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Karmelina Woody was born in Puerto Rico, where she began playing tennis when she was 5 years old. She was the #1 ranked junior in Puerto Rico from 1998-2000. She represented Puerto Rico on their national junior teams and was part of the Puerto Rico Federal Cup Team in 2001 and 2002. Karmelina played for Tennessee Tech University from 2000-2002 before transferring to play at Georgia State University from 2002-2005.

Karmelina has been teaching tennis since she was 16 years old, beginning by helping with the younger kids at her tennis academy. Then as a senior in college, she was the Georgia State University Women’s Team Student-Assistant coach and taught the GSU Recreation Center tennis clinics. From 2005-2008, she was the Jr Development Director at Arias Tennis Academy in Puerto Rico. Upon moving back to the United States in 2008, she began teaching at Smoky Mountain Tennis Academy in Knoxville, TN until 2016. She then taught at Tennessee Tennis Club and Academy from 2016-2023. Karm is PTR certified in tennis and PCI certified in pickleball.

Karm is a huge asset to our teaching team. She loves working with women in both tennis and pickleball. We can always count on Karm’s smiling face to bring the great energy here at The Pickleball Playground.

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Reminder to sign up for “Battle for the Paddle” coming up March 1st-3rd! Deadline to register is February 26th at 8 PM.

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From 6:30 to 9 PM this Friday, bring your own beverage (BYOB), indulge in prizes, share laughs with friends, and join the leveled round-robin play. Secure your spot by signing up in the app or visiting the Pickleball Playground office! 🍕🏓

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Our Junior and Home School Academies promise an engaging experience with small class sizes, guaranteeing personalized attention for your children. Over the next six weeks, they’ll embark on a journey of skill-building and friendship within the thrilling world of pickleball. Get ready for some fun and games! ✨

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🏓 Battle for the Paddle Tournament with the one and only Youtuber Farmer Lanky! 🚜 Save the dates: March 1-3 for intense matches and epic showdowns!

🗓️ March 1 - Singles
🗓️ March 2 - Men’s Doubles and Women’s Doubles
🗓️ March 3 - Mixed Doubles

🏆 Prizes are no joke! Paddle giveaway for first place teams in each division, sponsored by Farmer Lanky himself. Get ready to bring your A-game and snag those brand new paddles! Sign up at 📆🔗

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