Pickleball, the fastest growing sport in the United States, has found one of its shining stars in Rob Cassidy. Hailing from Rochester, NY, this 34-year-old pickleball prodigy has made a name for himself in the competitive pickleball scene and as a certified IPTPA instructor.
With a DUPR rating of 6.20 in doubles and 6.49 in singles, Rob Cassidy is a force to be reckoned with on the court. He has been competing professionally since 2013 and has won several titles, including the International Indoor Championships, New York State Championships, Hawaiian Open, The Toronto Cup Championships, and US Open.
But Rob Cassidy’s expertise extends far beyond just playing the game. As the Co-Director of Ultimate Pickleball Academy and with 4 years of teaching experience, Rob is known for transforming players’ games at any level. He has traveled across 30 states and 3 countries with LevelUp Camps, EngagePickleball Camps, Boost Camps, and Pickleball Getaways, imparting his wealth of knowledge and skills to pickleball enthusiasts everywhere.
What sets Rob apart is his unique approach to coaching. He places strong emphasis on the fundamentals of the game while also focusing on developing each player’s personal game. This combined with his background in psychology, where he holds a Bachelor’s degree, gives Rob a positive and insightful perspective that benefits all players.
Rob’s sports background is diverse, having played ultimate frisbee, volleyball, and ping pong, which further enriches his pickleball expertise. With over seven years of pickleball experience, Rob is dedicated to giving back to the game he loves and helping others improve their skills. In his own words, “I enjoy giving back to the game and teaching is a great way for me to do that.”
In conclusion, Rob Cassidy is a true pickleball prodigy, equally skilled on the court and in the classroom. Whether you’re a seasoned pickleball player or a newcomer to the sport, you can benefit from his wealth of knowledge and skills. If you have the opportunity to attend one of his clinics or camps, seize it. You won’t regret it!