Pickleball Instructors

Meet James LaRosa

James LaRosa is a certified Pickleball Instructor and 4.5 Rated Tournament Player and Gold Medal Winner. His experiences have taken him from a Young USTA Tennis Player and Instructor, to teaching Pickleball in Allegheny, Butler, Beaver counties (Pittsburgh Indoor Sports Arena and Lauri Ann West Community Center) over the last few seasons.

James established his Pickleball Roots in New Castle, PA where he fined tuned his skills via tournaments and weekly ladder matches. Thanks to their involvement with Pickleball, James and his wife Marianna have friends from all over, including Florida, Utah and Virginia.
James LaRosa
Pickleball is a fun sport and anyone can play, not to mention all the friends you make. It is a great social sport. 

CTPA is doing a great job of bringing competitive and social play to Cranberry Township. There truly is room for everyone.

My wife and I are CTPA members and look forward to meeting everyone.

- James LaRosa

Meet Larry Barbiaux

Larry Barbiaux
Larry is a 4.5 rated tournament player.  He has competed in may tournaments throughout Florida, Pennsylvania, Michigan and Ohio.  His most memorable accomplishment was earning a gold medal at the Florida State Games in the 35+ division at the 4.5 skill level.  He has taught Pickleball for the past 3 years in Florida.  

Pickleball is a great sport for all ages.  It provides individuals with the opportunity to socialize, improve their cardiovascular health, and to satisfy their competitive appetites. 

I am excited to be a part of the CTPA family and look forward to meeting each of you.

 - Larry Barbiaux