Irina Tereschenko’s pickleball career began with a challenge. In 2015, pickleball legend Chris Miller flew her out to the Tournament of Champions to compete. He knew Irina had played tennis at Texas Tech, and he was confident she’d win and pay him back for the flights. That’s exactly what she did. And she’s been hooked on the game ever since. She now dominates pickleball tournaments across the country, taking home gold as the 2016 USAPA Nationals women’s singles champion and with Lucy Kovalova as women’s pro doubles champions at the 2018 USAPA Nationals and 2019 US Open. Irina is a true all-around player—precise but forceful, intense but charming, no-nonsense but all play.
Play Like Irina
Game after game, Irina’s Bantam EX-L delivers the power and performance she needs to win at the highest level of play. The advanced Bantam PolyCore provides responsive returns to make the most of every hit and keep her at the top of the sport.Learn more