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Our Pros

We’re not just the world’s largest indoor padel and pickleball court, we’re also home to some of the best professionals in either sport. Whether you’re looking for an entry-level introduction or a master class in advanced play, you can count on our team to help fine-tune your game.

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Ryan Leslie

General Manager

Ryan comes to us by way of Philadelphia, PA where he spent the last several years working as the Senior Manager of National Events at US Squash, the governing body for the sport. In his role, Ryan was primarily responsible for the management of all National Squash Events for junior, collegiate, adult, and doubles squash.

 

Ryan also played a key role in the logistics and operations of the professional U.S. Open Championships held in Philadelphia. Originally from Toledo, Ohio, Ryan attended Drexel University where he received his Bachelor of Science in Sports Business & Administration and was a member of the Drexel University Men’s Varsity Squash Team all four years. Ryan moved to St. Louis a couple of weeks ago and has already mentioned his delight of being back in the Midwest! 

314.887.4283  ||  info@padelandpickleclub.com

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Cliff Marsland

Head Pro

Director of Racquets at Inverness Golf Club in the Greater Chicago area over the past 10 months. During his time in Chicago, he cracked the top 100 in the APTA National Rankings for Platform Tennis with a career high of #98, won the 2023 APTA NRT Kansas City Open, reached the final of the APTA NRT St Louis Invitational, and played in the prestigious Chicago Platform Tennis Charities Series 1 Category. 

 

Previous Experience:

Bellerive Country Club | Assistant Racquets Pro 

University of Tulsa | Assistant Men’s Tennis Coach & Recruiting Coordinator, Graduate Assistant for the Women's Tennis team

 

Accolades:

  • PTR Triple Threat certification in Pickleball, Tennis and Platform Tennis 

  • 3 time CUSA Champion

  • NCAA D1 All American in 2012

  • C-USA All-Academic Team - four times in four years

  • 2012-13 season, ITA Central Region Arthur Ashe Jr. Sportsmanship Award winner 

  • 2011-12 ranking of No. 3

  • Winner ITA Central Region Doubles Title

  • Member 2011 & 2012 team that reached the Sweet 16 in the NCAA Tournament

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