Founder & Head Coach
Sandy Halkett is passionate about making sports playable for all. Sandy is a LPGA Class A Professional, certified Adaptive Golf Instructor and partners with Roger C. Peace, providing instruction for anyone with a disability. Since 2000, Sandy has served as the head coach of the Greenville Special Olympics Golf Team. Today, Sandy competes regularly in pickleball tournaments and eagerly shares playing tips with Upstate Pickleball players.
Sandy founded Adaptive Pickleball in 2020 to enhance the lives of people with diverse-sabilities. The program teaches people of all ages and life challenges how to play pickleball to improve their physical fitness, make new friends and experience the thrills of competition. In 2023, Sandy started the Greenville HOT SHOTS Special Olympics Pickleball Team.
Sandy is married to Scotty Halkett, the Head Men’s Soccer Coach at USC Upstate. They have 3 children, 3 cats, 1 dog and a turtle. Besides playing golf, she loves spending time with family, fishing and of course, playing pickleball.
VOLUNTEERS & COACHES
Players from the Upstate Pickleball community graciously volunteer their expertise and passion to help ensure every Pickleball Play Day and Fundraiser is a success. Adaptive Pickleball is beyond appreciative of the caring hearts and on-going support from the following 2023 volunteers: