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Former ALTA President and future ALTA Board Chairman Receives Top PPR Honor

Lamar Scott and Sarah Ansboury
Lamar Scott and Sarah Ansboury

A big shout out and congratulations to Lamar Scott, who has been awarded the 2023 PPR (Professional Pickleball Registry) Clinician of the Year. Scott was on hand to receive this prestigious award at the PPR Conference, which was held this year at the Saddlebrook Resort near Tampa, Florida.

Professional Pickleball Registry Managing Director and former Tour Player, Sarah Ansboury, presented the organization’s annual awards. “We’re thrilled that our PPR members and member organizations continue to contribute to the health and vitality of this incredible sport,” said Ansboury. She stated that the PPR Clinicians are an integral part of the organization’s growth. “They are the face of the PPR to new coaches. They are the teachers, counselors, and mentors to those coaches, hoping to share our sport.”

Scott, who has been a PPR Clinician for the past two years, conducted 27 PPR Level 1 certification workshops in 2023. He is on his way to conducting even more in 2024. Ansboury said Scott has conducted workshops in the hot sun, in the cold temperatures, and in the early mornings and the late nights. Scott often travels to two cities in one weekend to help spread the PPR methods.

“After every workshop that Lamar runs, we receive several complimentary emails from workshop participants praising him for his clinician skills,” says the PPR’s Julie Jilly, who manages the extensive PPR Certification Workshop program. “Lamar is thorough and has a positive and caring attitude with his students — and continues to help make this sport thrive.”

One of the key components to having a top-notch clinician is to have that person remain positive and deal with change, challenges, and keep a great attitude while being student-centered. Jilly says Scott does just that as was noted recently by a workshop attendee. “Coach Lamar was amazing! The location booked a loud party on the adjacent basketball courts and candidly that was less than ideal. Coach Lamar still did a fantastic job even though the learning environment was challenging. He helped us adapt rather than complain.”

Scott maintains the highest respect for the PPR and for the sport. He treats each workshop as an opportunity to grow the PPR and to help send out another wave of coaches who can help their communities embrace a fun and healthy sport. “That’s why the PPR is so proud to recognize Lamar Scott as the PPR Clinician of the Year,” says Jilly.

Professional Pickleball Registry was founded in 2018 to educate, certify, and serve pickleball coaches and is the official education and certification partner of USA Pickleball, the governing body of the sport in the United States. PPR combines the resources and educational expertise of its sister companies, Professional Tennis Registry (PTR), Professional Platform Tennis Registry (PPTR), and the Padel Coaches Registry (PCR). The PPR’s goal is to develop the highest standard of pickleball educational materials and states its members are at the heart of everything they do. For more information, visit pprpickleball.org, call 843.842.9777, or email Julie Jilly at Julie@pprpickleball.org.

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