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Play pickleball June 11 with IPTPA pro Zorano Tubo

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 play with a pro.

Zorano Tubo, New York's first IPTPA (International Pickleball Teaching Professional Association) certified teaching pro, will hold pickleball games on Tuesday, June 11 at 6 p.m. at the JCC Fitness Center. This event is free and open to the public. Registration is required by calling 315-234-4522. There will be a limit of 16 players.

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 playing pickleball on June 11 at the JCC, contact Patrick Scott at 315-234-4522 or