Anna Leigh Waters

Anna Leigh Waters is an American professional pickleball player. She was born on January 26, 2007 and turned pro in 2019 at the age of 12, becoming the youngest professional pickleball player in history.
As of October 2022, she is ranked No. 1 in the world for doubles, No. 1 for mixed doubles, and No. 1 for singles by the Professional Pickleball Association.
She is known for her impressive skills on the court and has won numerous titles and awards in her young career.

Basic Information

Full NameAnna Leigh Waters
ProfessionProfessional Pickleball Player
Date of BirthJanuary 26, 2007
Current Age16 (as of October 2022)
Place of BirthDelray Beach, Florida, U.S.
Zodiac SignAquarius

Physical Stats

Height5’ 6″ (168 cm)
Weight135 lbs (61 kg)
Chest34″ (86 cm)
Waist24″ (61 cm)
Hips35″ (89 cm)
Eye ColorGreen
Hair ColorBlonde
Shoe Size7 (US)

Past & Current Relationships

Anna Leigh Waters is known for her close relationship with her mother, Leigh Waters.
They are not only mother and daughter but also doubles partners in pickleball. They are the only mother-daughter team in professional pickleball.
As for her romantic relationships, Anna Leigh Waters has always been very private about her relationship status.
However, it is reported that she is currently in a relationship with Christian Alshon, who is also a pickleball player.

Early Life & Education

FatherStephen Waters
MotherLeigh Waters
SiblingsNot available
Marital StatusSingle
LoversChristian Alshon (rumored)
Sexual OrientationStraight

Waters grew up in Delray Beach, Florida. In 2017, as Hurricane Irma swept through, her family temporarily visited her grandparents in Allentown, Pennsylvania.
During their stay, Waters and her mother discovered the game of pickleball.
Waters displayed a natural talent for the sport, and by the age of 11, she participated in her inaugural pickleball tournament in Dallas, Texas.
Remarkably, Waters, who in 2019 was 12 years old, became the world’s youngest professional pickleball player.

Career Information

OccupationProfessional Pickleball Player
Years Active2019 – present

After taking a break from competitive play in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Waters has achieved remarkable success in various pickleball formats, including doubles, mixed doubles, and singles.
Her partner and coach in doubles is her mother, Leigh Waters who is a former NCAA Division I tennis player at the University of South Carolina.
They are the only mother-daughter team in professional pickleball. Waters has played mixed doubles with Ben Johns as her partner.
She has also played pickleball with Michael Phelps, Jamie Foxx, Sugar Ray Leonard, and golfers Scottie Scheffler and Jordan Spieth.
Waters won the 2021 doubles national championship at the Orlando Cup.
She also won singles gold at the Newport Beach Showcase, Orlando Cup, and Texas Open in 2021, as well as the Margaritaville USA Pickleball Nationals Championship.
She also won bronze in singles, silver in doubles, and bronze in mixed doubles at the Acrytech Atlanta Open in 2021.
Waters won the PPA North Carolina Open mixed doubles title in May 2023, teaming up with former world No. 8 tennis player Jack Sock in his professional pickleball debut.
Overall, Anna Leigh Waters has had an impressive career as a professional pickleball player, achieving great success in doubles, mixed doubles, and singles competitions.

Net worth and sources of income

Occupation$1.4 to $1.5 million
Years Activetournament prize amounts and Brand partnerships

Anna Leigh Waters’ net worth has been estimated to be around $1.4 to $1.5 million.
Her brand partnerships are the biggest source of consistent income. She is sponsored by Fila, Paddletek, and Carvana among others and earns a high-six-figure salary.

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