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 in Kansas. She played #1 doubles for the Shockers for four years. Three years ago, she made the switch from tennis to pickleball and immediately became a top player in the sport. In November 2018, Lucy 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.
Lucy help co-developed the Evoke Premier pickleball paddle, one of our most popular paddles in our lineup. She also has been playing with our newest paddle release the Raw Carbon Evoke Premier.
- At the end of the year 2021, Lucy Kovalova was ranked No. 1 in Mixed Doubles and No. 2 in Women's Doubles on the PPA Tour.
- Triple Crown Winner at USA Pickleball National Championships
- Most recently Lucy won gold in the women's doubles pro at the Indoor National Championships