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Pickleball Player Profile: Anna Leigh Waters

Anna Leigh Waters

D.O.B: 1/26/2007

Hometown: Boynton Beach, FL 

Nickname: ALW

Paddle Sponsor: Paddletek

Paddle: Paddletek Bantam ALW-C Carbon Fiber Pickleball Paddle

Instagram Handle: @a.l.waters_a1 

Fun Fact: In 2023, Anna Leigh was featured on Forbes 30 under 30 list.

About Anna Leigh Waters

Anna Leigh Waters is the most decorated women’s pickleball player in the history of the sport. Anna Leigh first recorded a year-end #1 world ranking at 15, and has not relinquished control of the winner’s circle since. With a record number of Triple Crowns (where ALW won Women’s Doubles, Women’s Singles, and Mixed Doubles at the same event), Anna Leigh has already racked up a first ballot Hall of Fame resume and she isn’t even old enough to vote! A fierce competitor, beloved teammate, and proud ambassador for the sport of pickleball, ALW is a force to be reckoned with. 

Anna Leigh’s Pickleball Paddle of Choice 

Anna Leigh’s paddle of choice is also her signature pickleball paddle. Paddletek took their time in designing the perfect paddle for Anna Leigh, and you better believe she had input in the design. Designed to combine the 3 most important attributes in pickleball, the Bantam ALW-C provides a combination of power, spin, and flexibility to help you perform at the highest level. 

  • Paddle Weight: 7.7oz (Average) 
  • Paddle Face Material: T-700 Raw Carbon Fiber 
  • Paddle Core Material: Soft Polymer Core 
  • Paddle Shape: Elongated
  • Core Thickness: 12.7mm
  • Paddle Length: 15 ⅝” 
  • Grip Size: 4 ¼”

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About Paddletek

Paddletek began as a small family business inspired by a love of the game and a vision for improving paddle technology. Paddletek has since grown into one of the leading names in pickleball, but our mission remains the same: helping you reach the next level of play. Paddletek has been changing the game since 2010 when we first introduced our advanced honeycomb core. Since then, Paddletek has expanded its product line with more groundbreaking innovations—like our Smart Response Technology and vibration control—and fine-tuning the perfect paddle for every style of play and every type of athlete. Everything Paddletek does comes back to our passion for the game. From sponsoring tournaments to pioneering new technology and maintaining strict quality control, we’re working to advance the sport of pickleball and help every player reach their full potential. 



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