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 monthly 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.
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.
Terri Schaefers has an extensive Racquet Sports background in Tennis, Racquetball and Pickleball as an instructor and tournament competitor. Terri has been playing and competing in Pickleball for 7 years and an instructor for 3 years. Terri is a PPR and IPTPA Certified Professional Instructor and a sponsored player for Gearbox Sports. She has been currently teaching for the City of Scottsdale, the J.W. Marriott and the Phoenix Country Club. Terri’s passion is sharing her love of pickleball and teaching players to improve their skills. She looks forward to seeing you on the courts!
Paul Fragoso, a former baseball player from NY and former youth soccer and softball coach, loves to compete in tournaments at the 4.5 and 5.0 skill levels. He enjoys elevating the game of his clients by incorporating the sport’s latest concepts and techniques into his instruction. Paul has also been representing Gearbox sports since early 2019 as one of their sponsored players and ambassadors for the brand. He is prepared for any level lesson from beginner to 5.0 by creating a customized lesson and supplies all the necessary teaching tools and equipment such as targets, ball machine, visual aids etc etc. Paul is also registered with the Professional Pickleball Registry as one of the few Certified Pro Level instructors in AZ.
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