About

Barry grew up in Miami Florida playing football and baseball in the youth programs until the age of 13 when he discovered his true love, tennis. Within two years he was ranked in the top 5 in the state of Florida and top 50 in the nation. At 18 he won the Florida State High School Championships in the number one singles position earning him many college scholarships.

He attended the University of Illinois, was ranked number one as a freshman, and advanced to the finals of the Big Ten Championships. After college, Barry played professionally on the satellite tour in Europe and the United States. Following his professional tennis career, Barry returned to Florida to become the Director of Tennis at Casa Ybel on Sanibel Island.

Barry continued to play tennis tournaments and was ranked number one in Florida in the Men’s 25 and Men’s 30 division, in addition to being number two in the men’s open division. In 2009 and after many years away from playing competitive tennis, Barry found his new love, Pickleball.

In 2017, Barry started playing Pickleball professionally and has won numerous professional tournaments including the Texas Open with Steve Kennedy, the Atlanta Open with Scott Moore, the 2019 US OPEN Senior Pro Men’s Doubles Championship with Dave Weinbach, the 2020 World Pickleball Championships with Paul Olin, and recently defended his title at the 2021 World Pickleball Championships with John Sperling.

Barry looks forward to playing and competing all over the country showcasing the growing sport of Pickleball. He is an IFP & IPTPA Certified Teaching Professional and hosts Pickleball Camps throughout the country. Raise your game with one of the top pros in the world as you focus on the “Tremendous 12” pickleball shots and game winning strategies. In addition to being one of the top ranked Pickleball Professionals in the world, he is full-time Realtor with the number one real estate company in Southwest Florida, John R Wood Properties. If you are looking to move to Southwest Florida, he would be delighted to help you find the perfect property in paradise. Visit Pickleballcommunitiesflorida.com to search all of the dedicated Pickleball Communities as well all any properties for sale in the area.

2021 World Pickleball Championships with John Sperling
2020 World Pickleball Champion with Paul Olin
2019 US OPEN Senior Pro Champion with Dave Weinbach