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Pickleball clinics with IPTPA pro Zorano Tubo coming to the JCC July 25

Photo of Zorano Tubo, IPTPA certified pickleball teaching pro.

Want to play pickleball? Want to learn how to play pickleball? Then come to the JCC and learn from a pro.

Zorano Tubo, New York's first IPTPA (International Pickleball Teaching Professional Association) certified teaching pro, will hold three pickleball clinics on Thursday, July 25, 2019 at the JCC Fitness Center's outdoor pickleball courts. The Beginners clinic will run from 9-10:30 a.m., the "Next Level" clinic is 10:30 a.m. to noon and the Advanced clinic is 1:30-3 p.m.

The cost is $10 per clinic for JCC of Syracuse members and $20 per clinic for non-members. Registration is required by calling 315-234-4522. There will be a limit of 16 players per clinic.

Tubo is a dedicated pickleball teacher and actively promotes the sport via clinics, juniors programs, lessons, exhibitions/demonstrations, television/radio interviews, developing programs in schools, churches, YMCA’s, universities, and Boys & Girls Clubs. He has numerous Gold and Silver Medals to his credit, and recently won Gold in Men’s Doubles and Gold in Mixed Doubles at the 4th Annual NYS Pickleball Classic held in Buffalo NY.

Tubo's primary club for teaching pickleball is The Boys & Girls Club of Western Broome in Endicott, New York. He was taught at this club by a host of senior players: Jorge Chavez, Berwin Darrow, John Malack, John Vassil, Stu Corman, Gordy Pollard and Jeff Mariner, and it remains his primary base of operations. Zorano is constantly working on opening new places to play in public parks, schools, churches and universities. His most recent place to play is the JCC of Syracuse in DeWitt, NY.

The JCC Fitness Center has been offering pickleball play on its outdoor and indoor courts for nearly two years.

For more information about the July 25 pickleball clinics at the JCC, contact Patrick Scott at 315-234-4522 or