Steve Deakin


Steve Deakin is relatively new to the Selkirk Team. He began his career in late 2017. Steve made the transition to Pickleball from Tennis where he was a former ATP ranked player, 12-time Canadian National Champion, and a member of Canada’s Senior World Team. When his passion for Tennis became difficult with shoulder issues, Steve tried Pickleball at his local Recreation Centre in Pitt Meadows, BC in order to stay active and has never looked back. The majority of his travels have taken him to the U.S mostly but it is certainly booming in Canada now as well. Steve is proud to represent Selkirk on the Canadian side as his Country's top Pro Doubles player. 

Pickleball is fast-paced and Steve says "played like a chess game in a sense" which he finds enormously intriguing and challenging. The way it encompasses a well rounded game of soft and calculated hard shots suits Steve's style to a tee. He brings an incredible amount of patience and excitement to the game that has played a big part in his recent success. 

Steve currently works for his Uncle in the business that his Grandfather started at Deakin Industries in Vancouver BC, selling exploration gear to the mining industry but when not in the office, he can always be found drilling, in the gym working on his fitness, or heading to another tournament somewhere in North America. 

Playing Doubles and Mixed Doubles has allowed Steve to build an amazing camaraderie with other players of all ages and skill levels. That is the number one reason why he loves this sport. He also loves that it allows him to be competitive with much younger players due to the smaller court size and the reliance on his hand speed. Steve intends to play Pickleball for many years to come!

KEY ACCLOMPISHMENTS

 

2019

 

Canadian National Pickleball Championships

Men's Doubles Open

 

US Open

Men’s 35+ Doubles

Mixed 45+ Doubles

 

International Indoor Pickleball Championships

Men’s Pro Doubles

 

2019 

 

Canadian National Pickleball Championships

Mixed Doubles Open

 

2018 

 

US Nationals

 Men’s 35+ Doubles

 

2019 

 

US Open

Men’s Pro Doubles

 

2018

 

PNW Regionals

Men’s 19+ Doubles

Mixed 35+ Doubles