NY City Pickleball - Staff

NY City PIckleball - Ken Henderson - Gold Medal Winner

Ken Henderson

Founder and Director

Ken Henderson is in his 50s and originally from Brooklyn, New York.  He attended Fordham University and now enjoys teaching and spreading enthusiasm for the game of pickleball around New York City.  Ken is an IPTPA certified pickleball instructor and national medalist. Vast Coaching experience includes: teaching beginner, intermediate and advanced players both privately and in group classes throughout Florida, New York and Connecticut.

Ken also directs successful tournaments, clinics, round robin socials and mini boot camps.  He enjoys teaching players of all levels, the fundamentals of pickleball and the finer points of the game.

Current playing experience includes winning gold medals in singles, doubles and mixed doubles throughout 6 states last summer.  In April, Ken won the gold medal in singles at the U.S. Open and reached the semifinals in doubles. In November, 2017, Ken won 2 bronze medals in singles and doubles at Nationals in Arizona.  Ken enjoys partnering up with some of the best players in the country, while co-directing world class clinics with them. To schedule a private lesson or group clinic with Ken Henderson, you may contact him on this web site.


NY City Pickleball - Z

"Z"orano Tubo

IPTPA Teaching Professional

“Z”orano, (often times called “Z” and in his 50’s) is New York’s first Level II IPTPA Certified Teaching Professional, as well as New York’s first IPTPA CRS (Certified Rating Specialist).

Zorano is proud to have created a new revenue stream for the Boys and Girls Club by increasing memberships and introducing Shootouts to the list of programs offered there. Hosting Clinics, doing private and group lessons, as well as tournaments at the club, has contributed to membership growth and increased revenue to the struggling Nonprofit organization.

As a long-time enthusiast of the game, “Z”orano is always looking for new and exciting ways to promote pickleball regionally and nationally, particularly in elementary, middle, and high schools.

You can look “Z”orano up on his site. www.facebook.com/pickleball607 to see his match play and tournament history. Or send him an email to Fusionz@aol.com.