A chance road trip to Pennsylvania to avoid Hurricane Irma led to the discovery of a new sport for Leigh Waters, 40, and her 12-year-old daughter Anna Leigh Waters.
One may also ask, what paddle does Anna Leigh Waters use?
Anna Leigh’s custom Bantam TS-5 delivers power, speed and control, all in her favorite colors.
Also, how old is Simone Jardim pickleball?
Jardim, 39, is from Brazil but has spent the past three years living in Southwest Florida. Both local players crisscross the country to participate in the growing number of big-money professional pickleball tournaments. “The U.S. Open is always my favorite tournament of the year,” Yates said.
How old is Kyle Yates?
The first time Yates entered a national tournament, he walked out with a gold medal the same day. Just two years later, the 21-year-old Fort Myers native is one of the best pickleball players in the country.
Meet Catherine Parenteau
Ranked top 5 in the world, Catherine Parenteau, at age 26, is one of today’s most well-known players in women’s professional pickleball.
Until about a year ago, I was a lawyer for Nelson Mullins in Columbia and had worked there for 14 or 15 years.” While she’s not playing tennis, she does have many fond memories of her days as a Gamecock, and she is married to former South Carolina golfer Stephen Waters.
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But they will keep playing pickleball. Leigh says the sport “is not as hard as tennis” and “a great activity for the whole family.” And Anna Leigh’s advice for kids who might be interested in the sport: “Just try it once. After that, you are going to love it.”
Best Women’s Pickleball Players
- Lucy Kovalova. 2018 USAPA Nationals. Gold – Women’s Doubles (Open) with Irina Tereschenko. …
- Simone Jardim. 2018 USAPA Nationals. …
- Irina Tereschenko. 2018 USAPA Nationals. …
- Corrine Carr. 2018 USAPA Nationals. …
- Sarah Ansboury. 2018 USAPA Nationals. …
- Kaitlyn Christian. 2018 USAPA Nationals.
The best option footwear option for playing pickleball outdoors is a quality pair of tennis court shoes specifically designed for hard courts. Outdoor pickleball courts are rougher so you need a durable shoe that can handle the abuse of this kind of surface.