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Jake Kusmider

Head Pickleball Pro & Brand Ambassador

Jake started playing tennis at 4 years old and played through juniors up to the college level. He played on the men’s tennis team at College of Charleston during the 2016-2017 season and then started teaching tennis full time at the Jack Adams Tennis Center in the fall of 2017.  His pickleball career started in 2019 when he entered his first doubles tournament in Camden. Subsequently he started pro singles in 2020 at the APP Hilton Head Open placing 4th. His first top 10 singles win was in Tampa at the 2021 PPA Grand Slam. He achieved a career high ranking of 19 after a top 8 showing at the 2021 APP Delray Beach Open. Jake finished that year ranked 10th for points accumulated on the year. Other highlights include a pro medal at the APP World Pickleball open followed by another pro medal at the APP Delray Beach Open.

Photo by @amandabouknight