Pickleball Princess - Cast and Crew

Our Cast and Crew

Laura Fenton Kovanda is a 5 time gold medalist at the Pickleball US Open and 5 time world champ in racquetball. She is playing the role of herself. Laura is also a teacher/coach as well as a pro pickleball player. Click here for her impressive full bio

Dr. Rommie Maxey holds a PhD in motor skills and kinesiology and is a US Open champion, a USA National champion, and a world silver medalist in pickleball. He lives in Richmond, Texas and teaches/coaches pickleball there and all over the world. He will be playing the role of himself. Check out his resume on his website for No Mercy Pickleball Click here for full bio

Lee Martin hails from Knoxville, Tennessee. He has been a PPR (Professional Pickleball Registry) licensed instructor since 2018. He is the reigning National 4.0 65+ Senior Olympics Mens Doubles Champion. Lee also won the 2019 East TN Senior Olympics 60-64 doubles championship and was the singles silver medalist. He also won the first pickleball tournament he entered (at Knoxville Racquet Club), the Men’s 3.5 doubles in 2019. Lee teaches the complimentary introductory clinics for new members at the PoP including the initial rating of new members. He is playing the role of Frank

Donald Ome, who is playing the role of Art, is a recently repatriated ex-patriot who, after a successful career in Silicon Valley, spent 20 years living, lecturing, consulting and operating businesses in South America. Upon his return state side, his actress daughter inspired him to take up the thespian way - good advice. In the short time he has been acting, Don has had strong roles in several feature films, and appeared on several popular TV series, on stage, in music videos and in national commercials.

Kelly Montgomery Hutchings hails from Decatur, Alabama. She is playing the lead role of Jenny, aka Pickleball Princess. Kelly graduated from the University of Alabama with a BA in Psychology, married and has 3 lovely daughters, 3 grandsons and 2 granddaughters and a very patient, very loving Christian husband, Donathan. Kelly finally had the opportunity and time to begin to fulfill her dream of being on the silver screen. She has many local and National commercials under her belt along with 5 feature films, 1 competition film, and 2 roles on tv series, all in 1 year. Kelly feels so blessed that she is able to further the kingdom of God by making movies that are faith based and family friendly.

Stephen Drury Phillips is playing the role of David, the nemesis on the premises, and hails from Woodstock, Georgia. His normal sport is tennis as he was on the pro circuit and was Ivan Lendl's training partner.

Lawson Touliatos is a student of philsophy at Belmont University. Memphis, Tennessee is his home town. He is playing the role of Gary. He's the youngest of five in his family. He's been singing and playing guitar most of his life and has been the lead singer and played guitar in 3 different bands. He's had the honor and privilege to sing the national anthem for professional sports and many other venues around Memphis. While in middle school, he signed with an acting agent in LA and has been acting ever since in feature films, short films and commercials. Last year he was in 2 feature films and the lead role in “It’s Christmas Again.”

Donald James Parker is playing the role of Thomas. He hangs his hat in Crossville, Tennessee, the same city where the movie is being shot. He wrote, directed, and produced Pickleball Princess. Check out his other movies on the Watch page.

Lily Packer is playing the role of Penny. She is 18 years old and lives in Atlanta, GA. She has been in multiple theatre performances like Winnie the Pooh, Peter and The Star Catcher, I hate Shakespeare, and The Man Who Came to Dinner. She has appeared in music videos, a Nike commercial, and several industrial and promotional videos. Volunteering at her church preschool and high school ministries as a host on stage is a passion of Lily’s. In her free time, Lily loves playing pickleball with her friends. She’s been playing for just over a year and loves it.

Wil Cooks is playing the role of Billy and is very excited to be a part of Pickleball Princess. He has been featured in several film, TV productions and commercials. Wil continues to grow as an actor through challenging roles in indie films and other professional projects. He is training at the Nick Conti Professional Acting Studio. Wil is a retired professional Counselor and currently lives in Atlanta, Georgia.

Samuel Avery Wilson is playing the role of Brad. Hailing from Madison, AL, Samuel began acting at age 14 studying under Bill Billions at Hollywood Huntsville. He has over 20 IMDb credits and has appeared in student films, commercials, music videos, television, and feature length films. He is excited about his feature, Unnatural, which will debut in spring of 2024. Sam is also the voice of Blake the Fire Prince in the podcast Eagle Chess Knockout. Samuel always enjoys adventure and is an Eagle Scout who earned all 139 merit badges. In addition to acting, Samuel’s other hobbies include cars and model trains

Marcy Conway is playing the role of Lisa and hails from Knoxville, Tennessee. Marcy's talent and versatility led her to become an actress for HGTV and TNN and she secured lead and principal roles in both network and cable television series, as well as compelling documentaries. Marcy has starred in both feature and independent film productions as well as print and commercials. Marcy is a respected professor, speaker, and published author of several books. However, Marcy's greatest pride lies in her role as a homeschooling Mom to her two boys.

Brenda Dubone of Atlanta will be playing the role of Connie. She has Served as an actress on Fatal Attraction, The Originals, Domestic Seduction, Captain America 3, Wimpy Kid the Long Haul, Spider Man Home Coming, The Last Full Measure and Still Managing to book commercial Print Ads (Treasure Bay Casino)/Brand Modeling for many notable photographers and magazines.