With over 30 years of playing and coaching high performance tennis, Kelly has quite an impressive track record!
> Won PIAA state singles title in '99 for North Allegheny > Won USTA National Gold, Silver, and Bronze titles > Held a top 10 junior ranking > Played women's tennis for University of Texas Women's 2002 - 2006 > Assisted in leading the North Allegheny girls tennis team to 4 state team titles > Coached many players to top Division I, II, and III schools
Kathy’s whole family has been with PTA. Her son learned to play tennis with PTA, her daughter worked the front desk for Pure, and she and her husband play here! She’s been our Adult Coordinator since 2014, and within a couple years, started working with our junior players as well! And as if that wasn’t already busy enough, she’s captain of multiple USTA teams!
Kathy bleeds blue & white. She and Greg met & matriculated from Penn State University - her children are also PSU alums! WE ARE! PENN STATE!
Kathy’s superpower: baking the best cookies you’re ever going to eat.
Originally from California, Barry has been coaching for approximately 12 years. In that time, he’s worked with Bill Bush (Andrew Agassi), Tim Pawsat (Jan-Michel Gambil), and most recently, Robert Van’t Hof (Lindsay Davenport). Barry’s primary focus is developing high performance players - which is great, as he’s our Director of High Performance.
Barry’s superpower: the ability to curate a playlist you’ll never grow tired of listening to.
Karolina has been coaching one way or the other since 2010. A 2016 graduate of Grove City College with a degree in entrepreneurship, she has taught in both Pennsylvania and Hilton Head, SC. Karolina currently leads our 10U program. You’ll see her on court with our Aces clinics, on our summer camps, and running our 10U tournaments - look out for the girl with the bull horn.
Karolina’s superpower: doing everything everywhere, all at once, and accomplishing it all.
Since joining PTA in 2015, Karley has grown alongside our company, starting as Front Desk staff to Integrator.
When she isn't utilizing the skills she's acquired to help our company flourish, you can find Karley reading or exploring in her free time.
If you visit our facility on Fridays, there's a strong chance that you will run into Karley's sidekicks, Gatsby & Pearl!
Karley's superpower: tackling any task that's given to her with a smile on her face!
Nick has been coaching tennis since 2015. Before he joined PTA in 2022, he taught in Long Island, NY, as a Senior Tennis Professional and On-Court Director. Nick loves to foster the love of the game in young students.
Nick is rarely found without a coffee in hand - unless he’s holding his daughter!
Nick’s superpower: remaining calm in any situation.
Dana brings a dynamic element of fun, passion, and high energy to structured pickleball play within both a recreational and athletic club setting. She has over 5 years experience as a pickleball program coordinator organizing and running pickleball social mixers, round robins, leagues, mini tournaments, and team building events. After becoming an immediate fanatic in 2017, Dana then became an Ambassador for the U.S.Amatuer Pickleball Association (USAPA) in 2018, where she has volunteered many hours promoting and growing the sport of pickleball in her community and surrounding areas.
Chris brings an extensive racket & paddle background to the pickleball instructor team.
Chris grew up playing junior tennis in Atlanta, GA, and went on to play on the University of Georgi Women's tennis team. Chris continued playing competitive tennis and platform tennis for decades before finding pickleball. She entered her first pickleball tournament 5 years ago and hasn't touched a tennis racquet since.
Chris competes in pickleball tournaments all over the country and has won medals in both Mixed and Women's Doubles.