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Travis Rettenmaier Pickleball

Travis Rettenmaier

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Resides: St. Petersburg, FL
Turned Pro: 2020
Age: 40
Height: 6′ 2”
Plays: Right-handed
Paddle: Selkirk 002

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Travis Rettenmaier began playing tennis at the age of one. When Travis was 16, he began playing collegiate tennis for UCLA. Rettenmaier competed for two years before going pro in 2002. He and his doubles partner reached a career-high world ranking of 57. Rettenmaier’s career lasted ten years before retiring in 2012. Rettenmaier says the best attributes for pickleball is having fast hands, a good backhand flick, and a decent sense of anticipation, all of which are skills he perfected through tennis.

Rettenmaier began playing pickleball after a friend introduced him to the sport. He is the part owner and player of the MLP team Florida Smash. He is passionate about sharing his love of pickleball with others, and frequently speaks about the physical, social, and mental benefits of the sport. 

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