The Southern Oregon Pickleball Association needs your support!
By becoming a member of SOPA you help support the work they do advocating for pickleball in our community. SOPA provides the lockboxes with free nets at local public courts, they helped fund the lights at Lithia Park, they organize playing opportunities and low costs clinics, and they advocate with city parks departments for more courts. Support them today by joining for only $35 per year!
The mission of SOPA is to promote the growth and development of pickleball in Southern Oregon, as a means to encourage health and social engagement by providing information, equipment, instruction, and organized play for all ages.
We will work to develop additional locations accommodating the growth of pickleball in Southern Oregon while elevating the level of play for all members.
Social Connections — Membership and community involvement, including fun social events, etc.
Transparency — Open communication within the board and membership
Inclusivity — Involve as many people from the community as possible to become a diverse association
Accessibility — Equipment, tournaments, leagues, ladders, courts
Elevating game play — Provide clinics, drill sessions, round robins, and leagues
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Teacher, Player, Lover of the Game
Shelly Cox is an IPTPA Level 2 Certified Teaching Professional and Certified Ratings Specialist and gives lessons and clinics in Southern Oregon. Originally a tennis and racketball player, Shelly discovered and immediately fell in love with Pickleball and is passionate about both playing and teaching. She has studied pickleball with top professionals including Wes Gabrielsen, Bonnie Williams and Steve Paranto and is excited to share what she has learned with the Rogue Valley Pickleball community. Shelly has over 30 years experience teaching and performing as a classical musician. The advanced coaching skills she developed during that time have transferred well to teaching pickleball and she maintains a fun, positive, learning focused culture on the court. Shelly is a Selkirk Advocate and uses their paddles because they are the best! When she does not have a paddle in hand, Shelly works as a real estate agent, teaches music, skis, hikes in the woods, travels, reads, gardens, and spends time with her three grown children.