Meet Our Instructors
The Pickleball Instructors below are well-known and highly respected within the Phoenix Metropolitan Area. They teach clinics, bootcamps and classes at VICTORIUM on a monthy basis. They are outstanding coaches and phenomenal players that compete at the 4.5 through Pro Levels. Each Instructor teaches private lessons and group lessons outside of VICTORIUM. If you are interested in private or group lessons, please contact them directly.
David Smith is the teaching pro at Anthem Golf & Country Club in Anthem, AZ. He is a Certified PPR Pickleball Instructor and a member of Pickleball Coaching International. He has played in pickleball tournaments all over the US and recently has won medals at major tournaments. He invests a lot of time in Pickleball, playing and studying the game and talking to renowned coaches across the country.
Cathy Colbert Turchan has been playing for over seven years and loves watching players elevate their game. Cathy has been actively competing for six years and has been teaching in Arizona and Park City, Utah for four years.
Vicki Foster is an IPTPA and PPR certified pickleball professional and pro player. She is a three-time USAPA national 5.0 gold medal winner and was a finalist at the 2019 US Open women’s 5.0 doubles. Vicki has been teaching pickleball for ten years. She is a member of the Professional Pickleball Registry’s Lead Clinician team and a sponsored player with GAMMA Pickleball.
After playing tennis for over 40 years and coaching others, as well as achieving a 2nd place finish in the USTA 4.5 Nationals, Jeff left the sport due to injury. Once his shoes landed on a Pickleball court he found his new home. As a PPR Certified Pro Instructor, Jeff instructs players from basics to high level court strategies.
Lisa Spero, a multi-sport athlete, competes in tournaments at the 4.5 level. In 2018, she won Silver in WD 4.0 at the Margaritaville USA Pickleball National Championships. Lisa assists Dink All Day with leagues at VICTORIUM. Her energetic spirit and thorough knowledge of the sport is appreciated by players of all levels.
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