Meet Pickleball University’s Certified (IPTPA) Instructors



  Clare Grabher comes from a tennis background, having been a British Junior Champion and played at Wimbledon as well as being the co-owner of New England Tennis Holidays, an adult tennis camp in New England for the past 30 years.

Clare is the current US National Pickleball gold medalist in both singles and women’s doubles (55+, 5.0) as well as a two-time Senior Pro singles medalist at the US Open (50 and over) and a gold & silver medalist in both mixed doubles & singles at the Huntsman World Senior Games (55 +).

Clare is a Certified Level II IPTPA Teaching Professional and loves sharing her love of the game with students here in Florida and at her summer home in  New Hampshire.

Call or email Clare to book a lesson.  (772) 559 6219


Paul Woodman combines his professional teaching background with his Pickleball skills and knowledge to give each student a fun and rewarding training session.  Paul has accumulated dozens of local, regional as well as State level tournament medal awards. Each of his lessons are planned with specific skills important to you using practice drills that are proven to work and improve your game.  Lessons are individualized for the first time beginner to the more advanced player wanting to get to the next level.

Paul is a Certified Level II IPTPA Teaching Professional and enjoys sharing his knowledge and passion of the game of Pickleball! He is a year round resident of Vero Beach and a member of Pickleball University.

Contact Paul to schedule your individual, semi-private or small group lesson.

Call 484-366-4111 or Email at



Tom Quimby, Ed.D. (Friends call me TQ)  is a Professor of Physical Education Emeritus who has been teaching and coaching the joy of games and sport for over 40 years. Plays Pickleball 7 days a week – “Loves it” Yes, it’s OK with his wife.

TQ teaches Pickleball to groups and individuals all over Cape Cod and beyond in the summer and here in the winter.  Gold medal winner in 4 recent tournaments.

A recent workshop student wrote this:

“You have a knack for imparting valuable knowledge in a way that is engaging and encouraging. Your sense of humor made it an enjoyable experience.  The flash cards were very helpful to underscore your main points and the drills were excellent for practicing your principles. This was my first clinic and I learned a lot!”

Fun, focused learning will help you achieve your goals and improve your game quickly.  Need a team building workshop for your organization or group?

Call TQ!  ‭(508) 237-6947‬

IPTPA Certified Teacher and Pickleball Coaching International Member. Insured



Richard Ritacco has a Masters in Education and is an IPTPA Level II Certified Pickleball Instructor.

As an educator I have helped and seen people develop and grow in many areas of their lives

I started 2 pickleball clubs and grew 1 of them to over 90 members in 1 year. As an avid pickleball player I have a passion to help players develop and improve their skills. I bring players to higher levels teaching strategic play and smart pickleball.

Private, partners and group lessons.  Call Rich! (732) 330-4255