Formerly a University of Michigan tennis star, Matt Wright was turned on to pickleball by a member of a local country club after he was spotted playing a makeshift mini-tennis game. He began playing pickleball in 2016 and was immediately hooked. Later that year, Matt joined up with Lucy Kovalova for mixed doubles in their first tournament and won the 19+ age division at the 2016 US Open. That event gave them the confidence that they could compete at the highest level. Since then, he has accomplished the rare feat of winning gold in the open division at the three major Pro Pickleball tournaments of 2018. In addition to representing Team ONIX, Matt also works as a corporate attorney in Wichita, Kansas.
- Matt Wright is ranked the No. 2 pro player in pickleball, both in Men's Doubles and Mixed Doubles.