Meet our Pros!

DONNA CHING - PPR & IFP Certified playing and teaching pickleball for 5 years.

KEVIN CHING - PPR Certified playing and teaching pickleball for 5 years.

BOB LEW - Bob is PCI Trained playing pickleball for 5 years and teaching pickleball for the past year.

DEAN MCCOLGAN - Dean is PPR Certified and has been playing pickleball for 5 years and teaching pickleball for the last year. Dean has been a sports coach for over 30 years and understands the physical and mental requirements to learn and excel in sports. Dean believes pickleball is a great way to stay active and healthy and learning pickleball the right way will make it a better experience for all who decide to take up this popular sport.

ELAINA PAREDES - A pickleball player for 4 years, Elaina has served on the OPA Board since 2019 as the Juniors Program Coordinator and Coach. She is also an International Federation of Pickleball (IFP) Academy Certified Coach as well as a Professional Pickleball Registry (PPR) Certified Coach. Elaina has coached soccer for 25 years in both the high school and youth club leagues. She has a Master’s Degree in Teaching which allowed her to teach in private and public schools for 20 years.

MARGARET SHIMIZU - Aloha! My name is Margaret Shimizu and I love pickleball. I am a kindergarten teacher by trade and am passionate about teaching everything and everyone! I am a tennis player and pickleballer. I love the game of pickleball with all the different shots and strategy. I love meeting new people. As a PPR Certified Pro, I love helping players get to the next level and to meet their individual goals while having laughter and fun.

CHRIS TAKENO - I started playing pickleball five years ago, been an instructor for over two years with IFP, previously a junior team tennis assistant coach, and a recreational tennis player for some years. I like to keep my classes on the fun side and provide tools or tips to improve one's game.

DANNY TENGAN - Danny has been playing and teaching pickleball for 5 years.

KEVEN WONG - Aloha, my name is Keven Wong, and I was born and raised in Hawaii. I’ve played many sports throughout my life including tennis for 17 years. I started playing pickleball 5 years ago and like most, fell in love with the sport. One of the things I love about pickleball is that it’s a great sport for everyone regardless of age or sports background. When I first started playing, I was surprised to find myself playing against someone in her 80s!

I’m a 5.0 level player and sponsored by Engage Pickleball. I am a PPR certified instructor, and I enjoy working with players of all ages and skill levels- beginner, intermediate, or advanced. I believe that a better understanding of the game of pickleball along with proper technique can improve your skill level and overall enjoyment of the game. Pickleball has become a true passion of mine, and I look forward to working with you! Certifications and Memberships: PPR certified pickleball instructor, CPR/First Aid, USA Pickleball member.