Ben Newell

Resides: Kansas City, MO

Turned Pro: 2022

Birthday: July 28, 1989

Age: 34

Height: 5′ 9″

Plays: Left-Handed

Paddle: CRBN 1x 16 mm

Meet Ben

Meet Ben Newell

Ben Newell grew up in Topeka, Kansas. Surprisingly, Newell first started playing pickleball at Chicken N Pickle! Newell tells the story as follows: “ I used to drive by it everyday on my way to work. Saw it, and knew I could be pretty good at it. Then, Yana came up to me one day after a league game and asked “Do you want to go pro with me?”. and Boom! here we are :)”’ Ben comes from a long tennis background and played college tennis alongside his twin brother. Now we can see Newell and Yana Grechkina are one of the many happy pickleball couples that you can see playing on the court. Newell is also a “self-proclaimed nerd,” who plays and programs guitars. 

Since turning pro Newell has beaten 11 of the top 20 Men’s Doubles players in a competitive environment. He has competed in 3 MLPs, and achieved a top 20 ranking in Men’s Doubles. Newell is now sponsored by CRBN, Picklepodz, and the place that inspired him to start playing pickleball, Chicken N Pickle.

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04aprAll Day08Selkirk Red Rock OpenLittle Valley Sports Complex (St. George, UT)

21aprAll Day23OGIO Newport Beach Shootout Presented by VizzyThe Tennis and Pickleball Club at Newport Beach (Newport Beach, CA)

04mayAll Day07North Carolina Open Presented by IntralinksLife Time (Charlotte, NC)

17mayAll Day21Acrytech Atlanta Open Presented by VizzyLife Time (Peachtree Corners, GA)

01junAll Day04Selkirk Texas Open Presented by CIBCOasis Pickleball Club (Rockwall, TX)

08junAll Day11Select Medical Orange County CupLife Time (San Clemente, CA)

13julAll Day16Denver OpenLIFE TIME (CENTENNIAL, CO)

27julAll Day30Baird Seattle OpenTo Be Determined