Professional Pickleball Registry Names Advisory Board of Directors

March 3, 2021

Hilton Head Island, SC – – Professional Pickleball Registry (PPR) is pleased to announce the formation of the inaugural PPR Advisory Board of Directors. These board members, who will serve three-year terms, are Hemel Cosme (Chairman), Jarrett Chirico (Vice Chairman), Lee Whitwell, (Secretary), Dan Regan (Director at Large) and Justin Maloof (USA Pickleball representative).

Hemel Cosme • Chairman For the past 20 years, Hemel has owned/operated Alley Pond Park Courts, a 16-court indoor and outdoor public facility in Queens Village, NY, with tennis and pickleball. She has hosted PPR certification workshops at Alley Pond, where she has begun an extensive pickleball program. Hemel is a “Dual Impact” Professional as she is certified by PTR and PPR.

Jarrett Chirico • Vice Chairman Jarrett Chirico is the Director of Racquets at Baltimore Country Club. He has spoken at PPR National Conferences and also at the 2020 & 2021 CMAA National Conference. Jarrett is one of the original PPR Clinicians and was awarded the PPR Professional of the Year in 2020. An expert on clay court pickleball, camps, and ratings, Jarrett is a “Triple Threat” as he is certified by PTR, PPR, & PPTR.

Lee Whitwell • Secretary Lee is the Director of Tennis at the Athletic Club of Bend and Director of Pickleball at the Widgi Creek Golf Club in Bend, Oregon. Lee is one of the original PPR Clinicians and a frequent speaker at the PPR National Conference (East & West Coast). Lee is also a nationally ranked Pickleball player and a “Dual Impact” Professional.

Dan Regan • Director at Large Dan currently serves as the Director of Tennis and Pickleball at Brook Hollow Golf Club in Dallas, TX, where he runs a very successful pickleball program. Dan has created one of the largest Pickleball Leagues in the United States! Dan, a “Triple Threat” Professional, is completing his training to be a PPR Clinician.

Justin Maloof • USA Pickleball Representative
Justin is the new Chief Operating Officer (COO) for USA Pickleball. As their Executive Director, Justin successfully led the organization for several years. Justin has been a speaker at PPR Conferences (East Coast & West Coast). PPR is the official education and certification organization of USA Pickleball.

Professional Pickleball Registry (PPR) was founded in 2018 and has quickly become the largest international Pickleball Coach organization, with over 2,500 members. PPR is the official education and certification partner of USA Pickleball. PPR is dedicated to inspiring, educating, certifying, and serving pickleball coaches/professionals in order to grow the game.