A desire to be fit and stay active along with a caring nature and genuine interest in other people came full circle for Leslie when she first discovered the game of pickleball in 2012.
Leslie has competed in both the Canadian and US Nationals and most recently won a gold medal in mixed doubles 4.5 50+ at the 2021 Canadian Nationals. While she loves being a player, introducing and teaching pickleball to others is her real passion.
She has also been an advocate for pickleball in her community by sitting on the board of the Parkland Pickleheads Club for five years, and through refereeing and teaching others the game. Leslie wants to make it possible for others to experience the fun and health benefits that this sport has to offer!
Cofounding "In A Pickle" with her playing and business partner, Sean in October 2017 has allowed Leslie to attain her dream of being able to share her knowledge and love for the sport of pickleball.
Sean started playing pickleball in the firehall and was instantly HOOKED. Sean quickly got in to tournament play and loves competing at a high level.
He enjoys sharing his knowledge and passion of pickleball with anyone who will listen.
Sean is affiliated with Pickleball Coaching International and enjoys teaching and coaching players of all levels...especially performance training with players wishing to take it to a higher level.
Sean has brought home medals from across Western Canada and the U.S. including multi medals at Canadian Nationals..and most recently won a gold medal in mixed doubles 4.5 50+ at the 2021 Canadian Nationals. Now that Sean is eligible to play 50+ his new goal is to climb the ladder at Senior open!