We are dedicated to providing an entertaining, safe and supportive environment for our students. We truly want our students to have as much fun as possible while developing their game. It is our core belief that life is lived better with healthy doses of play. Recess doesn't have to end once you're an adult! Pickleball is our happy place, and we want our students to feel right at home there, too. Let's PLAY!
Positive Dinking is the teaching duo of best "dinking buddies" Mo Nard and Reine Steel. We always work as a team – not only to offer our students different perspectives and strengths, but because it's more fun! We both have a passion for playing and teaching pickleball, and love watching our students grow. Together we've helped hundreds of students improve their game.
Maureen "Mo" Nard is a PCI Certified Instructor and a PPR Certified Pro, the highest level available from the official certification partner of USA Pickleball. She is a former racquetball pro who taught locally and as far away as Japan. As a racquetball player she earned two national titles. Pickleball is her new passion. As a member of Team HEAD, she competes in tournaments at the 4.5 level. You might recognize Mo from her stand-up comedy and improv days, or her weekly podcast appearances for Pickleball Media – don't be surprised if you find yourself laughing while learning!
Reine Steel is a PCI (Pickleball Coaching International) Certified Instructor. She competes in tournaments at the 4.5 level, frequently bringing home gold medals for Team HEAD. One of the founding board members of Sunrise Pickleball Club, she has been actively involved in the community for the past 5 years – volunteering as a USA Pickleball ambassador, running tournaments and events, and advising for new facilities. Reine is also the creator of the PlayTime Scheduler website used by over 60,000 players around the world.