APP PRO CO-HOST: NEW JERSEY OPEN
I started playing pickleball five years ago, when I was in student teaching. Got my butt whooped by a few senior players at our club, and went home that night and purchased my very first paddle! I taught Middle / High School Physical Education and Health for three years, before I “retired” early and hit the pro tour. Now I travel the country and play pickleball! The best part is, I met my smoking-hot fiance at a pickleballl tournament and half of the year when he’s not coaching college tennis, he gets to travel and compete with me as well. Thank you all for coming out to the APP New Jersey Open this year!
Accolades: Bachelor’s Degree in Physical Education & Health PPR Certified Instructor 2021 National Indoor 2x Champion 2020 2x Regional Champion 2019 US Open Medalist
High School: Marshall, WI
Sports Played: Basketball volleyball softball
College: University of Whitewater, Wisconsin
Current Hometown: Springfield, MO
Life Before Pickleball: Coached club and middle school volleyball for five years before I found pickleball.
Family: Have three dog children – Finley, Bailey, Riley
Hobbies: Olympic lifting, restorative yoga, bike riding, shopping, and hanging out with friends
Favorite Food: Pizza, ice cream, COFFEE
Social: @kasandramariepickleball Instagram & Facebook