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Ventura, CA 


Nicola Slater: Her Highland Handles Will Make Haggis Outta Ya

Introducing Nicola Slater, a spirited competitor hailing from Ventura, CA, by way of Scotland. At 39, Nicola's journey from being a professional tennis player on the tour, ranking as high as #165, to becoming a dedicated club pro and coach is nothing short of inspiring.

Nicola's tennis background includes college play, further fueling her passion for sports and competition. However, what truly sets her apart is her unquenchable thirst for mastering new challenges. Her current goal is nothing short of audacious – she aspires to join the ranks of professional pickleball players on the tour and, someday, own her own pickleball facility. She believes this aligns perfectly with her pursuit of greatness, just like a kingdom seeking its crown.

As the eldest among her siblings, Nicola guarantees not just entertainment but a fierce competitive spirit. For her, pickleball is a strategic chess match where decoding the opponent's moves is the ultimate puzzle. Her age has brought wisdom and invaluable experience, which she leverages on the court to her advantage.

With her eyes set on the future, Nicola is making a significant move to Arizona, determined to elevate her career and propel herself into the professional pickleball circuit. Get ready to witness the rise of Nicola Slater, a seasoned athlete whose quest for excellence knows no bounds.

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All contestants of Pickleball Paddle Battle Season One share a remarkable set of qualities: they are inherently competitive, fueled by an insatiable hunger for success, and possess an unyielding drive to outperform. Their dedication knows no bounds; they're ready to put in the effort that exceeds most expectations. Their ultimate goal? To ascend the ranks and become the best players globally.

But their passion for pickleball runs deeper. It's not just about the game itself; it's about the profound social connections and the vibrant community that the sport fosters. Their shared love for pickleball binds them, driving their desire to triumph both individually and as part of this spirited community.

Through these biographical insights, crafted from their interview submissions and cast reels, you'll gain an intimate understanding of who they truly are. You'll uncover their motivations, aspirations, and the driving force behind their relentless pursuit of victory. By getting to know them better, you'll find compelling reasons to stand behind them, cheer them on, and cast your vote in their favor.

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