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Pickleball Professional Staff

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Jason Golden, USPTA Elite Professional/IPTPA Certified Instructor/SPEC Tennis Certified Instructor
Director of Wellness and Sports Courts
Pope Properties

 

Jason is currently the Director of Wellness and Sports Courts for Pope Properties. Before he stepped into that role, he was the Tennis Director at Esplanade Golf and Country Club in Lakewood Ranch, FL. Jason was also with Peter Burwash International and served in the roles of Tennis Director at the Hilton Guam Resort and Spa in Guam, Head Tennis Professional at Maui Prince Hotel in Hawaii, Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Laurel Oak Country Club in Sarasota, and Tennis Professional at the Sports Core in Kohler, Wisconsin. In addition to that, Jason also was the Director of Tennis at Mission Valley Country Club in Venice, FL and Tennis Professional at Lakewood Ranch Country Club in Lakewood Ranch, FL, Girls Tennis Coach at Lakewood Ranch High School in Lakewood Ranch, FL and Venice High School in Venice, FL where he coached numerous district titles, regional titles, and state teams in the FHSAA state tournament. Jason has also had the opportunity to coach football at different levels from Head Coach of a local youth league football team, QB Coach and Offensive Coordinator at a couple local high schools, and Head Coach of a local Semi Pro team.

Jason is also the Regional Director for Coaches of Excellence and does work with the 3D Institute and has had the opportunity to coach and mentor over 200 local coaches on 21st Century Coaching and 3-Dimensional Coaching. Realizing the importance of Wellness in being a 3D Coach, Jason picked up running in 2009 and has been fortunate to run over 100 half marathons, over 20 marathons, and a 50 mile ultramarathon.

Jason earned a B.A degree in Coaching/Sports Management in 1996 from Lakeland College in Sheboygan, Wisconsin after transferring from Colorado State University. During his time at Lakeland, he played #1 singles and #1 doubles for three years and was named team captain in 1993 and 1994 and was all-conference in singles in 1994.

Jason lives in Lakewood Ranch and has two daughters Jordan and Taylor. Jason's hobbies include spending time with his daughters, watching sports, reading, and running.

 

Phone: (941) 539-6083
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Paul D’Amico, USPTA Elite, PTR Professional and PPR Pickleball Certified
Head Sports Courts Professional
Esplanade Golf and Country Club

Paul is currently the Head Sports Courts Professional at Esplanade Golf and Country Club in Naples. originally from Bristol, Rhode Island. Paul has also been the Head Tennis Professional at Vineyard Haven Yacht Club in Martha's Vineyard, the Tennis Director at the Landings Yacht, Golf & Tennis Club, Fort Myers, and the Tennis Director at the Weymouth Club in Weymouth, MA. Paul has been the National Administrator for USTA Junior Team Tennis. Paul has also been the Men's Head Tennis Coach at the US Naval Academy (Patriot League Champions and Coach of the Year, 1998) and the Women's Head Coach at Trinity College, Washington, DC. Paul has also been the Boy's Head Tennis Coach at Canterbury High School, Fort Myers.
 
Paul graduated from Bristol Senior High School, Bristol, RI. Inducted into the Bristol Athletic Sports Hall of Fame in 2002. He graduated from Catholic University in Washington, DC and received his BA in World Politics ('84) and his Law Degree ('88). Paul played varsity tennis at Catholic U. for 4 years ('80-'84). Played #1 Singles and Doubles for two years and was Captain for two years. Paul was the Rhode Island State Boy's High School Finalist in 1980.
 
Paul is on the Board of Directors for Madisen's Match Tennis Event, a fundraiser for Golisano's Children's Hospital, Fort Myers. The event has raised over $950,000 to date.
 
Paul resides in Fort Myers and has a son, Tre. Paul still enjoys competing sectionally and nationally, Semi-Finalist in both the USPTA National Clay Court and Grass Court Singles Championships (2018) and Finalist in the Grass Court Doubles Championships (2018). Paul's hobbies include traveling and photography.
 
Phone: (617) 827-9484
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