June 13-16, 2024
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James Ignatowich

Quick Info

Resides: Delray Beach, FL
Turned Pro: 2022
Age: 24
Height: 6' 3”
Plays: Right-handed
Paddle: Selkirk 002

James Ignatowich's Equipment

Selkirk Vanguard Power Air Invikta Paddle
Selkirk Vanguard Power Air Invikta Paddle

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James Ignatowich

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James Ignatowich's Bio

James Ignatowich grew up in Darien, CT, and now lives in Delray Beach, FL. Once ranked top 5 in the U.S. National High School Recruiting Rankings, Ignatowich attended Vanderbilt University to play collegiate tennis for two years. As his love for tennis dwindled, his passion for pickleball grew. Ignatowich stated that tennis was “too easy” and “really boring,” which is why he loved the challenge of learning a new sport like pickleball. He has quickly shot to the top of the pickleball rankings as well and won two gold medals in the 2023 Indoor National Championship on the PPA Tour. He frequently plays doubles with Tyson McGuffin and mixed doubles with his girlfriend and fellow PPA professional Anna Bright. 

Ignatowich is sponsored by Selkirk, OS1st, and @pickleandsocial. He also runs his own podcast: The James Ignatowich Show, where he interviews fellow pickleball professionals.

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