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About KT

Avid pickleball player since 2019 and professional pickleball coach since 2022, Katie Merrill brings both her passion and her expertise to the pickleball court, helping you believe & achieve!

Currently rated 4.57 DUPR, Katie is the highest rated female pickleball player in Tulsa. She is an IPTPA-certified teaching professional who has trained over 500 pickleball players around the Tulsa area including Bartlesville, Grove, Mcalester, Claremore, Bixby, Jenks, and Broken Arrow. She has trained at facilities such as Mike Case Tennis Center, Tulsa Community Center, Santa Fe Life Center, Life Time Athletics, Heller Park, O'Brien Center, and Haikey Creek; and has even provided lessons and clinics to pickleball players in the Kansas region including Wichita and Great Bend.

In addition to providing lessons and clinics, Katie also volunteers her time hosting free clinics at local community centers to promote pickleball with emphasis on safe movement while playing the sport. Katie is not only focused on developing others but also furthers her own knowledge by regularly attending clinics to stay informed of emerging trends and teaching techniques. She is a highly respected and sought after person of influence within the pickleball community.

Coaching and Leadership Experience
  • Youth Pickleball Director and Head Coach at LaFortune Park Tennis Center

  • Co-Director of the 2nd Annual Tulsa Pickleball Classic tournament

  • Developer of Pickleball Beginners & Road to 4.0 pickleball training curricula

Feedback from some satisfied clients:  

"Thanks again for the great lesson today!  I love learning from you!"

"I wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed our lesson today (and playing afterwards)…You are very gifted at coaching, and explain things in a way that is easy to comprehend and apply."

"Thank you! I always feel energized and ready to go after your lessons!"


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