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 as well as several other tournaments; 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 the past 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 has been playing pickleball for more than 3 years and has quickly moved up to considered one of the top players in the Province.
He enjoys sharing his knowledge and passion of pickleball with anyone who will listen.
Sean achieved IPTPA certification in November 2017 and enjoys teaching and coaching players of all levels.
Sean's most recent achievements as a player include:
Tommy Wong Invitational - January 2018
Men's doubles 4.5 bronze
Southern Alberta Open - April 2018
Mixed doubles 4.5/5.0 gold
Kamloops Open - June 2018
Men's doubles 4.5 gold
Mixed doubles 4.5 bronze
Sherwood Park Open - July 2018
Men's doubles 4.5/5.0 gold
Mixed doubles 4.5/5.0 silver
Red Deer Open - August 2018
Men's doubles 4.5 silver
Men's singles 4.5 gold
Alberta Provincial Campionships - August 2018
Mixed doubles 4.5 gold