I played competitive tennis, racquetball and ping-pong growing up and discovered PB in my mid-40’s. I now compete at the 5.0 level and currently rank 50th (https://dupr.medium.com/top-50-by-region-41d451350635) in the Middle States Region. But more than the competition, I enjoy teaching and playing the game. I have done clinics at half-a-dozen venues, have taught the game to more than 200 players and am currently involved in developing competitive 4.0 players. I can answer questions on any paddle manufacturer or paddle, but REP for Prolite (https://prolitesports.com) paddles, the oldest and most historic Pickleball brand.