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09/22/2023

Pickleball Player Profile: Callie Jo Smith

Callie Jo Smith Pickleball

Hometown: Orem, UT

Paddle Sponsor: ONIX Pickleball

Paddle: ONIX Evoke Premier Pro Raw Pickleball Paddle

Instagram Handle: @calliejosmith_pickleball

Fun Fact: Callie’s nickname is “Rapunzel” because of her long, braided hair. 

When it comes to fierce competitors, you’re witnessing the pinnacle when you watch Callie Jo Smith play. This 11-time PPA Tour Champion plays hard and trains hard, residing and sharpening her pickleball skills in Orem, UT, at an elevation of over 4,700 feet. A former D1 tennis player at the University of Utah, Smith earned her pro card in 2019 and shot to the top of the rankings. Callie not only captures gold medals on the PPA Tour, she’s also a premier-level player on the Major League Pickleball DPC (Dallas Pickleball Club) Team. Whether competing in a team atmosphere or solo on tour, Callie is an easy player to root for due to her passion for competing and elite-level play. 

Callie Jo Smith's Paddle of Choice 

With many universal designs and high-quality, durable materials, Callie has several options within the ONIX line to choose from. The Evoke Premier Pro Raw Paddle is a middleweight paddle that sports a sleek design and packs a punch. Weighing around 8oz on average, you can expect high feel, control, and stability levels. With a one-piece poly core, 16mm thickness, 8” width for a massive sweet spot, and an elongated shape for added power, this is a great paddle option for many players, including Callie. 

  • Paddle Weight: 7.75 - 8.25 oz
  • Paddle Face Material: Raw Carbon Fiber
  • Paddle Core Material: One-Piece Honeycomb Polymer
  • Paddle Shape: Standard
  • Core Thickness: 16 mm
  • Paddle Length: 16''
  • Paddle Width: 8''
  • Grip Size: Thin - 4 1/8"
  • Handle Length: Long - 5.35"

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About ONIX

The leading manufacturer of performance pickleball paddles, balls, and accessories, ONIX equips players with technologically advanced equipment that is proven to make the sport faster, more precise, and more strategic. Since its founding in 2005, ONIX Pickleball has dedicated its mission to growing and supporting the sport at a professional level. Trust your game to ONIX.

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