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John Sperling is a professional pickleball player and instructor with over 30 years of teaching experience. John has achieved success with well know companies such as Grand Oaks Resort, PPR (Professional Pickleball Registry), Country Club of Ocala, Engage Pickleball, and Bollettieri Tennis Academy, to name a few.
John grew up in the Detroit metro area and attended Trenton High School in Trenton, Michigan. Here he began his junior tennis career and quickly became one of the best young players in the area. John reached a top rating in the State of Michigan by the age of 17. After high school he attended the College of DuPage and led his tennis team to a Top 5 Finish at Nationals. He reached a collegiate ranking of #7.
While attending college in Chicago, John started his teaching career at Evergreen Bath and Tennis Club in Evergreen Park. Over the years, John was blessed to learn from some of the best professionals in the industry, which helped him develop into the instructor he is today. After 30 years on the tennis court, John left the tennis world to bring his experience and expertise to pickleball. He has a style of teaching that appeals to all levels of play — from the beginner to top professional pickleball player. His passion on the court is unmatched and this transfers to his students.
As a professional pickleball player, John has won many local, state, and regional tournaments. At the national level he captured a gold at the 2017 US Open and two more medals in 2018. He is a member of the Association of Pickleball Professionals (APP) and recently won Gold at their pro event in Chicago (Sept. 2020) with his partner, Chris Mills Miller.