MEET THE TEAM

Vermont Pickleball Powered by THE EDGE is directed by USAPA Certified Pickleball Coaches who are certified through the Professional Pickleball Registry (PPR) the Official Education and Certification Partner of USAPA.

Jeanne Hulsen, Pickleball Co-Director

PPR Certified Coach, USAPA Member

Jeanne has been a passionate Tennis Pro at The EDGE for twenty years. Connected in the community, she has taught ages 4 – 80. In addition, she has coached high school boys and girls varsity tennis, college men’s and women’s tennis, and several USTA League tennis teams. Jeanne’s enthusiasm for tennis includes competing. Her most recent accomplishments have been 2016 40 4.5+ National League Championships – 2nd Place, and 2017 #1 National 55 Doubles Team ranking.

Jeanne’s passion for pickleball started two years ago while having great experiences in VT, CA, AZ and FL. She is excited to Co-Direct a comprehensive Pickleball Program serving the needs and “growing the game” for new, beginner, experienced and competitive players of all ages. Our mission at The EDGE is to promote fun, healthy lifestyles within a community- building environment.

Sasha Fisher, Pickleball Co-Director

PPR Certified Coach, USAPA Member

Sasha is from Southampton Bermuda, where she started playing tennis and developing her passion for the game. As a junior, she represented the Bermuda Fed Cup team and competed on the ITF junior circuit. Following her tennis goals, she attended the University of the Pacific in Stockton California where she played four years of Division I tennis and received her BA in Sports Management. Tennis brought Sasha to Vermont when she agreed to lead the Summer Tennis programming at Camp Kiniya in Colchester, VT.

She is in her 6th season as the BHS Girls Varsity Tennis Coach and enjoys the community she has built around tennis as well as through her work as an Events Manager at Camp Ta-Kum Ta and most recently at Special Olympics Vermont. In addition to her enthusiasm for pickleball and just about any paddle sport, Sasha is excited to combine her knowledge and event management experience, to provide a premier Pickleball Program that offers a friendly, social, environment full of opportunities for league play, tournaments and special events for all ages.

Chris Tudor, Pickleball Instructor

Pickleball Coaching International & USAPA Member

Chris comes from a long tennis and USTA background. He has played pickleball for 4 years and instructed players at The Edge, Burlington and South Burlington Parks and Rec Departments. He is a USAPA Ambassador for the Greater Burlington/South Burlington area and works hard to grow the sport he loves. Chris is excited to provide innovative and fun methods to teach pickleball techniques and high percentage strategies.

For More Information

Programming/General Pickleball Information: Pickleball@edgevt.com