Michael Gauthier

Welcome to my home on the Internet.
I am an entrepreneur and senior athlete with a mission to help others improve and enjoy their lives as much as possible.

In my early days in the computer industry, I developed, implemented, and taught systems that made people's jobs easier and helped them be more productive.

As a photographer, I focused on providing images that told stories and preserved those special moments in life.

And now my life is consumed by everything pickleball.
I teach, I coach, and I play - and along the way I help people enjoy and live better lives through the game.

Check the sections below for all the details on what I do.

Have a great day and I look forward to working with you!  

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Pickleball Strokes

The Best Pickleball Advice You Will Ever Get

If you are looking for advice on how to become a better pickleball player at ANY level, then simply visit the Pickleball Strokes Rally Academy and download your FREE copy.

Pickleball Strokes

Pickleball Lessons, Coaching, and Instruction 

I am currently (summer 2024) offering lessons at the RA Centre and the Amberwood club in Ottawa, ON. Details are available on my Pickleball Strokes web site.

Pickleball Strokes

Pickleball Products 

I don't sell too many products, but I use and recommend TMPR Sports paddles, Tyrol Pickleball shoes, and Live Eyewear protective glasses. Details are available on my Pickleball Strokes web site.

Pickleball Strokes

Freedom Photography - Portraiture 

In a previous life (pre-pickleball) I did a lot of different photography work and my real love was portraits. I am not doing much of that any longer, but I might take on special projects that catch my eye. I have a portfolio on my Facebook Freedom Photography page that you can review.

Pickleball Strokes

Photography - Pickleball

I am doing a lot of pickleball photography though, working with tournaments and players to capture action shot memories. There are details on my Pickleball Strokes web site, and there is a portfolio on my Facebook Pickleball Strokes page.

Pickleball Strokes

Freedom Computing

Once upon a time (1990 through 2014) I developed database applications for remote sales forces. This was ground-breaking at the time, as we introduced remote databases syncing with a server, we provided fully hosted server environments, and we were one of the first to switch to software services pricing.
Those were fun days, but I do very little computer work any longer.

We Keep Busy With Blog Posts...

Rally Academy Pickleball Blog

Playing In The Wind

Battling the wind does not have to be a tough job!

Wednesday, July 17, 2024

Adjusting Your Game Plans

Maybe it is time to look at YOUR game plan.

Wednesday, July 17, 2024

In Dark Times, Find The Light. Arnold. Again...

Arnold Schwarzenegger's response to the assassination attempt on former US President.

Tuesday, July 16, 2024

Stop Reaching Out

One of the worst things that so many people are actually coached to do.

Wednesday, July 10, 2024

TESTIMONIALS

Proven Outcomes

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"Testimonial 1 goes here - get a testimonial from someone you've worked with or helped who can share their thoughts about you, your products/services, the measurable wins/results they've gotten, or the customer experience you provide."

RICHARD KENNY, UT

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BEN JENNINGS, ID

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"Testimonial 3 goes here - get a testimonial from someone you've worked with or helped who can share their thoughts about you, your products/services, the measurable wins/results they've gotten, or the customer experience you provide."

BOB SUMMERS, CA