Jennifer Lucore is a professional pickleball player and a global pickleball ambassador. Her numerous gold medal championships include: 16-time USAPA Nationals, 10-time Canadian Nationals, 4-time International, 4-time Tournament of Champions, lots of silver and bronze accomplishments including 4 medals at the first US Open Pickleball Tournament in April 2016. Jennifer is also a world known pickleball blogger and continues to help pickleball grow by volunteering with:
- International Pickleball Teaching Professional Association (IPTPA) – Founding member
- The Pickleball Magazine – Board Member and Around The Post column contributor
- USAPA Ambassador – San Diego County, CA
- IPTPA – Co-Director of the Regional Training and Testing Center of Southern California
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.
Through pickleball, Jennifer has been able to travel and meet great friends from around the country; and internationally to Canada, Spain, The Netherlands and May 2017 Costa Rica!
Her personal life: She is an entrepreneur and a marketing consultant. Married to a division chief of a fire department, they have two daughters – one in college and the other working in the travel industry.
Jennifer plays pickleball 2-3 times a week, and a bit more when getting ready for a big tournament. Her hometown courts are Melba Bishop Park in Oceanside, CA and Castle Creek Country Club in Escondido, CA.