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April 10-14, 2024
VEOLIA HOUSTON OPEN

Ivan Jakovljevic

Quick Info

Resides: Dallas, TX
Turned Pro: 2023
Age: 33
Height: 6'2"
Plays: Left-Handed
Paddle: Selkirk

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Ivan Jakovljevic's Bio

Born in Croatia, Ivan Jakovljevic moved to the United States in 2018 to play professional soccer. After 23 years on the pitch, he decided to pursue different goals. He was introduced to pickleball in 2021 while teaching tennis in Tyler, TX.

Within a couple of months, Jakovljevic quickly became a self-proclaimed pickleball addict. In November 2021, after winning numerous amateur tournaments, he decided to become more serious about the sport and began competing in professional events in 2022. He relocated from Tyler to Chandler, TX in 2023 and started playing pickleball on a full-time basis.

In Ivan’s free time he enjoys spending time with his wife Katie, who he met through pickleball. They are looking forward to welcoming a baby boy in May.

 

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