Pickleball Instructors

Meet James LaRosa

James LaRosa is a certified Pickleball Instructor and 4.5 Rated Tournament Player and Gold Medal Winner. His experiences have taken him from a Young USTA Tennis Player and Instructor, to teaching Pickleball in Allegheny, Butler, Beaver counties (Pittsburgh Indoor Sports Arena and Lauri Ann West Community Center) over the last few seasons.

James established his Pickleball Roots in New Castle, PA where he fined tuned his skills via tournaments and weekly ladder matches. Thanks to their involvement with Pickleball, James and his wife Marianna have friends from all over, including Florida, Utah and Virginia.
James LaRosa
Pickleball is a fun sport and anyone can play, not to mention all the friends you make. It is a great social sport. 

CTPA is doing a great job of bringing competitive and social play to Cranberry Township. There truly is room for everyone.

My wife and I are CTPA members and look forward to meeting everyone.

- James LaRosa

Meet Barry Watkiss

Barry recently won a GOLD medal  in a sanctioned regional tournament  against some of the best 4.5 teams east of the USA.   Barry is an active volunteer for CTPA and has help the talents of many players in our association. Barry has a unique perspective to the soft game in his new agenda to help all level of players.

Pickleball is a great sport  and I am looking forward in helping other people to develop their skills to get them to the next level

 - Barry Watkiss