Welcome Emily Ackerman

Our New Tennis and Pickleball Pro!

imgEmily Ackerman is a recent college graduate from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo where she played four years of D1 collegiate tennis and studied kinesiology. Emily grew up playing and training at WAC under Chris Dudeck for her 15 years of tennis, so she is excited to be back at WAC but this time as an employee!

A little about Emily: Outside of teaching tennis and pickleball, Emily is currently playing on the Professional Pickleball Tour and holds a ranking of number 18 in the world in Women's Pro Singles (DUPR) and is top 50 in the world for Women's Doubles. She is sponsored by the paddle company, Volair, along with other top pros such as Julian Arnold and Wesley Burrows. She was recently drafted into the Challenger division of the newly formed Major League Pickleball (MLP) league by the Chicago Slice which is co-owned by several former pro tennis players like Tracy Austin, Chrissie Evert, GiGi Fernandez, and Lindsey Davenport.

While Emily loves competing and traveling for professional pickleball, she is very excited to be at WAC to teach clinics and be available for private lessons when she is not on the road! For inquiries about private or group lessons, group clinics, and live ball clinics, or to demo some Volair paddles, Emily's paddle of choice, [email protected]