Brand Ambassador Team VOLLI & Head Pro Coach
Born in Kenya to Portuguese-Indian parents, Marcel represented Kenya in his teens as a junior tennis player. He had ambitions to play professionally until a bicycle accident injured his shoulder. A lifelong racquet sports enthusiast who has played tennis, ping-pong, squash and badminton for club & school, when Marcel took up pickleball at a friend’s urging, he was immediately hooked.
Marcel is also hooked on the VOLLI pickleball experience. “I am very enthusiastic about how VOLLI combines general family entertainment with pickleball and other sports and games,” Marcel said. “Pickleball is a very diverse sport. Every age group can play it. I think VOLLI is going to be a tremendous success.”
When Marcel is not competing, you’ll likely find him at VOLLI locations nationwide where he’ll be offering clinics and lessons.
Marcel lives in Birch Bay, Washington. He is the father of three, who all think it’s pretty cool that their dad is a professional athlete.
Recent Gold medals:
Daytona Diamond regional 4.5 singles
Spokane Diamond regional 4.0 singles
Kirkland ETC 5.0 singles
Yakima 4.0 mixed Doubles
APP Punta Gorda FL 5.0 singles
APP NY open
Yakima 4.5 singles
Kirkland ETC 4.5 MXD
Kirkland ETC 4.5 Men’s Doubles