March 1, 2020

There are easily over 100 pickleball paddles from several paddle manufacturers, so how do you tell which one is the right one for your style of play?

The first step is to try as many paddles as you can, from friends to other players and from the various vendors and repr...

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About Phoenix Pickleball and who we are?

Certified Pro Instructor and Co-Owner  - Steve Manolis

International Federation of Pickleball, Director of Education (

Steve has been playing pickleball with his wife Susan for the better part of 7 years.  In the last 4 years both Steve and Susan have been teaching the sport since 2016.  In early 2017 Steve received his certification to teach through the International Pickleball Teaching Profession ( and in 2018 was certified with the Professional Pickleball Registry (PPR.Org)  Steve also has been a Certified USAPA Referee for nearly 4 years and teaches pickleball for the City of Phoenix and offering group and one on one lessons and clinics.

Assistant Instructor and Co-Owner - Susan Manolis

International Federation of Pickleball Ambassador (

Susan has been a pickleball  ambassador since 2017 and together with Steve teaches pickleball.  Susan also has coached and taught tennis and comes from an extensive tennis background.  Her knowledge of the game has helped many students excel in their progress.  Susan is subcontracted through Steve to teach for the City of Phoenix.

Phoenix Pickleball offers 3 main services, plus pickleball news around the valley. Visit our Online Shop

  • We are an authorized Selkirk Sport dealer for the South East Valley (4 years with same trusted brand)

    • Steve prefers the light-weight S2 ​for its balanced weight distribution and control, Susan prefers the Omni mid-weight for added power

  • We Sell Selkirk Sport Paddles and 3 different brands of Pickleball Balls (Franklin, Dura 40 and Top)

  • We offer Certified Pro Instruction and Clinics (2020-2021 calendar coming soon) 

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