Meet Our Juniors

Junior Spotlight – Elise, Noah & Caleb Yeung

Elise, Noah and Caleb Yeung are three siblings from Chandler, Arizona that are forging a deep love for pickleball.  Their father, Bruce Yeung, a professional sports photographer and avid pickleballer, introduced them to the sport last year during the pandemic which allowed them to be outdoors, to have fun and to get exercise.  Over the…

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Junior Spotlight: Emma Jacono

JUNIOR SPOTLIGHT Emma Iacono By: Bob Nibarger and Laura Gainor, USA Pickleball   This Junior Spotlight shines a light on a young athlete that loves to inspire other youth. Emma Iacono, an 11th grader from Northwood High School in Pittsboro, North Carolina, has been playing pickleball since she was 13 years old.   She first…

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Leigh and Anna Leigh Waters Athlete Spotlight

Spotlight Provided by Lasso As the sport of Pickleball grows in popularity and participation across the country, many people are jumping onboard because off its fast-paced play and short learning curve. Lasso recognized this emerging sport as a powerful up in comer that people of all ages can play and compete and we wanted to…

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Junior Spotlight – Danny Phillips

Danny Phillips – Big Weapon in a Small Package A ten-year-old from northern Utah has been the youngest player to enter the Margaritaville National Pickleball Championships for the past two years. At eight years old, Danny won Bronze in Junior Boys Doubles with his partner Tate Klein at the 2018 Championships. In 2019, the pair…

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