Win a pickleball paddle signed by Anna Leigh Waters 🎉

Here’s your chance to win a new Paddletek Bantam ALW-C pickleball paddle signed by 17-year-old phenom Anna Leigh Waters, the world’s top female player! Anna is already a pickleball legend with 6 U.S. Open golds, 9 USAPA National golds and 23 triple crown victories.

All raffle ticket sales will be donated to the Arthritis Foundation to support people living with arthritis.

Don’t miss out — enter our charity raffle now for a shot at this exclusive prize and support a great cause! Good luck! 🏆✨

The online raffle will benefit the Arthritis Foundation, which provides education, assistance, advocacy, and research funding. The raffle is part of the 2nd Annual Dink for a Cure Pickleball Tournament and Arthritis Community Weekend at Siena College on June 21, 22, and 23, 2024. The drawing will take place at the event on Sunday, June 23, 2024.

Arthritis is the nation’s #1 cause of disability. The disease affects 60 million adults and hundreds of thousands of children, many of whom live in chronic pain.

Wondering if the paddle is really signed by Anna? We snapped a photo of the moment!

Pickleball Galaxy donated the paddle and Tony Pickles of Pickleball Galaxy hand-delivered it to Anna at the U.S. Open in Naples. When Tony told Anna the paddle would be raffled to raise money for people with arthritis, she signed a photo card to go with it.

The raffle winner will receive the signed paddle and photo card. Buy tickets below to enter the raffle. Good luck!

The raffle winner will be notified by email.

About Anna Leigh Waters

A phenom in the pickleball world, Anna Leigh Waters is pickleball’s biggest star. Upon going pro at only twelve years of age, she became the youngest professional pickleball player in history and youngest pickleball champion in history. With both parents playing D1 college sports, Anna Leigh grew up playing both tennis and soccer. She took up pickleball when her family evacuated Florida due to Hurricane Irma in 2017, which is when her grandfather introduced his new evacuees to pickleball in his Pennsylvania backyard.

Originally partnering with her mom, Leigh Waters, the two pioneered a new playing style of “banging” and “ripping” on the pickleball court. Rather than patiently dinking and waiting for their opponents to make a mistake, the Waters sped things up and muscled their way through points – an aggressive style that won them a passionate fan base. Anna Leigh now parters in doubles with Anna Bright or Catherine Parenteau, while her mom remains her coach and manager— a true “momager.”  In mixed doubles, Anna Leigh Waters generally partners up with Ben Johns.

Despite her numerous successes, Waters balances being a normal teenager with playing professional pickleball exceptionally well. She is quick to smile and laugh on-court, but her passion and fire leaves no one in doubt about what she wants the result to be. Outside of pickleball, she enjoys soccer, shopping, cooking, and fashion. – Credit: PPA Tour

About the Arthritis Foundation: The Arthritis Foundation is boldly pursuing a cure for America’s #1 cause of disability while championing the fight to conquer arthritis with life-changing science, resources, advocacy and community connections.

About Pickleball Galaxy: Pickleball Galaxy is one of the nation’s top suppliers of pickleball equipment. The company is based in Clifton Park, NY, and is a sponsor of the 2024 Arthritis Community Weekend.

About Pickleball518: Pickleball518 is the #1 source for pickleball news in New York’s Capital Region and an experienced pickleball tournament director. Pickleball518 is working with the Arthritis Foundation to manage the pickleball tournament.