RADDSPORTS

Pickleball Coaches

Mary Rossow

Mary Rossow

Pickleball Coordinator
Denise Devonish

Denise Devonish

Pickleball Coach
Ed Schmidt

Ed Schmidt

Pickleball Coach
Scott Siewert

Scott Siewert

Pickleball Coach

Mary Rossow

Pickleball Coordinator

Mary was born and raised in Wisconsin, the youngest of 7 siblings. She is a proud Mom of 3 sons and Mimi to 8 grandchildren. Her husband Tom and her have been married for 30 years and have lived in Alachua since 2006. They are huge fans of the Wisconsin pro and college sports teams.

Mary retired in 2018 from the insurance/investment business. Prior to that, she managed two Bed and Breakfast properties, as well as, an Assisted/Independent Living Facility. Her earlier work history was in the Administrative field with Michels, Inc. and John Deere.

Mary's hobbies are cooking, gardening, spending time at the beach, and traveling to spend time with her family and grandchildren. Her true passion is promoting and playing pickleball. Mary started playing in 2018 and has been a member of USA Pickleball and has served as a USA Pickleball Ambassador for Alachua County since 2019. She is also a Level I Certified Instructor with the International Pickleball Teaching Professional Association (IPTPA) and a Selkirk Advocate. Mary demos, educates, and helps surrounding and local community players purchase the best Selkirk paddle for them.

Denise Devonish

Pickleball Coach

Denise Devonish is a PPR-certified pickleball instructor. Denise previously coached field hockey, table tennis, and soccer and now has entered the wonderful world of pickleball. Denise discovered pickleball in 2020 and played recreationally for 1 year. After entering her first tournament in Gainesville, she realized that she had fallen in love with the sport, but she also needed to learn the fundamentals to get better. Three years later she is now enjoying the sport tremendously and sharing her knowledge with others

Ed Schmidt

Pickleball Coach

Ed Schmidt is a PPR and IPTPA, PTR-certified Pickleball professional and Tennis instructor with experience in developing and coaching players at the beginner and intermediate levels.  Ed has strong skills in teaching Pickleball and Tennis along with team building to youths at the junior and high school levels.Ed plays in professional Pickleball tournaments and has been the recipient of several medals including Gold, Silver, and Bronze.

Scott Siewert

Pickleball Coach

Scott started playing pickleball in 2015 just for exercise, little did he know, that it would turn into an obsession. After taking many clinics and private lessons with top pros in the field over the years, he decided to become an instructor and signed up with the International Pickleball Teaching Professional Association (IPTPA). Scott earned his Level I Teaching Certification in 2018, and then the Level II Certification in 2019.In the last 6 years, he has played in over 50 tournaments throughout the US, winning more than 50 medals, including 10+ Gold medals. He currently teaches in several North Florida cities.