Fabio Walkerdirector of racquets
Fabio Walker was born and raised in North Vancouver. In the years 1984 to 1988, Fabio reached seven Canadian National Championship finals, winning four times – three singles and one doubles. From 1986 to 1988, Fabio was the number one ranked junior in the country and represented Canada in many international tennis events including Jr. Wimbledon, the US Open, and the French Open. He also won a gold medal for British Columbia at the 1989 Canada Games. In 1988, Fabio received a full tennis scholarship to Texas Tech University, a NCAA Division 1 school located in Lubbock, Texas where he played position one in singles and doubles. After graduating in 1993, Fabio decided on a career coaching tennis and competed in the local Tennis BC Men’s Open tennis circuit. Again, he achieved a number one ranking in both singles and doubles. Fabio worked as an assistant tennis pro at the Nautilus Racket and Fitness Club in Lubbock, Texas (1992 – 1993), at the New Westminster Tennis Club (1994 – 1995), and at the West Vancouver Tennis Club (1996). Fabio was the Head Tennis Professional at the Richmond Country Club from 1997 to 2012 and has been the NSWC Tennis Director since 2012.
Amy Walkerpickleball pro and coordinator
Amy began playing pickleball in 2018 in Palm Desert, California. She competed in the Desert Pickleball League Division 1 for two seasons and in her final season was undefeated on Court 1. Amy teamed with daughter Angie to win Silver at the USA National Qualifier Women’s Doubles in Idaho in 2019. Amy went on to compete in the Margaritaville Pickleball National Championships in California and win Gold with husband, Fabio, in the Kelowna Open Mixed Doubles Championships. Amy looks forward to coaching and passing along her love for the game to players at the NSWC! Amy is a Certified USAPA Pickleball Coach.
Irene Mahpickleball pro
Irene Mah is one of the top ranked female players in B.C. Irene’s addiction to pickleball tournaments began in 2015. Irene has competed in the Canadian Nationals, US Nationals and Grand Canyon State Games. In the Grand Canyon State tournament Irene won Gold in Women’s Doubles. She is an IPTPA Certified Pickleball Instructor that loves the game and enjoys sharing her knowledge with others. Irene is kind and patience and “ready to unleash the Pickleball Beast in you!”
Barry Mahpickleball pro
Barry Mah is one of the highest ranked senior pickleball players in B.C. Barry’s latest tournament achievement was winning Gold in the Senior 5.0 level Men’s Doubles and Mixed Doubles at the Grand Canyon State Games in Arizona. Barry is an IPTPA certified pickleball instructor with an incredible eye for the game. He is ready to assist you in learning everything you need to play pickleball successfully.