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Marne Smith - Academy Park Campus
Pickleball instructor Marne Smith
Marné is a nationally ranked USAPA Member in good standing. She also a certified pickleball instructor through the International Professional Teaching Pickleball Association (IPTPA). She has been playing pickleball for 7 years and travels around the country playing in tournaments. She is the #1 ranked doubles and mixed doubles player in the State of  Tennessee for seniors in her age group. Currently she teaches beginner and intermediate clinics at Academy Park in Franklin. She loves the game and loves to teach even more.
Contact information: or 949-294-4645
Melissa Powell - Indoor Sports Complex in Brentwood
Pickleball instructor Melissa Powell

Melissa Powell is a native of Tennessee. She is an IPTPA certified Pickleball instructor and has been teaching clinics and lessons for about 4 years. She is sponsored by ProLite Pickleball and she is a 4.5 tournament rated player. Melissa has taught Physical Education for 28 years. She received her Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees from MTSU, where she also played volleyball. She played USTA tennis for many years. When she is not teaching or playing pickleball, she enjoys spending time with family and traveling.
Most Recent Achievements
-2020 Senior Olympic Qualifier, WDS 55+ Silver, MX 55+ Gold
-2019 NC Holiday Smash, WDS 5.0 Silver
-2019 Pickleball Nashville Labor Day Tourney WDS 5.0 Bronze
-2019 USAPA Great Lake Regional, WDS 5.0 Silver, MX 4.5 Silver
-2019 Atlanta Open South Pickleball Championships, MX 4.5 Silver
-2019 KY-ANA Pickleball Series WDS 5.0 Bronze
-2019 Logan Stanley Memorial Tourney, WDS 5.0 Silver
-2019 Greater Ohio Valley Invitational, WDS 4.5 Gold, MX 4.5 Gold
-2019 SEMO CHEMO Smash, WDS 4.5 Gold
Contact information: or 615-424-6424 

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