Irina
Tereschenko

Total Prize Money | $42,200

Total PPA Titles | 1

From Moscow, Russia

Turned Pro 2016

Birthday March 3, 1983

Age 38

Weight 145 lbs

Height 5’10”

Plays Right-handed with two-handed backhand

Meet Irina Tereschenko

Irina Tereschenko has been playing and coaching racquet sports for over 20 years (a veteran, one might say) and is one of the top-ranked women’s professional pickleball players in the world in all three divisions.

Originally from Moscow, Russia, Tereschenko is a 5x Major Champion, including Women’s Pro Singles (2021) and Doubles (2019) at the US Open, Women’s Pro Singles (2016) and Doubles (2018) at USAPA Nationals, and Women’s Pro Singles at Tournament of Champions (2016) and a holder of multiple titles at top tier professional pickleball events worldwide. She currently holds one PPA title in Women’s Pro Singles in Mesa (2020) and hopes to continue adding to that number!

Prior to turning pro in pickleball, Tereschenko played #1 in singles and doubles for the Texas Tech Red Raiders and completed both an undergraduate degree in Advertising and a graduate degree in Sport Management. After college, Tereschenko worked with high performance juniors at the Gorin Tennis Academy and coached Division I college tennis at Texas Tech University and The University of Washington. Tereschenko continues to pursue her academic career as an adjunct lecturer at the School of Professional Advancement at Tulane and as a research assistant at the Center for Leadership in Athletics at the University of Washington. But don’t call her “prof,” Tereschenko wants you to know that it is fellow pickleball pro, Corrine Carr, who actually has a Ph.D and is a real professor, not her!

Tereschenko admits that her pickleball journey has been pretty surreal (like visiting a Salvador Dali Theater-Museum in Spain) and credits pickleball with giving her the opportunity to meet amazing people as well as help grow the sport in North America, Asia, and Europe. She looks forward to many more adventures to come!

Off the pickleball court, Tereschenko still has quite a bit of energy. Snowboarding, kiteboarding, camping, and surfing are some of her passions. She is known for her off-the-wall sense of humor and is not afraid to get emotional while reading Russian poetry and fiction classics.

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Jigsaw Invitational: Carr/Smith vs. Tereschenko/Irvine

Mesa Grand Slam: Tereschenko vs. Esquivel

“Around-the-Post” Shot: Tereschenko

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august 2022

17aug(aug 17)1:00 am20(aug 20)1:00 amPPA Tournament of Champions (1,000)

september 2022

07sep(sep 7)8:00 am11(sep 11)10:00 pmBaird Wealth Management Open (Grand Slam)Lindner Family Tennis Center (Cincinnati, OH)

15sepAll Day18Peachtree Classic powered by Invited (500)Atlanta, GA

october 2022

05octAll Day09Guaranteed Rate Championships (Grand Slam)Darling Tennis Center (Las Vegas, NV)

19oct(oct 19)8:00 am23(oct 23)9:00 pmn2grate DC Open (500)

november 2022

03nov(nov 3)8:00 am06(nov 6)10:00 pmBaird Wealth Management Texas Open (500)Oasis/Rockwall (Dallas, TX)

17nov(nov 17)8:00 am20(nov 20)10:00 pmTakeya Showcase (1,000)The Tennis Club at Newport Beach (CA)

december 2022

01decAll Day04Hertz Cup (1,000)TBA (Orlando, FL)

january 2023

12jan(jan 12)8:00 am15(jan 15)10:00 pmThe Hyundai Masters powered by Invited (Grand Slam)Mission Hills Country Club

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