Margaritaville USA Pickleball National Championships

Players to Watch – Kim Jagd

Like so many others that excel in the sport of pickleball, Kim Poppa Jagd (pronounced Jade) was first introduced to competitive tennis in her youth. Playing at the Jack Kramer Club, located in Rolling Hills Estates outside Los Angeles, Poppa Jagd’s athletic abilities were clearly evident on the hard courts. But, it was another sport…

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Players to Watch – Jennifer Lucore

Perhaps more than any other female athlete in the sport of pickleball, Jennifer Lucore embodies the true spirit of professionalism. One of the sport’s true trailblazers, Jennifer Lucore is also one of pickleball’s most decorated athletes. Among her accomplishments include — 17-time gold medal winner at the USAPA National Championships, 11-time Canadian National Champion, four-time…

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Players to Watch – Jennifer Dawson

Many of pickleball’s finest players have the luxury of playing with family members regardless of age. Such is the case with Jenifer Dawson, one of the sport’s top doubles players. She first picked up a paddle about a year after her husband and two sons ventured out on to a court. “I thought it would…

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Players to Watch – Irina Tereschenko

Originally from Moscow, Irina Tereschenko remains today one of the most fun-loving and talented players on the professional pickleball circuit. After first picking up a paddle just a few short years ago in Bellevue, Washington, she felt right at home on the pickleball court. Her early time on the court was playing with Hall-of-Famer Billy…

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Marcin Rozpedski

One of the most recognizable names in the sport of pickleball, Marcin Rozpedski is a native of Warsaw, Poland where, at an early age, excelled on the tennis courts. At the age of 15, knowing he needed to hone his competitive skills in the United States, Rozpedski settled in at the world famous Van der…

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Kim Jagd

Like so many others that excel in the sport of pickleball, Kim Poppa Jagd (pronounced Jade) was first introduced to competitive tennis in her youth. Playing at the Jack Kramer Club, located in Rolling Hills Estates outside Los Angeles, Poppa Jagd’s athletic abilities were clearly evident on the hard courts. But, it was another sport…

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A Look Back…List of 2018 USA Pickleball Nationals Winners

As the 2019 Margaritaville USA Pickleball National Championships draws nearer, let’s take a look back at last year’s winners from pickleball’s premier event.” Click on “Results” at https://www.pickleballtournaments.com/cinfo.pl?tid=2242#menuEventsBrackets

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PLAYERS TO WATCH – GLEN PETERSON

After a 25-year career working with Caterpillar and living in places like Japan, Canada and France, Glen Peterson retired in 2009 and was ready to settle down and garden with his wife on their six acre farm in Redmond, Washington. But, like so many others, a family member, this time his father introduced Glen to…

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PLAYERS TO WATCH – GIGI LEMASTER

One of the leading pioneers in the sport of pickleball, Gigi LeMaster has been at the forefront of the meteoric growth of the sport. A native of Belgium, Gigi began playing in 2010 and was on the cover of the very first issue of Pickleball Magazine. A Founding Member of the Surprise Pickleball Association in…

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PLAYERS TO WATCH – DAVE WEINBACH

Known as the “Badger,” Wisconsin native Dave Weinbach is one of the most celebrated players in the sport of pickleball. Holder of an incredible 148 medals since he started playing the sport nearly ten years ago, Dave is also one of the game’s leading ambassadors as he travels throughout the country, sharing his passion for…

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