Meet our Pickleball Pros
Templeton Tennis Ranch offers high-quality pickleball clinics and private instruction by our staff of certified Pickleball instructors and coaches...
Tennis & Pickleball Pro
Darren is a USPTA/PTR Certified Tennis Professional and PPR Certified Pickleball Coach. Darren brings 20 years of coaching experience as a former collegiate tennis coach and tennis professional at several clubs, including the Omni La Costa Resort in Carlsbad, CA, and Balboa Park in San Diego.
Darren holds a Bachelors Degree in Psychology from Linfield College, and a Masters Degree in School Counseling from University of Redlands.
Darren played tennis at the College of the Sequoias for two seasons before moving on to play at Linfield College in Oregon.
As a collegiate coach, Darren was named the 2008 Division 1 Big Sky Conference Coach of the Year at Eastern Washington University where he guided his team to the programs' first ever National Championship appearance vs UCLA. Darren has also had coaching stints at Gonzaga University, University of Redlands, and Fresno City College.
In recent years, Darren has been playing and enjoying pickleball. He will be teaching tennis and pickleball clincis, and will be avaialble for private lessons in both.
Pickleball Coach - Monday Drills (intermediate+).
Pickleball Coach - Tuesday Drills (beginner/intermediate).