Since 2002 St. Paul Volleyball has provided affordable volleyball programs for girls ages 5-16. From the very beginning player to the athlete preparing for school teams or club volleyball, our clinics, leagues and camps teach the techniques that help girls improve and love the game of volleyball. Our practice formats stress technical instruction followed by lots of fun repetitions minimizing “standing around” or “waiting in line” so even the very young are kept active and the older girls are challenged.
Our large gym allows for separation by skill level within all the age groups. We have some really fun training tools the kids love to use. And most of all, we love working with the girls and we provide a positive environment so they also love the game and continue to play for many years. We help them develop a passion for the game!
Now that Coach Lynn Andersen has retired after 18 years, we are pleased to announce that Tabitha Wright is now the Director of St. Paul Volleyball!
Tabitha has strong ties to St. Paul Lutheran School. As the daughter of former Pastor, Ron Pennekamp and current Pre-K 3 teacher, Barb Pennekamp, Tabitha has been a part of the St. Paul family for 16 years.
Tabitha played club volleyball for Mid Illinois Volleyball Association (MIVA) throughout high school and played her collegiate volleyball at Millikin University. She was also instrumental in founding a club volleyball team at Florida Atlantic University while earning her Masters of Fine Art in ceramics.
Being a captain of almost every team she was on meant leading by example and making every other player better around her. Confidence is the most important nonphysical component to the game, and Tabitha has learned how to instill that in others by encouragement.
She has coached various settings.
Volleyball coaching experience - Lutheran School Association, Decatur, IL: summer clinics 2003-2005 - MIVA Club, Decatur, IL: U12- 2006, U16- 2007 and 2008, U18- 2009 - LSA, Decatur, IL: Middle School Varsity- 2009 - Semper Fi Rec, Kailua, HI: High School Volleyball- 2015 - All Saints Academy, Winter Haven, FL: Middle School, Fall 2018 - ASA, Winter Haven, FL: High School Varsity Beach Head Coach- Spring 2020 - Southern Select Club, Lakeland, FL: U15- 2018, U14- 2019 - Florida Southern College, Lakeland, FL: Volunteer Assistant 2019-Current
St. Paul Lutheran Church & School 4450 Harden Blvd. Lakeland, FL 33813