CRBN Pro Team 🏆

DJ Young

(CRBNÂą 16mm Paddle)

Born and raised in Spain, DJ began playing tennis at the age of 4, and by 16, he was playing Varsity Tennis, earning MVP multiple years. He started playing pickleball in June of 2018. Since then, DJ has has been ranked #4 in the world in the Pickleball Rankings and has won gold in 2 APP Tournaments, a silver medal at the PPA Newport, and was crowned back-to-back World Pickleball Champion in 2020 and 2021.

Hand: Right
Backhand: Two-Handed

Michelle Esquivel

(CRBN² 13mm Paddle)

Michelle has medaled in numerous major pickleball professional events in singles and doubles including PPA events, APP events, US Open, and Nationals. Not only is Michelle a top 10 female Pro Player, she’s established herself as one of the top instructors in the game and is the Director of Training and Development at Naples Pickleball Center– aka the Pickleball Capitol of the World.

Hand: Right
Backhand: Two-Handed

Yana Grechkina

(CRBNÂą 13mm Paddle)

Yana is a former college tennis player where she was Freshman of the Year and won back-to-back Conference Championships. She's played tennis since she was 5 and started playing pickleball in 2020. She loves reading, traveling, painting, hiking, and is learning to code. Her dream is to retire in Switzerland and play pickleball with Roger Federer.

Hand: Right
Backhand: Two-Handed

Ben Newell

(CRBNÂą 16mm Paddle)

Ben Newell (aka Benny Bombs) is a former college tennis player, recently turned pickleball pro. He brings a ton of experience from the doubles game, having amassed an incredible record with his twin brother at the collegiate level. This lefty brings nothing short of an explosive game with his hands, speed, and power.

Hand: Left
Backhand: One-Handed

Jason Bock

(CRBN² 13mm Paddle)

Jason played high level jr. tennis including Junior Davis Cup, was All-State in Illinois, and was recruited by D1 Universities–ultimately choosing an academic scholarship to Ohio State. Jason discovered pickleball while traveling in Barcelona and found a local pickleball community as soon as he got home. Jason has routinely found the podium at The Newport Invitational Open, PPA Championships, TOC, Nationals and the APP Mesa Open to name a few.

Hand: Right
Backhand: One-Handed

Matt Chou

(CRBNÂą 16mm Paddle)

Matt's mom got him into pickleball in June 2020. Coming off a 15 year hiatus of competitive sports, Matt's passion for pickleball helped him get back into peak physical shape. Matt has found himself on multiple podiums since deciding to play professionally and has beaten many of the top names in the game. Matt also enjoys giving back to the sport and hosts the Matt Chou Masters Open which is a professionally streamed event involving 16 of the best players in the World.

Hand: Right
Backhand: One-Handed

Erik Rosner

(CRBN² 13mm Paddle)

Erik discovered pickleball in 2019 and made his pro debut 2 years later. Erik was a tennis star in California and helped his team win the 2009 CIF Tennis Title. Erik went on to play on the UC Santa Cruz NCAA Tennis Team from 2009 – 2013. In that time, he won the 2010 DIII Indoor National Championship, reaching a doubles ranking #2 overall in the West and a team ranking of #1 in the Country. Erik is a talented Graphic Designer and studied at the Laguna College of Art + Design in California from 2015 – 1018. Erik lives in Portland and trains with Team Rood at the Chez Nous Pavilion.

Hand: Left
Backhand: One-Handed