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.
|Full Name||Anna Leigh Waters|
|Profession||Professional Pickleball Player|
|Date of Birth||January 26, 2007|
|Current Age||16 (as of October 2022)|
|Place of Birth||Delray Beach, Florida, U.S.|
|Height||5’ 6″ (168 cm)|
|Weight||135 lbs (61 kg)|
|Chest||34″ (86 cm)|
|Waist||24″ (61 cm)|
|Hips||35″ (89 cm)|
|Shoe Size||7 (US)|
Past & Current Relationships:
Early Life & Education:
|Lovers||Not publicly disclosed|
Waters was raised in Delray Beach, Florida. In 2017, during Hurricane Irma, her family temporarily visited her grandparents in Allentown, Pennsylvania, where she and her mother began to play pickleball. Waters quickly became a strong player and played her first tournament in Dallas, Texas when Waters was 11 years old. In 2019, at age 12, Waters became the youngest professional pickleball player in history.
|Occupation||Professional Pickleball Player|
|Years Active||2019 – present|
Since taking 2020 off from playing because of the COVID-19 pandemic, Waters has won tournaments in doubles, mixed doubles, and singles.
Waters’ doubles partner/coach is her mother, Leigh Waters, 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 games with swimmer Michael Phelps, actor Jamie Foxx, boxer Sugar Ray Leonard, and golfers Scottie Scheffler and Jordan Spieth.
Waters won the 2021 doubles national championship at the Orlando Cup. In 2021, she also won gold in singles at the Newport Beach Showcase, Orlando Cup, and Texas Open, as well as the Margaritaville USA Pickleball Nationals Championship. Waters won the bronze medal in singles at the 2021 U.S. Open and silver in doubles and bronze in mixed doubles at the 2021 Acrytech Atlanta Open.
In May 2023, Waters won the PPA North Carolina Open mixed doubles title, partnering 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 Active||tournament 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.