Lone Star Pickleball Academy at The Grand
Pickleball Director - Ernie Ortiz

email:  Ernieo@lspba.com

Primary: (813) 766-7728



Ernie has been involved with the sport of Pickleball since Dec of 2015.  He was certified to instruct from the International Pickleball Teaching Professional Association (IPTPA.com) and is the Woodlands and Conroe, TX, USAPA Ambassador (USAPA.org). 


He has various programs such as:

          Intro to Pickleball

          Doubles Communication

          Drills and Clinics

All suited to increase your level of play. 


Ernie currently plays for Team Engage

USAPA Ambassador

IPTPA Certified Pickleball Instructor

IPTPA Certifying Rating Specialist

IFP and PPR Certified Pickleball Instructor


Current 2021 Tourney Results

2021 Willamette Valley SSIPA - Gold 50+, 5.0

2021 Coeur d’Alene Classic - Silver 50+, 4.5, 5.0

2021 Quad State Senior Open - Silver 50+, 4.5, 5.0

Lone Star Pickleball Academy Will Offer:

-Organized open play

-Mens, women's and mixed ladder play

-Mens, women's and mixed leagues

-Private and group lessons

-Tournament's (sanctioned and unsanctioned)

-Junior programs

-Ref certifications

-Instructor certifications

-Player certifications