D. Yhale Scott, CEO
USPTA Elite Pro & Master Pro Candidate PTR & USTA High Performance Certified. Yhale is the Owner and Director of O'ahu Tennis Academy, LLC. Yhale has coached and trained ATP. WTA, ITF and USTA nationally ranked players. Yhale played Pro Circuit events and competed in many tournaments as a junior where he found his passion for coaching.
Yhale has worked with many USTA men's and women's players of various NTRP levels. Yhale created the PHD System™️ and his Core Four™️ strategy designed to fast track players immediately. Yhale is a graduate of UCLA. Certified Tennis Professional with USPTA Elite Professional, PTR, USTA Sports Science Level II and is a USTA High Performance Elite Coach.
Native No. Californian, retired to Hawaii in 2019, from 35 years of court reporting.
Avid pickleball player since 2017, tournament player, coach and instructor in CA and HI.
Competed in many tournaments playing in singles, doubles and mixed doubles; winning gold in seniors mixed doubles at the 5.0 level. Current rating 4.0.
Involved in running sanctioned and non-sanctioned tournaments. Coordinated and trained referees with USA Pickleball Director of Officiating and Head Referee Coordinator.
Completed first level USA Pickleball referee certification program.
IPTPA Level I Certified Pickleball Teaching Professional Feb 2020.
Pickleball Pro at Honolulu Club from May 2018 to June 2020.
Secretary of Imua Pickleball Hui, a non-profit organization to grow the sport of pickleball, Feb 2019.
Past Secretary of Diablo Valley Pickleball Club, Walnut Creek, CA.
Executive Secretary & Pickleball Coach
A dynamic teacher who blends, his ivy league master’s degree in education, with on-the-court creativity, to develop personal classes with strategy and measurable results that create game changing and love-of-sport lessons for students of all levels and ages.
Teaching the whole student, with ideology’s learnt from many world class tennis certifications and a master’s in education from Columbia University, Coach Chris utilizes a multi-pronged approach including detailed lesson planning, on-the-court tactics, supported with necessary scaffolding to ensure his students learn, laugh and thrive – achieving optimal success.
Thousands of students who have benefited from Coach Chris’s leadership span a diverse range of talents, ages and personalities, including men’s college tennis teams, running private clubs tennis and pickleball programming, sold-out summer camps for kids, weekly in-demand tennis programs for the city, and, the highly sought, one-on-one private instruction
KSA Tennis Professional