Monday, February 22, 2021

Jennifer Lucore



BORN in 1966 in California
PLAYS:  Right handed 


Fallbrook Union High School
Fallbrook, CA
California State University of Bakersfield

     • Pickleball Magazine - Board Member and Around the Post column 
         co-contributor in every single issue.
     • International Federation of Pickleball (IFP) World Ambassador at Large.
     • USA Pickleball Ambassador at Large (since June 2015).
     • International Pickleball Teaching Professional Association (IPTPA) - 
         Founding member.
In addition, she is a world known pickleball blogger publishing timely news, tips, drills and many other topics at  
In 2018 she and her mom, Beverly Youngren co-authored and published the best seller: History of Pickleball – More Than 50 Years of Fun!
USA Pickleball Nationals:  
2011 – 2019                Open Singles – 3  Gold, 1 Silver   
                                    Senior Open Singles – 1 Silver
                                    Open Women’s Doubles – 4  Gold
                                    Senior Open Doubles – 1 Gold, 1 Bronze
                                    Open Mixed Doubles - 1 Bronze
                                    Age Singles – 2  Gold, 1 Bronze
                                    Age Doubles – 4   Gold, 3 Silver, 1 Bronze
                                    Age Mixed – 3  Gold, 2 Silver, 1 Bronze
Canadian Nationals: 
2012 – 2017                Open Singles - 5 Gold, 1 Silver
                                    Open Women’s Doubles - 3 Gold, 2 Silver, 1 Bronze
                                    Open Mixed Doubles - 1 Silver
                                    Senior Open Mixed Doubles – 1 Gold
                                    Age Doubles – 1 Gold
                                    Age Mixed Doubles – 1 Gold
Huntsman World Senior Games:
2016 - 2018                 5.0 Women’s Doubles - 2 Gold, 1 Silver
                                    Age Doubles – 3 Gold 
                                    5.0 Mixed Doubles – 1 Gold, 1 Silver
Tournament of Champions:
2013 – 2018                Open Women’s Doubles – 2 Gold, 1 Silver
                                    Open Women’s Doubles Legends/Seniors 
                                     – 1 Gold, 1 Silver, 1 Bronze
                                    Open Mixed Doubles – 1 Gold, 1 Bronze
                                    Open Singles Legends – 2 Silver
International Tournaments:
2015 Madrid, Spain     Open Doubles – 1 Gold
                                    Open Mixed Doubles – 1 Gold
2016 Amsterdam         Pro Doubles – 1 Gold
                                     Pro Mixed Doubles –1  Gold 
2017 Spanish Open, Madrid, Spain  Open Mixed Doubles – 1 Silver
2017 Bainbridge Cup, Madrid, Spain
2018 Pickleball International Event at Hachioji, Tokyo, Japan
2019 Thailand Open, Hua Hin  
                                    Open Mixed Doubles – Gold
                                    Open Singles - Gold
US Open Pickleball Championships:
2016 - 2019                 Open Women’s Doubles – 1 Bronze
                                    Senior Open Women’s Doubles – 1 Silver
                                    Senior Open Singles – 1 Silver
                                    Age Doubles –  1 Gold, 2 Silver, Gold or Silver - 
                                       Finals rained out
                                    Age Mixed Doubles – 1 Gold, 1 Silver, 1 Bronze
Grand Canyon State Games (2nd biggest tournament at the time)
2012 - 2017                 5.0 Doubles - 5 Gold, 1 Silver
                                    5.0 Mixed Doubles – 2 Gold, 1 Silver
                                     Age Doubles – 3 Gold
                                    Age Mixed Doubles – 2 Gold 2 Silver

Special awards received other than championship medals/wins:
     • As a pickleball historian and author, the 14th Annual National Indie Excellence® Awards     (NIEA) recognizes "History of Pickleball - More Than 50 Years of Fun!" as the 2020 winner in the Sports category.
     • Honorary Tournament Marshall for the 2019 Provincial Championship Weekend in Novia Scotia (Arisaig).
     • 2019 - Awarded the Lone Star award for community service at the Texas Open, Coppell, TX.
     • 2019 - Recipient of a John A. Gullo Award Ring presented at 2019 Tournament of Champions.
     • Speaker at USAPA Ambassador Retreats (2019 - 2020)
     • Professional Pickleball Federation (2017 PPF) Singles Senior Pro - Gold, Gold Doubles Senior Pro 1 Gold, 1 Silver

BACKGROUND:Jennifer Lucore’s first exposure to pickleball was in 2007 when she was vacationing with her family and met up with her parents, Bob and Bev Youngren, in Bend, OR, for a fun family tournament. There she saw how all ages can compete and have a great time together. She attended the very first USAPA Nationals in 2009 for a mini-vacation, and to just watch her parents compete. In 2010 she started playing and from there caught the love and passion for the game and the people that play.

Jennifer’s parents, Bob and Bev Youngren reside in Surprise, AZ, one of the hot spots for pickleball. They have been playing and sharing the love of the game to thousands of other players since the late 1990’s. Beverly was one of the first official USAPA ambassadors in 2005.

Through pickleball, Jennifer has been able to travel and meet great friends all around the USA; and internationally Canada, Caribbean, Costa Rica, Japan, Mexico, The Netherlands, Europe, Spain, Singapore, and Thailand. In 2021 she will resume traveling the world to promote and teach pickleball.

Her personal life: She is a marketing consultant, married with two daughters, just purchased an RV for travel and is a SENIOR (pickleball senior is age 50+). 

Jennifer Lucore is the sport's first "sponsored" pickleball player. In 2012 she was "sponsored" to play for Pickle-Ball Inc. of Seattle, WA. At that time there were a few players that could also be considered sponsored although they (or their parents) had ownership of a paddle, ball or goods/service pickleball company.

2011, worked with Bill Booth (USAPA president) to get the USAPA to utilize a master membership list for a web-based email subscription software for newsletter and communications. USAPA’s membership was around 5,600.

January 2012 - June 2014 - Publisher of monthly e-newsletter for USAPA (Volunteered) Redesigned the newsletter into a web format, formatted and enhanced each issue with photos, graphics and advertisements. (Designed ads for vendors/advertisers)

8/12 - 12/13 Blogger for  Column: Ask the Pro

March 2014 - present - Blogger for  Her own website. 


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