Meet The Team
Dedication. Expertise. Passion.
Owner / Head Coach
I grew up playing tennis and enjoyed it, but my passion truly ignited when I moved to Arvada as an adult. Basketball had been my primary interest, but after two torn ACLs, I shifted towards tennis. Progressing to a 4.0 level, I aimed to become the best player I could be. However, another voice suggested coaching. I heeded that intuition and founded Tim’s Tennis Time in 2021, which has exceeded my dreams. I believe in certifications, recently achieving PTR Level 1, and I emphasize teaching skills through targeted lessons and footwork. My goals are to help players improve, whether competitively or socially, and support those aspiring to play tennis in college. It won't be easy, but I embrace the challenge and look forward to guiding your tennis journey.
Brett loves to help the sport of Pickleball continue its growth by introducing new players to the game and helping experienced players improve their strategy and skills. As a coach, he encourages players from the very start to start thinking about hitting the smart shot,(playing with purpose) rather than just getting the ball back over the net. Because pickleball is not as physically demanding as many other sports, anyone can play and almost everyone can become good with a little strategy and ball control. Brett played in his first tournament in 2021 and won gold (at the 3.5 level). He continues to play competitively and has won medals at the 4.5 level. He hopes to be able to compete at the senior pro level when he turns 50 in a couple years. Brett lives in Arvada with his wife, daughters and stepson. Pickleball takes up most of his leisure time, but he also enjoys skiing, hiking, reading and singing.
Operations Manager and Scheduling
Bio coming soon.
Former marine biologist and SCUBA instructor. I returned to Colorado and began my own construction business, which allowed me to retire in 2022.
I picked up my first racquet in middle school as a way to pass the time with my friends after class. We progressed over several years to competitive tennis, and joined the Arvada West High School tennis team, where I played varsity doubles. After college I stopped playing tennis regularly until 2014. In 2021 I stepped away from my business, and now, I play about 150 official matches a year in various leagues and tournaments. As a coach, I stress the balance of dedication and enjoyment, emphasizing goals and embracing one's unique style. Joining Tim’s Tennis Time allows me to solely teach, reducing administrative worries and offering flexibility in schedules and programs for students.
I am a Colorado native who didn't start playing tennis until high school/ I fell in love with it immediately. My parents allowed me to immerse myself in it through lessons and camps and I was able to make the varsity team by sophomore year. I then played collegiate level at UCCS. After enrolling my son in Tim's beginner class I was thrilled to see that he had the same love for it that I had when I started. So when Tim asked if I'd like the opportunity to provide that same joy I jumped at it. I believe no one is too old or young to start learning. To lessen the learning curve and get to real rally/gameplay more quickly I like to incorporate props and toys to help provide more tactile and visual feedback for each skill. I also try to break down each skill into a series of small steps to make them more approachable to a student. With fun games that simulate game play students can then see how these skills come together in real match play.
Tennis classes in high school and college were the catalyst for Darrin’s obsession with the sport as an adult. He finds tennis to be enjoyable, challenging, and a great way to keep physically fit. He has played on multiple teams and in several leagues in the Denver-metro area. His coaching philosophy is based on the term “hum-bition”, which is the powerful mix of humility and the ambition to succeed…both on the court and in life. While he loves the sport, he says that it’s the incredible people he meets through tennis that makes it a passion for him. He chose to join the Tim’s Tennis Time team after observing Tim as a coach, player, business owner and in social settings. Darrin is excited to be a part of the tennis movement that Tim has created in the community.
We are expanding!
With resounding success in West Arvada, our sights are set on new horizons. Prepare for an expansion that will bring our exceptional services to the vibrant communities of Broomfield, Westminster, and Superior.
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