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Kyle Yates Professional Coaching & Lessons. ZOOM ONLY

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Not many people can say they were the first professional athlete in their sport, but Kyle Yates can. The sport existed before he started winning gold, but he prides himself on being the first pickleball player to be contracted to play professionally. With a history of being ranked the #1 player in the world, it’s no wonder why he has become such a big name in the world of pickleball.

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Yates has ranked all over the charts since beginning his pickleball career, including a #1 global ranking in the past! He held the #1 spot from 2016 to 2019. Since his career began in 2014, he has won 6 US Open pro double titles, 4 USAPA National pro double titles, and 2 TOC pro double titles.

Kyle Yates’ Pickleball History

Yates was introduced to pickleball when he was in high school. His uncle, Mike Welter, introduced him to the sport as a teenager. He started playing tennis in high school, but quickly shifted his focus to pickleball. His first USAPA National Tournament in 2014 ended up winning gold!

After high school, he attended college at the University of Florida. His college education was put on the backburner in 2016 when his career as a professional athlete started to take off. He has said he has a lot of love for the sport because it challenges him both physically and mentally. 

He quickly made a name for himself not only as a great athlete but as a player with a lot of passion. You can see a lot of raw emotion when Yates is in the middle of a match. That kind of emotion happens as a result of two things: love for the sport and a competitive spirit.

 

$75 per hour.

All payments directly to Kyle.