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Jeff Howlett
Certified Pickleball Instructor 

Jeff Howlett Certified Pickleball Instructor


Through the IFP, PPR and IPTPA.
Certified Rating Specialist with the IFP and IPTPA

IFP Evaluator involved in teaching & certifying future IFP Instructors.

Credentials & Qualifications:

Have taught with Engage owners, Jodi & Robert Elliot. Alongside Other pro’s such as Ben Johns, Kyle Yates, Dave Weinbach, Corrine Carr, Joey Farius, Michelle Esquivel, John Cincola, Hall of Famer-Gigi Lemaster, including renowned Michigan Sr Pro player/Instructor-Theresa Tarns, and dear friend and superstar, Sr Pro Champion - Eva Welsher.



Team Engage, Team Elders’ Helpers, ASBA professional 

Organization & Club memberships: Grand Rapids Pickleball Club, Lakeshore, Lake Odessa, Hudsonville and more.



Player Experience: 9+ years with over 85 Medals and awards to date, including Gold Medalist at 2018 US Open: 55+ 4.5 Mixed division.

Pickleball age: 61

Director/Co-Director of numerous tournaments from our local club events to the Pro tournament held at Belknap Park Grand Rapids, the “Beer City Open”


Owner/Operator of “DGF PB Services, LLC”

Sponsored player and Reseller for Team Engage Paddles & accessories. 


Licensed “Pickleball Wholesale” dealer, able to acquire and sell all products you can find on Pickleball Central, whatever your need, no matter the Brand.


Also, a supplier of Douglas Net products, & Trident Tru-Shot portable Nets.


Owner/Consultant “DGF Pickleball Court Solutions” 

A company created to come alongside & help guide Individuals, Clubs, Municipalities, or Organizations and Engineers, looking into or working to create, well thought out pickleball facilities or efficient venues.


Whether, Tennis court conversions or new construction, Outdoor or Indoor facilities, I work with feasibility studies, conceptualizing design options, to bid gathering, cost estimating, general contractor services or site management.

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