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Jacob Cook, PPR

Jacob Cook, PPR

MidAtlantic Pickleball Ambassador


A native of the Eastern Shore, Jacob Cook has more than 20 years of coaching experience in both tennis and pickleball.

Certification and Experience

Jacob’s certifications include the United States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA) and Professional Pickleball Registry (PPR).  He is an active member USA Pickleball and the United States Tennis Association (USTA).  Collin Johns, a world ranked pickleball player, mentored and evaluated Jacob’s pickleball certification (PPR).

Coaching and teaching came naturally after transitioning from a ranked junior tennis player and a heralded college athlete.  He has a fun, yet natural, ability to translate his experience, skills and knowledge to his students regardless of age or skill level.  Teaching is his passion.

Tennis instruction and coaching brought Jacob to the Tennis Center at College Park and the Junior Tennis Champions Center, an elite tennis training center and home to the first USTA Regional Training Center.  He has coached and trained world class athletes to include several current ATP Tour players.

College Career

Cook was a three-year letterman for the Salisbury University Sea Gulls. He received all Capital Athletic Conference accolades in both singles and doubles during his time on the courts, joining the team as a transfer from Frostburg State University. Cook’s freshman year with the cross-state rival Bobcats he was named Alleghany Mountain Collegiate Conference (AMCC) Rookie of the Year and helped lead the team to its first and only undefeated season in school history. He was also named first team all-AMCC in both singles and doubles.

Jacob started his collegiate career at Frostburg State University before transferring to Salisbury State where he was a 3 year letterman.  He won Capital Athletic Conference awards in both singles and doubles.  He was named Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference (AMCC) Rookie of the Year while at Frostburg, lead the team to its only undefeated season and was named first team all-AMCC in both singles and doubles.

A proud native of Ocean City, Md., Cook graduated from Salisbury University in 2004 with a bachelor’s degree. He earned his master’s in publications design from the University of Baltimore in 2009.

Contact Jacob

For teaching availability:  call Jacob:  410.430.695

Ambassador ID:  #123

Jacob Cook PPR

Jacob Cook, PPR
Tennis Professional
PPR Certified

Professional Pickleball Registry was established to educate, certify and service those professionals teaching pickleball.

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