From yoga to pickleball and many steps in between, Bill Raup’s passion for fitness has been in the foreground throughout his life. Bill devoted much of his adult life to playing tennis and racquetball – before discovering pickleball. Now, pickleball is a passion as well as a career for Bill, who works as the Pickleball Pro at the Brandywine YMCA.
“I have a passion for pickleball - and teaching pickleball at the Y is a dream job,” explains Bill. Each week, Bill conducts pickleball clinics for players at all levels – introductory, beginner, intermediate and advanced. As a player who has progressed all the way to level 4.0 in his own pickleball play, Bill has many tips and tricks to share with members and guests.
Bill has been playing pickleball since February 2020. He was certified as a Level 1 Pickleball Coach by the International Pickleball Teaching Professionals Association (IPTPA) in 2021 and attained his IPTPA Level 2 Pickleball PRO certification in 2022.
Outside of pickleball, Bill spent the past 30 years in the fitness industry as a personal trainer and yogi. Bill currently owns a Marketing agency in Chester County and formerly owned Power Yoga Works, a group of yoga studios and certification schools located throughout greater Philadelphia.
Bill lives in Coatesville with his wife, Dawn, and their Bernese Mountain Dog, Hopey. He has two children and four grandchildren and is a regular volunteer at Calvary Chapel Church in Chester Springs.