Selkirk Sport welcomes professional pickleball player Rachel Rohrabacher to its roster
December 21, 2023
COEUR D’ALENE, IDAHO, DEC. 21, 2023 — Selkirk Sport, a leading manufacturer of pickleball equipment, is excited to announce the addition of professional pickleball player Rachel Rohrabacher to its prestigious lineup.
Like many pickleball professionals, Rohrabacher has an impressive tennis pedigree. Rohrabacher won the 2019 SEC Tennis Championship with her team at the University of South Carolina, and individually, she set the record for most wins in doubles matches and was ranked No. 9 in the nation in doubles.
Now based in Cincinnati, Rohrabacher committed to pickleball full-time in 2023 and has most recently been a dominant force in Major League Pickleball.
After being selected in the fourth round of the Premier League draft, Rohrabacher went on to advance to all three finals and capture one MLP title with her team, the Orlando Squeeze.
Rohrabacher is also currently ranked No. 19 in women’s singles and within the top 45 for women’s doubles and mixed doubles on the Professional Pickleball Association Tour. She aspires to break into the top five players by the end of 2024.
“We are thrilled to have Rachel join our roster of exceptional athletes,” Selkirk Sport Co-Founder and Co-CEO Rob Barnes said. “Her passion for the sport and relentless pursuit of excellence align perfectly with Selkirk's commitment to the game. Rachel's skills and dedication will undoubtedly enhance our lineup and contribute to our mission of advancing the sport of pickleball."
Rohrabacher’s current paddle of choice is the SLK Halo, perfect for players who want optimal spin and control.
“I’m so excited to join Team Selkirk because Selkirk has always been a company that is integral to the growth and success of pickleball,” Rohrabacher said. “One thing that has become more important to me as a professional pickleball player is being up-to-date with new paddle technology, and Selkirk is super on the ball..”
Rohrabacher recently graduated with a master’s degree in social work from the University of South Florida.
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.
Kyle Whatnall, Public Relations Manager
Brynn Grissom, Public Relations Associate