1. Irina Tereschenko
While competing in singles and pro doubles, she won gold in the 2016 USAPA National Championship, the 2018 USAPA National Championship, and the 2019 US Open, alongside Lucy Kovalova. Since her win, she has been hailed as one of the world’s finest players.
2. Simone Jardim
She became a household name in the sport of pickleball in 2015, when she began playing the sport for the first time. This Brazilian is a tennis instructor in addition to co-founding and co-directing Peak Performance Pickleball Academy.
3. Michelle Esquivel
As was the case with many of her fellow professional athletes, she was introduced to pickleball by a friend in 2015. There have been no breaks in her play or progress since then. Since going professional, Esquivel has amassed a 23-7 record. When she plays pickleball, she places high importance on accuracy and power.
4. Vivienne David
Vivienne David is one of the world’s top pickleball players at a young age. Pickleball and Tennis US and Pickleball Global were founded by her father, Jan David, who is the owner and creator of Pickleball and Tennis US. At the tender age of eight, this Canadian began playing tennis, and her passion for racquet sports has only increased since.
5. Lucy Kovalova
Lucy Kovalova is a Slovak tennis athlete who has switched to pickleball. After moving to pickleball, Kovalova became one of the sport’s most prominent players. Currently, she has the USA Pickleball National Championships’ Women’s Triple Crown. This includes gold medals in the women’s singles, doubles, and mixed doubles competitions.
6. Lea Jansen
Lea Jansen works at Grand Valley State University as an assistant tennis coach. She is a world-class pickleball player and one of the finest female pickleball players. Since becoming a professional, Jansen has competed in five tournaments and won 13 matches.
7. Catherine Parenteau
She’s one of the most exciting young pickleball players around. She and Leigh Waters won gold at the 2018 USAPA Nationals. With Athena Trouillot and Riley Newman, she won the 2019 Canadian Nationals, and subsequently, with Andrea Koop, she won the 2019 Chicago Open. Paddletek is sponsoring her because of her excellent play.
8. Lauren Stratman
Lauren Stratman is a well-known professional in the tennis and pickleball worlds. The Santa Barbara Tennis Club and the Municipal Tennis Center employ her as a tennis instructor. In 2019, Stratman made the transition from amateur to professional pickleball player.
9. Jennifer Dawson
Minto US Open Pickleball Championships’ first-ever Triple Crown winner was Jennifer Dawson. ‘ As a result, she became the first woman to win gold medals in three different categories at the 2017 World Championships. She also teaches tennis in addition to pickleball. It’s safe to say that Dawson is one of the most well-known and successful pickleball players in the world today.
10. Abbie Brooks
Abbie Brooks is a Canadian professional pickleball player. During a 2017 pickleball event, Abbie Brooks and Catherine Parenteau won bronze together. As for singles, she’s just competed in a singles tournament and won both of her matches since becoming professional.