The author of this site/blog, Andrew Lenz Jr., is a USA Pickleball Ambassador, a Site Coordinator for the Santa Cruz Pickleball Club, and has been officially recognized by PPR as a “Certified Coach” and teaches local classes.

Andrew lives with his wife Kristen in Santa Cruz, California with their corgis, Oliver and Pepper. Andrew’s and Kristen’s two kids, Nicholas and Charlotte, have left the nest. Nicholas graduated from from UCLA cum laude in Applied Mathematics and finished up a Masters in EE Machine Learning from Duke University and Charlotte graduated from Tufts University and now in medical school at Burrell in Las Cruces, New Mexico working to become a DO. (Yeah, they are pretty bright kids.)

Andrew earns his living selling art materials and picture framing with the help of his dedicated staff. While not a top bagpiper, Andrew is accidentally famous in the piping world—quite literally around the globe—for his bagpipe reference website,

Click on “1st Post” in the menu above to follow his journey into pickleball which began in February of 2017.


The views expressed in this blog are those of the author and not necessarily those of the Santa Cruz Pickleball Club nor USA Pickleball of which the author happens to be a member and volunteer.