Hi, my name is Matthew (Matt) Kawamoto. I started playing pickleball about 2 years ago and immediately developed a passion for the game. I live in Hamilton, Ontario where I am the pro for the summer. During the school year I live in Ottawa and play and coach in the Ottawa region as well. I have been successful in many tournaments in the Ontario region and have competed at tournaments outside of the area, the most recent being the U.S. Open in Naples, Florida where I brought home 4 medals (silver, men's doubles 19+; bronze, mixed doubles 19+; gold, men's doubles 5.0 19-49 and gold, mixed doubles 4.5 19-49). During this tournament I received my Pickleball Canada 5.0 rating. Last summer (2017), I earned my IPTPA (International Professional Teaching Pickleball Association) certification and have run numerous lessons and clinics in Southern Ontario and Ottawa. My goal is to promote the game and help improve players. In lessons I use differentiated instruction, meaning I adapt to the learner and their abilities. I am really excited to be the club pro for Pickleball Hamilton this summer and I look forward to seeing you on the courts!