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Selkirk Sport adds Ava Ignatowich to its professional roster

December 14, 2023

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COEUR D’ALENE, IDAHO, DEC. 14, 2023Selkirk Sport, a leading name in the world of pickleball, is delighted to announce the newest addition to its roster of professional players, Ava Ignatowich

The former tennis standout is set to join her older brother, James Ignatowich, on Team Selkirk, further solidifying Selkirk as a family-focused powerhouse in the world of professional pickleball.

Hailing from Delray Beach, Florida, Ignatowich comes to Team Selkirk with an impressive No. 16 ranking in women’s singles on the Professional Pickleball Association Tour. 

"We are delighted to welcome Ava Ignatowich to Team Selkirk,” Selkirk Sport Co-Founder and Co-CEO Mike Barnes said. “It's always special when we can bring together family talent, and having both Ignatowich siblings on board underscores the strong sense of family that defines Selkirk. We believe Ava's skills and dedication will complement our team's mission of advancing the sport of pickleball."

Ignatowich has chosen the Vanguard Power Air paddle as her weapon of choice. This innovative and performance-driven paddle is renowned for its power and precision, making it the perfect fit for a player of her caliber.

Prior to her pickleball career, Ignatowich played tennis and reached a career-high ranking of No. 130 nationally on in 2019. Currently, Ignatowich is a junior studying economics at the University of Miami. She previously played tennis at Davidson College. 

About Selkirk Sport

Selkirk Sport, a made-in-the-USA manufacturer of pickleball paddles and accessories, is a family-owned and operated company. Selkirk Sport is based in Hayden, Idaho, in the shadows of its namesake, the Selkirk mountain range. Founded in 2014, Selkirk Sport was born from a passion for sport and the Western outdoor leisure lifestyle that was afforded to the company’s founders, Rob and Mike Barnes, along with their father Jim, who is Selkirk’s production manager. Backed by the philosophy of always pushing the limits, Selkirk Sport is committed to manufacturing products that deliver the highest performance with unmatched quality and service. Selkirk Sport has become one of the industry’s fastest-growing companies, with paddles used by many of the game’s premier players, such as Jack Sock, Catherine Parenteau, Parris Todd, Dylan Frazier, Mary Brascia, Maggie Brascia, James Ignatowich and a host of others premier players and national/regional champions.

Media Contact

Kyle Whatnall, Public Relations Manager

Brynn Grissom, Public Relations Associate

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