About Us

Owner and PPR Certified Pro Instructor for Pickleball Organized

Welcome to our website! We hope you find something here that will help get you involved in pickleball. 

I come from an IT career of 20+ years in Geographic Information Systems. I worked in Environmental Engineering Companies such as Parsons Engineering, AECOM and Kennedy/Jenks Consultants to name a few. I have been an entrepreneur by heart and was always on the lookout for an opportunity that made sense to my skills. I never thought I would be able to utilize my sports skills as a business idea. It's actually a dream come true to be able to work and do what I love for fun at the same time.  I started Pickleball Organized as a small idea mainly to create an identity and central place to organize many of my pickleball offerings.

I started playing in 2020, and like everyone else, was looking for an activity during Covid. Boy, I met the most amazing people ever and the best part about it is, they all became my family. Pickleball has changed my life! I now do everything related to it. I’m such an addict that I fractured my ankle in August 2021 and actually played in a boot for 2 months! This actually helped me slow down my game and play more purposeful! I teach my students now how to move efficiently on the court, slow down and prevent injuries.

Rewind 35 years, I played ping pong in my basement with my older brother growing up. We used to battle it out. Since then, I've been an avid recreational ping pong player. 4 years later, I picked up tennis as a sport and made my jr high school team after just 2 months of playing. I’ve been playing high level competitive tennis ever since. I’ve been heavy into USTA League tennis and met wonderful people and made so many friends along the way.

In early 2022 I started playing in 4.5 and 5.0 level pickleball tournaments and also decided to get my certification in teaching pickleball. I received the Pro certification status. I have a passion for teaching fundamentals of pickleball at all levels and my tennis background helps me articulate stroke construction.

Pickleball is a special sport, like no other. It brings people from all walks of life, young or old, together. It brings happiness, joy and laughter that is just so addictive. It's hard to explain as it's a feeling... Come on out and join in on the fun!!

When I’m not playing or teaching pickleball, I’m hanging out with my 2 rescue pups, Milli and Zola. They are my world!

I hope to meet you and Let’s Dink Together!

PPR Certified Coach for Pickleball Organized

As a Certified PPR Instructor I’ve been teaching group and private Pickleball lessons in the city of Sausalito after getting hooked on the sport myself. I love the community aspect of pickleball and how much fun it is. It’s such a great way to get outside, get some exercise and meet new people.

I played a lot of different sports growing up including tennis. I’m still an active 4.5 USTA player and still play in local leagues and tournaments when I have time but now my focus is on introducing and teaching Pickleball to folks who are new to the sport. You don’t need an athletic background to play. I can teach you the basic techniques and rules of the game to get you started.

My background includes working at the West End Tennis Club in Torrance, CA before I moved to the Bay Area. I would hit with all the new members and host group clinics for beginners. I’ve always been about having fun while being active, so I was known for bringing my giant boom box on the court and playing music during the workouts. Some people said they came for the music as much as the tennis! I’m thrilled to bring this same level of energy to help build a similar community of folks having fun and playing Pickleball.

When I’m not on the Pickleball courts you’ll find me running the trails, biking, or skiing. I also have a passion for plant-based cooking and coming up with healthy new recipes to share with friends and family.

See you on the courts!

Deirdre (Dee) Morris


PPR Certified Coach for Pickleball Organized

I’ve been playing pickleball since 2015 and have become an avid player and advocate for the game. I’ve met thousands of people, many of whom have become close friends, colleagues, and business partners. In 2019, I became a certified instructor and USA Pickleball Association Ambassador, and in 2020, I created National Pickleball Day - celebrated each year on August 8. I was fortunate enough to partner with Paragon Pickleball and we hosted the first sanctioned NPD tournament in 2023.

Pickleball has been primarily a sport for seniors, but in the last couple of years it has been widely introduced to our youths and younger adults. In 2023, I was the tournament director for the Bay Area Youth (BAY) Pickleball tournament in Oakley working with colleagues in Santa Rosa and Discovery Bay to bring more awareness for youth programs and tournaments; as a result, more local tournaments are including a youth division. I’ve also been fortunate to coach at Richmond and San Pablo elementary schools, Orinda Intermediate School, and for The College Preparatory School in Oakland. In addition, I run a monthly round robin league in Lafayette, and hold the position of Secretary for the Walnut Creek Pickleball Club Board of Directors.

Besides all the fun stuff I get to do with pickleball, I also work full time for a large banking corporation, spend time with my two adult kids, and work on home improvement projects.

Happy pickling!