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About Paul Midkiff

Paul taught, coached, and served as a counselor for 35 years at a school in Macon before following his newfound passion for pickleball. 

In 2017, Paul and some school colleagues were introduced to pickleball and he was immediately hooked.  Over the next several years, Paul helped form the Macon Pickleball Association, became a USA Pickleball Ambassador, and earned his PPR coaching certification. 

Paul wears several hats within Southern Pickleball. He is our Southern Regional Director for the Georgia Pickleball Association and Co-Founder of Southern Pickleball. Paul works tirelessly behind the scenes to make everything run smoothly in the organization. You can find his smiling face all around Southern Pickleball Tournaments. 

Paul and his wife Linda, have two grown children, Mitchell and Maggie, who also enjoy pickleball.  Paul's favorite moments are when his whole family is on the pickleball court together.