The Professional Pickleball Registry has hired Nicole Hobson as the organization’s first member services manager.
The Nashville native comes to PPR with a lengthy background in racquet sports, marketing, sales and management. She was the national sales manager for media giant Gannett, and the director of sales and marketing for The City Paper in Nashville. In addition, Hobson served as director of workshop operations for Bethesda Workshops.
Hobson serves as an ambassador for USA Pickleball Association (USAPA), is a USAPA Certified Referee, tournament director and a lead clinician for PPR. In her new position, she is responsible for the marketing, operations and growth of PPR from initial inquiry contact through member certification and beyond. She is tasked with developing new initiatives, organizing and conducting coaching workshops, training and overseeing a network of clinicians, ensuring the success of tournaments, and leading PPR members through the experience and benefits offered by the organization.
As a competitive tennis player, Hobson easily learned to play pickleball. She has been competing in tournaments, winning medals since the 2012 USAPA National tournament.
“With her extensive background, incredible knowledge and passion for pickleball, Nicole is the ideal candidate to lead PPR’s growth through excellent service to our members,” said Dan Santorum, CEO of PPR.