Player Profiles 2019
Photo © Carl Schmits 2019
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Rick was a 2x Indiana High School state tennis champion and a 2x Tennis All American at the University of Alabama. He was professionally ranked in singles and doubles. He has been a Tennis Director in Indianapolis for 25 years. He currently runs Team Witsken Tennis and Pickleball and has coached Pickleball for 5 years. He has 15 gold medals at the Pro level in singles, doubles, and mixed, including gold medals with Dave Weinbach and Simone Jardim. He is a 2x Gold medalist at the US Open in age. Rick is sponsored by Engage. He has his own paddle called the RipSken. This paddle illustrates his patriotism. The bald eagle on his paddle is symbolic of his deceased brother, Todd Witsken. Todd was a former world ranked #1 doubles player on the ATP Doubles tour. On their last trip together, a bald eagle followed them everywhere.