Chris Cheverie


Manta Pro Team - Pickleball

Since 2018

Paddle: Extreme Point .5 2G

Pickleball Club: OPA (Ottawa Pickleball Association


SILVER - Men's 3.5 Doubles

> OPA Member Madness, Dec 9, 2018


I have been playing Pickleball for 5 years now and loving it more and more each day.  My background is squash and tennis but I’m all Pickleball now.  I enjoy travelling with my wife Karen and friends to the Caribbean and playing Pickleball everywhere in the Caribbean sun.  My wife and I play Pickleball about 6 times a week and I enjoy teaching beginners this fantastic game.  I have been using Manta Pickleball paddles for a couple of years and recommend them to all.  See you all on the courts, over the net or around the post.

Elya Postma


Manta Pro Team - Pickleball


GOLD - Ladies Doubles 4.0 19+ 

> Southern Utah Pickleball Shootout, St George March 28-31 2018  


I have been playing pickleball since 2014 and have completely fallen in love with the game. I am involved with promoting pickleball through the Manta Pro Team and traveling the world to introduce pickleball to new countries/ communities/ resorts etc. My goal is to become fully certified by the IPTPA and continue to travel the world to play/promote pickleball and Manta!

Erin Fitzpatrick


Manta Pro Team - Pickleball



Ian Miller


Manta Pro Team - Pickleball

Since 2018

Paddle: Extreme Point 5 (2G) 

Pickleball Clubs:
> Parkland Pickleheads, Spruce Grove AB

> The Paddle Room, Edmonton AB


SILVER - Men's 4.0 Doubles

> Sherwood Park - July 20, 2018

SILVER - Mixed 4.0 

> Red Deer - August 12, 2018

SILVER - Mixed 4.0 

> Spruce Grove Alberta Provincials - August 18, 2018

SILVER - Men's 4.0 + 

> Westlock Fall Back - November 03, 2018

SILVER - Men's 4.0 

GOLD - Mixed 4.0

>  Edmonton Winter Classic at Royal Glenora -  December 29-30, 2018


My name is Ian Miller. I was born in B.C. in 1984.  I moved to Edmonton in August 2006. I am self-employed installing Vinyl Siding.  I have three wonderful children Mayson 10, Mikaela 8, and Marx 2 and my beautiful wife Kimberly.

I was first introduced to Pickleball by my Dad.  He had told me about the sport and he thought I would love it. He brought a couple paddles over at the beginning of May 2016.  We pulled up some of the basics of the game on YouTube, then we went and played  a couple games of singles.  He went home to Vancouver and I was very interested in Pickleball. I found the Parkland Pickleheads Pickleball club on the internet. They offered free beginners lessons. I brought my father in-law with me as his lives in Spruce  Grove. We both played as much as we could that summer.  I played my first sanctioned tournament at 3.0 in September 2016.  My mixed partner Pamela Boutin and I won Gold.  I was absolutely hooked and wanted to play any chance I got.  I have attended as many  tournaments as possible and play regularly twice a week.  Pickleball has brought back my competitive spirit. I hope to continue to play competitively for many years.  My goals are to work very hard to hone my skills and improve my UTPR.  I will continue to  share my love of the sport with anyone and everyone.

Lisa Smith


Manta Pro Team - Pickleball

Since 2018

Paddle: Extreme Point .5 2G - (Pink)

Club: Ottawa Pickleball Association 


GOLD - Ladies 4.0 Doubles 

> Ottawa Members Madness - Dec 10, 2018


I have enjoyed playing pickleball for 5 years now but only seriously in the last 2 years where I started entering tournaments.  I was one of the original Ottawa players and have watched it grow to its 300+ members now.  I hope to continue to grow and play a higher level and eventually retire playing pickleball in a warmer climate year round.  

Luc Germain


Manta Pro Team

Since 2018

Paddle: Cobra 2G - (Canada Red)

Club: Ottawa Pickleball Association (OPA)


GOLD - Doubles 4.0

> Ottawa Pickleball Members’ Madness Tournament , December 3, 2018

BRONZE - 4.5 Mixed Doubles

> Tournois annuel de Magog, October 7, 2018

SILVER - 4.0 Doubles 

> Sun City Mesquite Pickleball Club Third Annual Round Robin Fall Classic October 24, 2018


Now that I've recently retired, I aspire to travel to play and teach pickleball for a long time and I want to bring my game to the next level. 

Mike Cooper


Manta Pro Team - Pickleball

Since 2014

Paddle: Extreme Point .5 2G & Cobra 2G

Club: Parkland Pickleheads, Spruce Grove AB


SILVER - Men’s Singles 5.0 60-64 A 

>  Huntsmen World Senior Championships - St George UT

GOLD -  Men’s Doubles 5.0 50+ 

BRONZE - Men’s Doubles 5.0 

>  Eastern Canadian Championships 

SILVER - Men’s doubles 5.0 

>  Red Deer Open 

BRONZE -  Men's Doubles 5.0 60+

> Fun in the Sun 


Hi there my name is Mike Cooper and I am a retired educator. I discovered pickleball while on vacation in Arizona…and now I am totally addicted!! At my first Canadian Nationals in 2014 while using the Manta Destiny Pro 4G paddle, I won a gold in 4.0 singles and silver in men’s doubles. After that I approached Manta about becoming part of their team. Since then I have moved up to 5.0 in 2017 and am using the Cobra and Extreme .5. I love these paddles great control and power! 

