Onix Pickleball, the leader in the sport of pickleball, announced the signing of 2018 Pickleball National Champions, Lucy Kovalova and Matt Wright as members of Team Onix. Kovalova and Wright will be representing the Onix Pickleball brand at tournaments across the country and assisting in developing new and innovative products.

A native of Slovakia where she was a member of the Junior National tennis team, Lucy Kovalova came to the United States to play collegiate tennis for Wichita State. She played #1 doubles for the Shockers for four years. Three years ago, she made the switch to pickleball and immediately became a top player in the sport. In November, Kovalova won the Women’s Triple Crown at the USA Pickleball National Championships in Indian Wells, CA, winning gold in Women’s Singles, Doubles, and Mixed Doubles.

Her Mixed Doubles partner, Matt Wright, was also a dominate tennis star, playing #1 in singles and doubles at the University of Michigan for four years. Two years ago, he picked up pickleball and has since taken home numerous medals, including the rare feat of winning gold in the open division at the three major Pro Pickleball tournaments of 2018 (US Open Pickleball Championship, Tournament of Champions, and USA Pickleball National Championships.)

“We are incredibly honored to be joining the Onix team,” Wright said. “We are excited to represent and use their high-performance products while sharing our mutual commitment to growing the great sport of pickleball.”

Onix continues to lead the growth of pickleball by providing top-quality product to professionals and amateurs alike.

Headquartered in Evansville, IN, Escalade Sports’ brands include Bear Archery and Trophy Ridge archery accessories; STIGA and Ping-Pong table tennis, Accudart and Unicorn darting, Onix pickleball equipment; Victory Tailgate and Triumph Sports indoor and outdoor games, Goalrilla and Goalsetter residential in-ground basketball systems, Goaliath and Silverback residential in-ground and portable basketball goals; the STEP fitness products, Lifeline personal fitness, Woodplay premium playsets, Vuly Trampolines, and Cue & Case specialty billiard accessories.