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Our Ambassadors
Our Ambassadors

Meet the coaches, athletes and
community leaders that help guide us.

Meet the coaches, athletes andcommunity leaders that help guide us.

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Lindsey Butterworth

Lindsey’s running career started while attending SFU. She graduated in 2015 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Health Sciences, and is a two time NCAA Division II 800m champion.  Lindsey continues to train in Burnaby with her coach at SFU while working full-time as an academic advisor for student athletes.  She most recently placed 10th at the World Championships in the 800m in 2019. Her immediate goal is to qualify for the 2021 Olympic Games in Tokyo.

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Catalin Costea

Catalin brings experience and diversity to the pickleball courts during his lessons and clinics. As a certified TPA instructor for over 10 years and now IPTPA instructor since 2017, Catalin has developed a keen eye for finding ways to help improve his students' game. He uses an interactive teaching style, filled with various techniques, hands on experience and a lot of fun. Catalin is not only a committed pickleball instructor, he is also a dedicated player.

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Chuck Jung

Chuck is a pickleball instructor and has been playing the game since 2016, when he was introduced to the game while on vacation in Hawaii. He is completing his level one instruction with IPTPA and PCI and is a founding member of the Vancouver Pickleball Association. Chuck and his wife Karen coach R&R’s Intro to Pickleball series.

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Rebecca Marino

Making her tennis debut in 2011, Rebecca has reached the top levels of Canadian and International tennis. From Vancouver, BC, Rebecca has twice been named Female Player of the Year by Tennis Canada. In 2013 she took a 5-year break from professional tennis, and returned to competition in 2018. Since her return, she has competed in the 2019 Pan American Games in Lima Peru, and reached the 2nd round of the 2021 Australian Open. 

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Karen Quan

Karen is very active within the local pickleball community, often found playing at QE Park courts. Playing with her husband Chuck, she has won a number of tournaments and is heading to the US Nationals at Indian Well, CA for Fall 2021. Karen is a founding member of the Vancouver Pickleball Association and coaches R&R’s Intro to Pickleball series.

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Devan Wiebe

Devan Wiebe is a track and field runner and Brooks Canada Ambassador. She has been with Rackets & Runners since 2017 and is incredibly proud to be supported by such a community-minded business. Devan shops at R&R for all her running needs and lives by the Brooks motto of “Run Happy.” Her top running tips are: go to R&R and get fitted by the best in the business, start out slow and let your body get used to the impact, and play around with different workouts until you find what you enjoy the most!