Pick Cilento University


Meet Gina Cilento

Pickleball Pro & Coach

Gina Cilento, a fierce and unforgettable competitor on the court, is a multi-gold, silver and bronze medal winner and a VELOZ-sponsored Professional Pickleball player.​​

She is currently on the APP Senior Pro Pickleball tour, playing mixed, women’s doubles and singles. Gina is looking forward to playing in the National Pickleball League this year. She has been ranked as high as 15th in the country for Senior Women Pros.​​ As a pickleball coach, Gina is in high demand and her clinics consistently sell out.

Concurrent with pickleball, Gina was a long-standing tennis pro in Wisconsin and Portland, OR and was formerly ranked number one in the Midwest for 5.0 women's doubles. She taught tennis from 1997 until going pro in pickleball in 2019.​​

In 2021 Gina opened up a private indoor pickleball facility called The Pickleball Lab in Cedarburg, WI where she conducts most of her clinics. She recently launched an athleisure apparel line specializing in elegant, luxurious pickleball products called The Pick.​


The Perfect Team Building Event

Pickleball is the hottest trend in sports and growing fast among all age groups. As the perfect game for both athletes and people who never participated in sports, pickleball lends itself well to team building exercises and rewards programs. Pickleball pro, Gina Cilento, is a highly sought after coach and created three program levels that can be further customized to fit your organization’s needs. ​​

Program Levels

Just for Fun

5-20 people  •  2 hours  •  Paddles and balls provided for use during event

Whether you want to reward a high functioning team or create a fun bonding event, this level is perfect for smaller teams of 5-20 people. This hands-on event will have everyone participating and enjoying the game. 

We've Got Goals

5-20 people • 4-5 hours • Paddles, balls and classroom handouts included

In today’s hybrid work world, high functioning teams are more important than ever. Whether you need to repair non-function or reward stellar performance, pickleball is a great way to re-energize and regroup. This half-day event combines the mastery of pickleball pro, Gina Cilento, with the facilitation expertise of Joleen Spencer.

The Big Rally

20-150 people • 2 hours • Paddles and balls provided for use during event

When you need to reward a large group or rally them around common goals, this is a great choice. This stadium-style event features Gina in a demonstration setting and interaction with the audience around the application of pickleball to group dynamics.

Add Ons


Swag Bags

Swag Bag containing your choice of items from The Pick, Gina’s pickleball clothing line. We’ll work with you to create the perfect bag within your budget.​


Refreshments or Lunch Package

From charcuterie boards to food trucks, we can help you create the perfect mix of food and snacks for your event.​

Gina: A Pickleball Powerhouse


Founder & Co-Owner

The Pickleball Lab is a private indoor facility with two dedicated pickleball courts where Gina does most of her teaching. 


Touring Pro

Gina is a multi-gold, silver and bronze medalist on the APP Senior Pro Tournament Circuit and drafted Pro in the National Pickleball League​


Sponsored Player

Gina is sponsored by VELOZ, a revolutionary company pushing the limits of paddle technology in the world of pickleball.


Founder & Co-Owner

The Pick is a brand featuring premier pickleball athleisure and accessories. Gina is the face of the brand and is featured on marketing campaigns.

Powerful Pro: Consummate Coach

"Gina is a true pickleball ambassador. She is friendly, fun, genuine and spreads her love for the game. Her coaching tips about shot selection, placement and execution have been instrumental in my development as a player."

— Jennifer Zwief

"Gina is a fabulous pickleball player and instructor. She is extremely knowledgeable and gives very informative lessons on how to both play and strategize. I highly recommend learning from her.​​"

— Liz Gebhardt

"Gina wants her students to both enjoy the game and excel. Her small group drills took me from no experience to a solid league player and sought-after doubles partner. She generously leverages her Pro experience to teach situational tactics."

— Eric Bond

"Gina’s patience, knowledge, and teaching style makes her a gift to the pickleball world! Gina’s expertise and ability to transform and elevate my pickleball game with her precise and focused teaching style has been life changing."

— Bruce Winter

"When I wanted to elevate my game, I took lessons from Gina Cilento. After a summer of amazing lessons and drills, I returned to AZ. A player complimented my play and asked me what happened to improve my game so much. I said, "Gina Cilento happened to me!". From dinks and drives to drop shots and resets, all aspects of my game were taken to a new level.​"

— Chris Korjenek

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