• Spencer smith

    Spencer joined Vatic Pro in December 2022, and has been instrumental in helping the company design and create some of the market's leading paddles.

    Spencer is from Lehi, Utah, and a veteran on the PPA tour. He has a doubles DUPR rating of 6.45 and is widely considered a top player, ranking in the top 25 worldwide. He is currently a PPA Tour Gold Card holder and competing in Major League Pickleball on the Utah Black Diamonds. Formerly, he was a tennis standout at BYU.

    You can find Spencer using his signature Alchemy paddle and playing on center-stage at PPA tournaments across the United States against the likes of Ben Johns, Tyson McGuffin, and Anna-Leigh Waters.

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  • Glauka carvajal lane

    Glauka is from Castellon, Spain, and currently lives in Melbourne Beach, FL. She moved to the USA 6 years ago to play college tennis. She played 1 year at D1 Stony Brook University before transferring to Reinhardt University, where she graduated with a double major in Sports Management and Business Administration.

    She is passionate about health and fitness and loves to stay active and help others do the same. She started playing pickleball about one year ago just for fun and is now completely addicted. She enjoys competing at the highest level and challenging herself against the world’s best on the APP and PPA tours.

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  • Brandon Lane

    Brandon Lane, aka B-Lane, is from Melbourne Beach, FL. He grew up in Florida and played college tennis at Mississippi Gulf Coast before transferring to Reinhardt University. He graduated in Sports Management and a minor in Business administration.

    In his free time, he teaches surfing, tennis, and pickleball. Brandon is passionate about being in the water surfing or on a court playing pickleball. After playing pickleball for the first time about a year ago, he can’t put a paddle down as his competitive drive keeps him motivated. He loves playing with the Vatic Pro V7 16mm as it gives him the power and feel he looks for.

    Follow Brandon on Instagram as he travels the country playing tournaments in a converted camper van with his wife.

  • Rob Hutchins

    Rob plays at the professional level at the PPA & APP Pro Tournaments. In his first PPA Pro Men’s Doubles appearance, Rob found himself on center court against the #1 team in the world, Ben Johns & Collin Johns.

    Rob comes from a competitive basketball background, playing at the collegiate level in Santa Barbara and overseas in Europe. He found pickleball in 2020 and has quickly progressed into an elite competitor.

    Rob is currently the Director of Pickleball at the Beverly Hills Tennis Center and is a certified teaching pro by the Professional Pickleball Registry (PPR). His love for this sport also influenced him to start his pickleball lifestyle apparel brand, NVZ (Non-Volley Zone).

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  • marcela hones

    Marcela is San Diego’s rising star in women’s pickleball. She was introduced to the sport in September 2022 and fell in love immediately. In just several months, she has made the transition to a pro player and is currently competing in the PPA Tour.

    Marcela comes from a family of accomplished tennis professionals, with her grandfather being the most successful Filipino tennis player in history. With competition deeply ingrained in her blood, Marcela aims to represent her family’s legacy in the pickleball world.

    Marcela uses our V7 paddle to elevate her game, giving her the perfect combination of control and power.

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  • Sharon Lee

    Sharon is an OC native who competes at the 5.0 level for Women's and Mixed Doubles. She discovered pickleball during the COVID lockdown and has been playing for about two years and competitively in tournaments for one year. She is also an IPTPA Level 1 Certified Pickleball Coach.

    Sharon is a bit of an anomaly as pickleball is the only real competitive sport she has played, She considers herself a "Pickleball Frankenstein," picking up and piecing together elements of her game as she goes.

    Outside of pickleball, Sharon owns and operates a specialty drinks and boba shop called Tea Otter in Garden Grove. She's a mommy to an almost 4-year-old daughter (Layla) and an 8 year old fur baby (Miso). She enjoys working out, eating out, wine, and traveling if/when she gets the time. Sharon plays with the Flash 14mm paddle.

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  • gabe andersen

    Gabe joined Vatic Pro in January 2023. He is from St George, Utah, and has been playing pickleball seriously since April of 2021. Gabe made his Pro singles debut in the summer of 2021, and has since played in pro singles and pro doubles events against some of the very best in the world, such as Ben and Collin Johns, Tyson Mcguffin, Matt Wright, Riley Newman, others.

    Gabe comes from a tennis family. His Mother and Uncles played Division 1 tennis for BYU and Weber State. Gabe played USTA junior tennis for many years growing up and also has a few years of high-level tennis teaching experience.

    You can find Gabe with our V7 paddle while he is playing or working at The Picklr in St George and in various PPA and APP tournaments.

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  • Semisi Taufa

    Semisi Taufa, aka Misi, is a rising star from Salt Lake City, UT. He started playing pickleball in the Summer of 2021 and played his first tournament in 3.5 Mixed Doubles with his wife, ‘Ala. After placing 1st, he hasn’t slowed down since.

    Semisi now competes at the 5.0 level in Singles, Mixed Doubles, and Men’s Doubles to make his Pro debut later this year. You can find him at Local, PPA & APP tournaments using the Flash 14mm paddle. Outside of Pickleball, Semisi loves spending time with his wife, ‘Ala, and their baby girl, Ma’ata.

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  • Kevin Pham

    Kevin is an International Pickleball Teaching Professional Association (IPTPA) certified level II pickleball instructor who grew up in Irvine, California, and comes from a high-level tennis background.

    He currently teaches at Los Cab Sports Village and Portola Springs Community Park for the City of Irvine. In October 2020, Kevin discovered pickleball and immediately fell in love with the game. He won a silver medal in his very first singles tournament at the highly competitive Pro Pickleball Association (PPA) Orange County Cup in San Clemente in Men's 5.0. His most recent success is two runner-up finishes in Minor League DUPR 20 events, silver in Mixed 5.0 at the PPA Newport Beach Shootout, silver at the CAPA Open Doubles, and Gold at the RYVL 4.5+ Prize Money Tournament.

    Kevin currently competes in Men’s Pro Doubles and Mixed Pro Doubles on the PPA and APP Tours. During his free time, Kevin enjoys spending time with friends and family, being outdoors, and trading sports cards. Kevin plays with the 16mm Flash and loves the control and power that comes with it.