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Meet our Pickleball Pros

Templeton Tennis Ranch offers high-quality pickleball clinics and private instruction by our staff of certified Pickleball instructors and coaches...

Tim gray

TTR Director of Court Sports
Head Tennis and Pickleball Pro

Tim graduated from Washington College in 1986, with a bachelor’s degree in philosophy. He earned his master’s degree in sport science in 2005 from the United States Sports Academy. In 2007, Tim was inducted into the Washington College Athletic Hall of Fame.

Tim has enjoyed a lengthy head coaching career, both in men’s and women’s tennis, that began in 1986. He boasts an NCAA Division III National Championship, an NCAA Division III national runner-up finish, four NCAA Regional titles, 13 NCAA Tournament appearances and seven conference championships. During his career, Tim's teams have upset the number one team in the nation in all three NCAA divisions.

Tim spent five years (1990-1995) at Washington College as the head men’s and women’s tennis coach. The team won the NCAA Division III National Championship in 1994 and was the runner-up in 1995.

From 1995 to 2002, Tim was the head men’s coach at Florida Southern College, where he guided the team to a third-place NCAA Championship finish, seven consecutive NCAA Tournament appearances, and two Sunshine State Conference Championships. He was also named the Sunshine State Conference Coach of the Year in 2000 and 2002.

From 2005 to 2011, Tim had a successful term as the head women’s tennis coach at Auburn University. During his time there, the Tigers received three-straight at-large bids to the NCAA Championship, while individuals were selected for the NCAA Singles Championship four consecutive years. Under Tim’s leadership, the squad also defeated the nation’s No. 1 ranked team, won the SEC Western Division Title, and had three players named All-America.

In Tim's first year at Brown (2016-2017), the Bears saw two student-athletes earn Second Team All-Ivy honors for doubles and reach a No. 44 ITA ranking over the course the season. Tim coached back-to-back Second Team All-Ivy recipients for singles in 2017-2018 and 2018-2019. This season, the Bears 2019-2020 campaign saw the program open the spring with six-consecutive victories.

MIKE PATTERSON

Pickleball Pro

Mike Patterson starting playing tennis at the age of 9 years old. He soon started playing tournaments in the Fresno area and more importantly, began spending his summers playing in junior club league. The hours spent playing tennis and racquetball during all those summers and later in high school at Hoover High School left him with a dormant skill set that would prove ideal for pickleball. Mike’s tennis career ended after high school when the college he chose to attend didn’t have a tennis team. At the California Maritime Academy in 1989, he switched to soccer and played Division 3 soccer there for three years. He continued playing and coaching soccer for the next 25 years in local men’s leagues and pick-up games all over SLO county.

Mike began playing pickleball in early 2017 and quickly found that he was pretty good at it. He won a silver medal at nationals that year and has become a regular in the California pickleball community; often traveling to Concord, Sacramento, Simi Valley and San Diego to train and play with the best players in the state. Early in 2018, Mike started wondering if he could make a living teaching others the sport that he had fallen in love with. He decided to try in June of 2018 and earned his IPTPA teaching certificate. Mike’s Pickleball teaching philosophy is to encourage students to embrace the soft game. “Keep your dinks and drop shots unattackable and success will follow!”

TINA BAGANZ

Pickleball Pro

KATHI STANLEY

Pickleball Pro

DOUG BATES

Pickleball Coach
USAPA Referee Trainer