Besides playing pickleball, I also teach and coach pickleball across the province of Alberta and throughout Canada. I think it is important to also give back to the sport so have volunteered with Pickleball Canada as Tournament Director, Director with Pickleball Alberta, Vice President Parkland Pickleheads, Tournament Director Alberta Provincial Championships/Summer Smash and recently joined the International Pickleball Teachers Professional Association (IPTPA) as a Director and Master Teacher. Yup life is good and pickleball is growing fast in Alberta and across Canada. I am looking forward to my new position as Sponsorship Coordinator for Manta…the best pickleball company in Canada with the best paddles!!

Randy Aslin


Manta Pro Team

Since 2017

Paddle: Extreme Point .5 2G - Custom


Edson Pickleball Club, Edson AB

Parkland Pickleheads, Spruce Grove AB


SILVER - Men’s doubles 3.5

> Edmonton AB Pickleball Club 2018 Winter Classic

BRONZE - Mixed doubles 3.5

> Alberta Provincial Championship Summer Smash 2018, Spruce Grove AB

GOLD - Men’s Singles 3.0

SILVER - Mixed doubles 3.0

> Alberta Provincial Championship September smash 2017, Spruce Grove AB

SILVER - Men's Singles 3.0

GOLD - Mixed doubles 3.0

> Red Deer AB open , August 11-13 2017


I was introduced to pickleball from my in-laws in 2014. As soon as I played, I was hooked! I joined the Edson Pickleball club and haven’t looked back. As a mentor in our club, I have had the opportunity to introduce the game to both adults and youth in our  community. I love challenging and encouraging everyone to improve their games. Pickleball has allowed me to meet lots of new people and form phenomenal friendships. My upcoming goals is to improve my rating and skill.

Rich Thul


Manta Pro Team

Since 2018

Paddle: Extreme Point .5 2G - (Blue)


High River Pickleball Club, High River AB

Calgary Pickleball Club , Calgary AB

Red Deer Pickleball Club, Red Deer AB


BRONZE - Men’s Singles 3.0 (55-59)

> Huntsman Senior Games, St George UT, October 2018

GOLD - Men's Singles 3.0

> Red Deer Open, Red Deer AB, August 2018

GOLD - Men's Doubles 3.5  50+

> Show Down in the Hat, Medicine Hat AB, July 2018

BRONZE - Men's Doubles 3.5

BRONZE - Mixed Doubles 3.5

> USAPA Mountain Regional Tournament, April 2018, St George UT


In 2012 I broke my leg in Mexico, I had 14 breaks from the knee down to the toes( hence the socks ) As I was in recovery, I seen a bit on Global News about pickleball, I asked for a paddle for Christmas that year, in the fall of 2014 played my first game of pickleball in Gull Lake, Alberta. Since then I have completed my level 2 IPTPA coaching and enjoy given back to pickleball.


My favorite is  competing in outdoor tournaments, and hanging with my wife ( Kay) meeting so many nice people on and off the pickleball courts. My long term goal is to medal out in singles at 80.

Rose Sawatzky


Manta Pro Team - Pickleball

Since 2017

Paddle: Extreme Point .5 2G - (Red)



GOLD - 3.5 35-50 Mixed Doubles

> Margaretville USA

GOLD - 4.0 19+ Doubles

GOLD - 4.0 19+ Mixed Doubles

> Grand Forks, MN

GOLD - 4.0 19+ Doubles

> Saskatoon Provincial Tournament 

GOLD - 4.0 19+ Doubles

SILVER - 4.0 19+ Mixed Doubles

> Southern Utah Pickleball Shootout, St George March 28-31, 2018

GOLD - 4.0  19+ Doubles

GOLD - 4.0 19+ Mixed Doubles

> Pickleball Manitoba Tournament, Beausejour MB


I was bitten by the “Pickle Ball Bug” two years ago on a rainy day while on vacation.  I came home to find Pickle Ball well and thriving in my local community. Pretty soon, I was playing every chance I could and rapidly gained experience and improved my technique through countless hours of practice and drills.   

Over the past year (2018), I have worked hard to become a Level 1 IPTPA Instructor and have been invited to hold Pickleball clinics locally, and in neighbouring provinces. I love the enthusiasm I see in people’s eyes when they grasp the concept of the game and embrace it as their new hobby.  Not only is the sport a good workout but the social aspect is something I look forward to as well.  Wherever I go, I meet people who are so pumped about the game.

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