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Jake Kusmider

Pickleball Pro & Brand Ambassador

Started playing tennis at 4 years old and played through juniors up to the college level. Played on the men’s tennis team 2016-2017 season at college of Charleston. Started teaching tennis full time in the fall of 2017. Graduated from Trident technical college with an associates degree in arts. Has been teaching tennis for the city of Charleston for over 4 years at the Jack Adams tennis center. Started playing Pickleball in 2019. Has kept playing pickleball for the last 3 years as well as tennis and teaching tennis. Played first doubles tournament in 2019 in Camden. Started playing in the pro singles division in 2020 at the APP Hilton Head Open placing 4th. First top 10 singles win was in Tampa at the 2021 PPA Grand Slam. Career high ranking of 19 achieved after a top 8 showing at the 2021 APP Delray Beach Open. Was ranked 10th for points accumulated on the year. First pro medal at the APP world Pickleball open followed by another pro medal at the APP Delray Beach Open.

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