected as a DUPR ambassador for Colorado. He is very familiar with the DUPR algorithm and application. JP holds a PPR coaching certification and is always working on adding additional certifications to his resume. 

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mike paze

U.S.P.T.A. / I.F.P. Certified Pickleball Professional and Tennis Professional

Mark’s experience as a racquet sports professional spans 5 decades and he has been a full time pickleball professional for 12 years. In addition to serving as a pickleball professional at Third Shot Pickleball, he is the head teaching professional at Foothills Parks & Rec, Ken Caryl Ranch Community Center, and Columbine Country Club. He has over 30,000 hours of experience in designing pickleball and tennis programs and has introduced pickleball to over 600 players in the Southwest Denver community.

Mark has competed in the USAPA national pickleball championships in singles, mens doubles and mixed doubles. Mark has won pickleball titles in men’s doubles at 4.5 / 5.0 level in Colorado State Open and Sun City Marinett Open Phoenix Az.  He is a current member of 4.5 / 5.0 pickleball league championship team in Phoenix AZ. for 2019, 2020 & 2022. His most recent U.S.A.P.A. skill rating is 4.809. 

Mark’s greatest strength is his ability to adapt his lessons and programs to the skills, ages and personalities on the court.


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Lillian grew up in Canada playing multiple sports, mostly hockey and softball. Lillian started playing pickleball in 2016 and fell in love with the sport.

She is an IPTPA Level II certified instructor and has been teaching since 2019. She is also currently teaching pickleball at Apex Parks & Rec and at Life Time Athletic Flatirons.

Lillian enjoys introducing and sharing her passion for pickleball with others.She loves to help students learn and improve their skills while having fun playing this amazing sport!

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Mike is a Colorado native and is the youngest of nine children. He grew up playing multiple sports, but gravitated toward tennis which he played in high school and college. Currently a 5.0 rated tennis player, he has transitioned to focusing primarily on pickleball and sees the crossover between the two sports as a great opportunity to bring connections to his teaching/coaching.

Mike is a PTR certified tennis instructor and a PPR certified pickleball instructor/coach. He has coached and taught tennis and pickleball for several years, and actively competes in both sports locally and nationally. Mike is a patient instructor and enjoys teaching/coaching all ages and skill levels. Currently a retired educator, he is very excited to share his passion for pickleball to help all players reach their goals.  

mike macdonnell

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