Dekel Bar

Resides: Haifa, Israel

Turned Pro: 2018

Birthday: March 15, 1993

Age: 29

Height: 6′ 3″

Plays: Right-Handed

Paddle: Engage Pursuit MX

Meet Dekel Bar

Dekel Bar is a native of Israel, and a former professional tennis player, so traveling around the U.S. for pickleball is nothing new for him. During his 6 years on the pro tennis tour, Bar reached the #3 ranking in Israel, #370 ATP in doubles, and #570 ATP in singles. On the pro pickleball tour, Bar is a serious force well-known for his power and athleticism. Bar’s doubles partner is Adam Stone, and his mixed partner is either Corrine Carr or Catherine Parenteau.

Bar, or “Big D” as his friends call him, currently attends IDC Herzelia University in Israel where he studies Economics and Entrepreneurship. He is also the co-owner of two businesses: Pickleball 360 (instructional video subscription service) and Pickleball Getaways (all-inclusive vacations with pickleball instruction).

Besides pickleball, Dekel enjoys traveling, other sports, hanging out with friends, TV shows, and chocolate. Although fiercely competitive on court, Bar is a pushover when it comes to dogs, all things sweet and sugary, and his two little nieces, Jasmine and Ariel. In 2021, Bar received his U.S. visa to continue pursuing pickleball here in the states and hopes to eventually become a U.S. citizen.

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See Dekel Bar in Action

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