Noosa Pickleball Club

President's Circle: Volunteer of the Month

President's Circle: Volunteer of the Month

This month, the Noosa Pickleball Club is honoring Margot Tredinnick for her outstanding contributions to the club and pickleball.

  • Margot started playing Pickleball in January 2018 at the Noosa Leisure Centre (NLC) with Keith and Sharon Bing.
  • She has completed accredited Coaching courses and is a Level 1 Coach. She taught many new players over the past five years.
  •  Margot is a Level 4 Referee. She has served as a Head Referee in several PAA and Professional state and national tournaments. Her officiating has recently extended to international duties at the MLP tournament finals in Auckland, New Zealand. This was live-streamed around the world.
  •  Margot has become a “trainer” for other referees. She was recruited to coordinate on-demand referee training via Zoom from the Canadian Head Referee. In 2022, Margot was appointed Pickleball Association of Australia (PAA) National Officiating Secretariat and worked with David Jay to set up the PAA Referee Accreditation program coordinating training and development.
  • With the introduction of Pro tournaments in 2023, Margot’s role soon became “bigger than Ben Hur”. She was instrumental in implementing a payment structure for referees and appointing referees to work in Pro & State tournaments.
  •  In 2022 Margot was awarded the PAA Spirit of Pickleball Award & PAQ Official of the Year award.
  •  She is a Founding member of the Noosa Pickleball Club and has served as a committee member.
  • Many club members have likely seen Margot in action co-coordinating the Tuesday morning Noosa Leisure Centre round robin social play sessions. This has become a very popular session that quickly books out.
  • Margot loves to garden, read, travel, walk on the beach, practice yoga, and spend time with her husband Ian and sons, Rohan & Mark.
  • Margot’s long-term goal is to hang in until she is able to be part of the Pickleball demonstration at the 2032 Olympics, and to keep playing until she’s 100!