About Us

Are you looking to improve your Pickleball
Game?  Whether it's going to tournaments or just taking lessons to improve your rec game, the Pickleball Players Club of Arizona is here to help you improve your game while having fun doing it!


Randall Mercado - Co-Founder of the Pickleball Players Club of AZ


Using his 20+ years of teaching experience and 30+ years of coaching experience, coach Randall has quickly become a premier pickleball coach in Arizona. As a Pro Rated PPR Instructor, with less than 2 years of training, Coach Randall has trained his son Andre to be The 14U Junior National Champion in both Singles and Double in the USA / PPA National Championship in Dallas.


See link below for USA Pickleball Interview:

After Starting Out with Wooden Paddles, Arizona Father and Son’s Love For Pickleball Now Includes Winning National Titles | USA Pickleball


Coach Randall's 4 player Junior PPC team that he took to the all Junior Nationals in Las Vegas took home Gold and Bronze in singles, Silver in doubles and after two nail biting Dream Breakers, they took out all the top Arizona teams where their only loss was to the tough Gold Medal Champion California team, bringing home the silver for Arizona in the MLP event!




Coach Randall with his team after their Silver medal MLP event. (Left to right) Arsh Sharma, Ryan Sherman, Coach Randall Mercado, Shraman Reddy and Coach Andre Mercado.


 Team photo after winning eight medals at the Junior Nationals Tournament in Vegas.


Andre Mercado - Co - Founder of the Pickleball Players Club of AZ

 Coach Andre has successfully worked with both Juniors and Adults to increase their skill level.  In additions to his verbal instruction, hitting with Andre allows students to emulate his Pro level technique.  Andre's patience and positive coaching style makes him a favorite!


Grandma Shirley

While she's not involved in training or practices, it is rumored that she has given strategic insights to our players to help them get key victories in tournaments!