Contributor Profile

Seymour Rifkin

Job TitleCEO

Company NameInternational Pickleball Teaching Professional Association ( IPTPA)

Seymour Rifkind (rif) is the President and Founder of IPTPA (International Pickleball Teaching Professional Association) The World Leader in teaching and certifying instructors in the sport of Pickleball. He's also the President of the Pickleball Hall of Fame. Professionally, Rif spent his career as President of the Interface Group, a marketing/advertising firm and retired in 2005. He's a 5.0 rated pickleball player who took two silver medals at the 2018 US Open Championships. According to Doug Cash, Rif started the 1st pickleball teaching program at a tennis facility back in 2015, proving that pickleball and tennis can work together for the benefit of all.


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