Coach Mark is the Pickleball Teaching Professional at the Birch Bay Activity Center (BBAC) in Birch Bay, Washington. Since the summer of 2020, Coach Mark has been helping this community-focused recreation center develop and grow its pickleball program.
In September 2022, the Birch Bay Activity Center became an official Training and Testing Center of IPTPA, the International Pickleball Teaching Professional Association, At the same time, Coach Mark was named an IPTPA Director.
With this designation, BBAC joins a select group of organizations in the U.S. and Canada as host of an IPTPA Training and Testing Center. BBAC was already one of the few venues in the U.S. hosting an IPTPA Junior Development Training Center. This designation came in February 2022.
Visit the BBAC website to learn more about the programs and events scheduled in the second half of 2023 and 2024 (to be added soon).