BIO

Tonja Major has been a professional Pickleball player since 2011. She currently competes nationwide playing in doubles events sanctioned by the USA Pickleball Association, the sports’ governing body. Major, who has worked as a professional aesthetician for the past 14 years, was introduced to the sport of Pickleball by her future husband, Lavon, over 20 years ago. She immediately fell in love with the game, while rising in the ranks as a competitive player in Singles and Doubles before turning professional in 2011. Since that time, she has enjoyed tremendous success, especially competing at the doubles level, and has captured numerous tournaments around the country, including multiple major championships. Tonja also teaches at Pickleball Station, the Pickleball facility developed and run by PickleballCentral.com, the largest online retailer of Pickleball. Today, Tonja and Lavon reside in Lynnwood, Washington, as she continues to define her professional Pickleball career while promoting the game at all levels.

Key Accomplishments

  • 2017 US Open
    • Gold – Mixed Doubles 35+
  • 2016 International Indoor Championship
    • Gold – Women’s Doubles
  • 2014 Oregon State Games
    • Gold - Women’s Doubles
  • 2012 USAPA Nationals
    • Gold – Women’s Doubles 19+