Dr. Sharon Eisen picked up her first pickleball paddle in 2015 and hasn’t put it down since. In that time she has played in local, national and international tournaments winning several gold medals as well as silver and bronze.
In early 2018 she became certified to teach pickleball and is presently teaching in her hometown of Brookfield, CT. She will be bringing her knowledge of the game to Oxford, CT and will be available for instruction for most levels of play.
She loves teaching this wonderful sport so that others can enjoy it as much as she does. She loves to travel and plans on attending tournaments all around the world if possible.
In her spare time she practices veterinary medicine at her clinic in Brookfield which she opened almost 30 years ago. Dr. Eisen also has a good sense of humor and loves a good laugh.
Mary Martinik has enjoyed a 40-year career in public physical education. Her many years of administration, teaching and coaching sports has resulted in numerous local and state recognitions. For the past several decades Mary has excelled in local, state and national play in tennis and softball.
Mary’s love and passion for Pickleball began in 2013. Today she competes successfully in Pickleball tournaments on a local, regional and national level. Mary is an *IPTPA certified Pickleball instructor and currently runs clinics, private & group instruction in both the Fairfield County region and Long Island NY.
Mary is a resident of Monroe, CT with her husband Jeff, has three grown children and enjoys spending time with her four grandchildren.
Rudy Meredith is the 2018 silver medalist in singles at the National Championships in Indian Wells, CA. Rudy’s first introduction to pickleball was as a physical education teacher in New Haven in the late 1990s when he taught pickleball as part of the PE curriculum.
Rudy got reintroduced to the game five years ago and has since won numerous tournaments including the 2018 Gamma senior pro event in Pittsburg, PA. He is a three-time Atlantic Regional pickleball champion and he has won in singles, doubles and mixed doubles. Rudy was also a semifinalist in the 2016 and 2018 US Open Championship in his age group. In The spring of 2019, Meredith qualified for the senior National Championships in New Mexico in all three events (singles, doubles, and mixed).
Rudy is an IPTPA Level II Certified Pickleball Teaching Professional. He has taught pickleball in Fernandina Beach, FL and in his home state of Connecticut.
Rudy has a degree in Physical Education and his master’s degree in Sports Science and Coaching Education. He is a patient and positive instructor who loves to see his students improve and enjoy the game.