About Us

I learned to play pickleball in high school P.E. class. I picked the sport up again in 2009 when Rockford experienced a movement to grow the sport in the Forest City. In 2010, I founded Northern Illinois Pickleball which is a non-profit through the Rockford Park District Foundation. 

I have instructed countless people over the last decade and enjoy getting people into the game and on an active lifestyle journey.  In 2019, I decided to take instruction to the next level and became a Certified Pro through the Professional Pickleball Registry (PPR). I am certified by the PPR to instruct adults and youth.  I am also a USA Pickleball Youth Program Provider (YPP).

I am fully insured and available for group and individual lessons, as well as facility contract instruction. Lessons are held at UW Health Sports Factory in downtown Rockford, Illinois.  

Dedicated to getting you in the game!

Jenn S.
Owner / PPR Certified Pro

Go Rockford Feature

Coaching Staff

Bill C

PPR Certified Associate

Kristin D. 

PPR Certified Coach

Betsy H.

Assistant Coach

Dominique S. 

Assistant Coach

Professional Memberships