Player Profiles 2019

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 Noah Waddell

Team:

East

 

Origin:

Fort Myers, FL

 

GPR (Global Pickleball Ranking):

#14

 

Pickleball Global Profile:

https://pickleball.global/connect/players/noah-waddell/

 

Short Bio:

Like father like son, Noah followed his dad to the gym to learn the new sport of Pickleball. At nine years old he learned quickly that in order to keep up with dad he had to develop a big and menacing game. Being left-handed Noah is able to hit the ball with different angles and spins causing chaos to his opponents. Noah has a big power game seasoned with a combination of speed and finesse. In his first year playing outdoors professionally, he teamed up with his father to win two prize money tournaments and the US OPEN bronze medal. He also won a bronze medal in the US OPEN Singles, a Gold Medal in the Junior Boys doubles, and a silver in the US OPEN mixed doubles. In addition to Pickleball, Noah is a world class classical pianist. NBC and Wink News featured a story showcasing his talents as a child prodigy who gives back to the local community. He has also appeared on the PBS TV Show, “Curious Kids”, the Christian Television Network, and on NPR’s nationally syndicated radio show From the Top with Host Christopher O’Riley. After winning a concerto competition at 12 years old, Noah made his orchestral debut performing three concerts as a soloist with the Tampa Bay Symphony. Since then, Noah has performed with the Port Charlotte Concert Band, the Coral Gables Chamber Symphony, the Gulf Coast Symphony, and twice was the featured soloist under the baton of Nir Kabaretti with the Southwest Florida Symphony. He is the first pianist in this region to play the Clara Schumann Piano Concerto in A minor. In 2014, Noah won his first international piano competition that was held in Fort Collins, Colorado. Noah loves fishing and also his two Havanese dogs, Bach and Mozart.

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