MARCUS LUKE

Born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia, Marcus grew up playing baseball and basketball. At 15 his family moved to North Carolina where he discovered tennis, going on to play at Wingate University while studying Sports Facility Management. He returned to coach his Alma Mater, leading them to the NCAA D-2 tournament for the first time in school history.

He was introduced to Pickleball in September 2014 and was immediately addicted. His passion and love for the game have helped him grow North Carolina into one of the hot spots for pickleball on the East Coast!

An IPTPA certified instructor, Marcus is also the NC Director of Testing/Training. He travels the Southeast sharing his love for the game through clinics, lessons, and exhibitions. And, of course, he loves the competition and travels the country playing against the best players in the world!