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The pickleball terms, phrases, words, people, and organizations that start with the letter "J" include:
Jam – Getting jammed occurs when you hit the pickleball too close to your body. Getting jammed hinders your ability to hit a good shot. To avoid getting jammed, focus on hitting the pickleball out in front of your body. You could also try an inside out shot to get yourself out of a jam.
Jeff Warnick – Jeff Warnick is a pickleball pro that towers over the Non-Volley Zone line as he stands about 6’ 6” tall. Jeff has taken home medals all across the country and is known for his slap-shot style of play, as well as his trash talk across the pickleball net.
Jennifer Lucore – Jennifer Lucore is a pro pickleball player that has won multiple medals at tournaments across the country, including the USA Pickleball National Championships, the US Open Pickleball Championships and the Tournament of Champions. In fact, Jennifer has won gold 17 times at the USA Pickleball National Championships. Jennifer is a pickleball historian who captured the history of our great sport in a book titled History of Pickleball: More Than 50 Years of Fun!, which she wrote with her mother, Beverly Youngren. Jennifer is also a 2019 inductee of the Pickleball Hall of Fame.
Jessie Irvine – Jessie Irvine is a pickleball pro that exploded onto the pickleball scene in 2019, taking home multiple medals at some of the biggest tournaments across the country, including the USA Pickleball National Championships and Tournament of Champions.
Jim and Yvonne Hackenberg – Jim and Yvonne Hackenberg are senior pickleball pros, who have combined to rack up more than 30 gold medals at the USA Pickleball National Championships over the years. Jim was inducted into the Pickleball Hall of Fame in 2020.
Joel Pritchard – Joel Pritchard, a United States Congressman from the State of Washington, invented the sport of pickleball with a few of his friends (Bill Bell and Barney McCallum) at his house on Bainbridge Island during the summer of 1965. Joel was inducted into the Pickleball Hall of Fame in 2017.
Joey Farias – Joey Farias is a pickleball pro from Arizona. Joey converted to pickleball from tennis and, since then, has propelled to the medal stand, including his most recent gold medal with Kyle Yates in the Men’s Skill/Age Division at the USA Pickleball National Championships.
Jonny Pickleball – Jonny Pickleball is known for hosting the Jonny Pickleball Show, which is a traveling pickleball show that features pro pickleball players across the country.
Jump – Sometimes, you may need to jump on the pickleball courts (whether it be for a split stop or split step, or whether it for an Erne).
Junior – A junior is a pickleball player under the age of 19. Do not be fooled by age though—the juniors on the pickleball courts are fierce! Just ask Anna Leigh Waters.
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Updated as of December 3, 2020
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Since returning to professional pickleball this year, after taking a long COVID hiatus, Leigh and Anna Leigh Waters have been traveling the country for pickleball tournaments. But, one thing that that they have not done in a really long time is take a family vacation... until now. Learn about Team Waters' trip to Costa Rica from Leigh herself, which included as much, or more, pickleball than at home in Florida, monkey spectators, family bonding, surfing, and a lot of new friends made on the Costa Rican pickleball courts, which reminded them how much fun the great sport of pickleball really is.