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Which States Have the Best Pickleball Players? Our Friends at DUPR Have the Answer

by Jason Flamm on

Have you ever wondered if you could compete with other pickleball players nationwide? Bust out your DUPR score because you're about to find out.

Top 10 States for Singles

According to DUPR, these are the top 10 states based on average singles DUPR rating (min 100 users in the state to be included):

  1. Oregon - 4.261
  2. Florida - 4.077
  3. Michigan - 4.007
  4. Utah - 4.004
  5. California - 3.992
  6. Washington - 3.953
  7. Connecticut - 3.930
  8. Kansas - 3.930
  9. Iowa - 3.928
  10. Illinois - 3.924

Top Singles Pros by State

Having a few pros in your state can go a long way to helping improve an average score. Here are the top singles pros by state:

Men

  1. Ben Johns - 7.2 - Maryland
  2. Federico Staksrud - 7.151 - Florida
  3. Connor Garnett - 7.024 - California
  4. Jaume Martinez Vich - 6.991 - Hawaii
  5. Tyson McGuffin - 6.958 - Idaho
  6. JW Johnson - 6.953 - Florida
  7. Christian Alshon - 6.94 - Florida
  8. Jay Devilliers - 6.904 - Kansas
  9. Quang Duong - 6.893 - California
  10. Gabriel Joseph - 6.864 - California

Women

  1. Anna Leigh Waters - 6.429 - Florida
  2. Catherine Parenteau - 6.138 - Florida
  3. Lea Jansen - 6.023 - Washington
  4. Kaitlyn Christian - 6.022 - California
  5. Brooke Buckner - 6.005 - North Carolina
  6. Parris Todd - 5.955 - California
  7. Mary Brascia - 5.924 - California
  8. Judit Castillo - 5.904 - Louisiana
  9. Megan Fudge - 5.902 - Florida
  10. Salome Devidze - 5.896 - Florida

Top 10 States for Doubles

Here are the top 10 states based on average doubles DUPR rating (min 100 users in state to be included):

  1. Oregon - 4.037
  2. Utah - 4.026
  3. Wisconsin - 3.905
  4. Kentucky - 3.887
  5. Tennessee - 3.822
  6. Washington - 3.822
  7. Idaho - 3.810
  8. Connecticut - 3.797
  9. New York - 3.793
  10. Florida - 3.778

Top Doubles Pros by State

Men

  1. Ben Johns - 7.284 - Maryland
  2. JW Johnson - 7.067 - Florida
  3. Andrei Daescu - 6.932 - Florida
  4. Riley Newman - 6.911 - Arizona
  5. Federico Staksrud - 6.91 - Florida
  6. James Ignatowich - 6.903 - Florida
  7. Dylan Frazier - 6.902 - Missouri
  8. Thomas Wilson - 6.839 - Texas
  9. Christian Alshon - 6.836 - Florida
  10. Tyson McGuffin - 6.768 - Idaho

Women

  1. Anna Leigh Waters - 6.327 - Florida
  2. Anna Bright - 6.124 - Florida
  3. Catherine Parenteau - 6.118 - Florida
  4. Etta Wright - 6.044 - Utah
  5. Vivienne David - 6.003 - Texas
  6. Jackie Kawamoto - 5.951 - Indiana
  7. Parris Todd - 5.924 - California
  8. Jorja Johnson - 5.901 - Florida
  9. Jade Kawamoto - 5.896 - Indiana
  10. Tina Pisnik - 5.876 - Florida

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