BIO

TeamSelkirk Advisory Staff Member, Morgan Evans, 35, is a professional tennis and Pickleball instructor at Shadow Mountain Resort, in Palm Desert, California, where he resides. In 2017, Evans, who complements his coaching with competing on the professional Pickleball circuit, was named the sport’s first-ever Professional Tour Pickleball Coach, now serving as an instructor for the sport’s elite players. In Evans’ inaugural tournament, he helped guide professional Pickleball athlete, Tyson McGuffin, to his first-ever major Championship, winning the Men's Singles Open Division of the 2017 USA Pickleball Association National Championships. As a player, Evans is one of the country’s top Pickleball professionals, and one the game’s elite doubles players, despite only turning pro in 2016. Today, in addition to his Professional Tour coaching in Pickleball, along with his Pickleball instruction duties at Shadow Mountain Resort, Evans is also responsible for developing the resort’s popular Pickleball program, while conducting private lessons and clinics, and coordinating 4 Pickleball tournaments a season with Coachella Valley Grand Prix Pickleball. Recognized as a leading Pickleball teacher, Evans is a member of the International Pickleball Teaching Professional Association.

Key Accomplishments

  • 2017 Tournament of Champions
    • Men’s Doubles Open Division Champion
  • 2017 US Open
    • Gold - men's doubles 25+
    • Gold - mixed doubles 35+
  • 2016 SoCal Classic
    • Gold - open men's doubles
    • Gold - men's doubles 19+
  • 2016 US Open
    • Gold - men's doubles 30+