Rob’s background is unique in that it doesn’t include any previous paddle or raquet experience. He comes from a competitive basketball background, playing at the collegiate level in Santa Barbara and overseas in Europe.
He found pickleball in late 2019 and has quickly progressed into a 5.0/Pro player. After years of being a basketball trainer/coach, Rob had a smooth transition into becoming a Pickleball instructor. Rob is certified by the Professional Pickleball Registry (PPR) and has taught for over 2 years and ran clinics before joining our team.
Rob travels around the world playing and teaching pickleball and competes in tournaments year-round, including stops along the APP and PPA Pro tours. His love for this sport also influenced him to start his own pickleball lifestyle apparel brand, NVZ (Non-Volley Zone). Besides being sponsored by NVZ, Rob is also sponsored by Incrediwear and is currently negotiating with a major paddle company.