The past two weeks have featured back-to-back PPA Tour stops in Rockwall, Texas with the Texas Open, followed by the Orange County Cup in San Clemente, California. Across these two stops, one name—Anna Leigh Waters—continued to steal the show with her 4th consecutive triple crown (not to mention grabbing the Sports Illustrated daily cover page as the proclaimed “Pickle Prodigy”). Waters has now claimed 16 total triple crowns on the PPA Tour—one for each of her years of age. Ben Johns also snagged 5 out of 6 gold medals across the two events, only missing out on men’s singles at the Orange County Cup (which went to Tyson McGuffin).
The pro players now will take a break from the traditional tour format and switch to team play with Major League Pickleball (MLP). The final event of Season 1 of MLP will take place June 15-18, 2023, with the “Season 1 Super Finals” airing on ESPN2 on Monday, June 19, 2023, at 9 p.m. ET.
Don’t forget to mark your calendars for more pro pickleball action in June!