Catherine Parenteau, the professional pickleball player, finalized a sponsorship contract with pickleball brand Selkirk Sport. She joins the company’s “Gold Card” Professional Pickleball Association (PPA) tour professionals, including Tyson McGuffin, Parris Todd, Mary Brascia, Maggie Brascia, Dylan Frazier, James Ignatowich, Travis Rettenmeier, and others.
Parentaeu will compete in the 2023 season with Selkirk’s Vanguard Power Air Invikta.
“We are so thrilled to welcome Catherine Parenteau to Team Selkirk, and we can’t wait to see her continue to add to her decorated career of pickleball accomplishments in 2023,” said Rob Barnes, co-CEO and co-founder, Selkirk Sport. “Catherine’s outgoing personality and world-class play style make her a great fit for our brand and constantly evolving paddle technology. Our slogan is “We Are Pickleball,” and as one of the world’s top players, Catherine is a tremendous example of our support of the PPA Tour and an excellent addition to our talented team of players.”
Parenteau, a top name in the Pickleball arena, ended 2022 with a women’s doubles championship at the PPA Hertz National Championship alongside World No. 1 Anna Leigh Waters. Parenteau also brought home a silver medal in the mixed doubles division with veteran partner Riley Newman. Earlier in the year, she won gold in all three events at the PPA Championship Triple Crown in North Carolina.
Parenteau’s career highlights include over 16 PPA Tour medals and three U.S. Open Titles. She is ranked No. 2 in women’s singles in the PPA player rankings and No.4 in mixed doubles. She began her athletic career in tennis and transferred over to professional pickleball in 2016.
Parenteau will play at all 2023 PPA and MLP events. She is based in Naples, FL.
“We warmly welcome Selkirk’s newest pro, Catherine Parenteau,” said Selkirk Sport Co-Founder and Co-CEO Mike Barnes. “As we continue to innovate the best pickleball products for players of all levels, Catherine is a perfect fit to represent our premium products and ambitious brand.”
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