June 13-16, 2024
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Lea Jansen

Quick Info

Resides: Austin, TX
Turned Pro: 2022
Age: 31
Height: 5' 10"
Plays: Right-handed
Paddle: Joola Perseus

Lea Jansen's Equipment

Joola Perseus Ben Johns 14 Pickleball Paddle
JOOLA Ben Johns Perseus CFS 14 Carbon Fiber Pickleball Paddle

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Lea Jansen's Bio

Known for her competitiveness and fiery on-court persona, Jansen is one of the most exciting up and coming prospects on the PPA Tour. Lea grew up in Spokane, WA and competed in tennis from the age of 8. She was the top ranked player out of the Pacific Northwest in every age group and eventually went on to play at the collegiate level at Washington State University for two years and later became conference player of the year and a first-team NAIA All-American. She graduated with a degree in accounting and also has an MBA in healthcare management.

Tyson McGuffin, Jansen’s long-time childhood friend, persuaded Jansen to begin playing pickleball during the summer of 2019. She began touring full-time at the beginning of 2021. Since then, Jansen has moved to Austin to practice with other pickleball pros, medaling at some of the biggest tournaments in all three events with the highlights of taking two PPA gold medals. She credits her success to her  coach, Jim Costello, and his Neuro-Fit Systems program, which strengthens neural pathways between the left and right sides of the brain. 

As a type 1 diabetic, Lea enjoys cooking and experimenting with sugar-free baking. She also loves time with her dogs and participating in traditional Pacific Northwestern outdoor activities including skiing, hiking, and snowshoeing.


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