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While Ernesto Fajardo is still in university, he is the second ranked men’s Pickleball player in Canada.  During the podcast he talks about the state of Pickleball in Canada plus his academic and Pickleball goals.

In this episode we discuss:

  • How a rainy day led Ernesto to the sport of Pickleball
  • Why he finally switched from playing tennis to Pickleball full time
  • The state of Pickleball in Canada in 2021 compared to 2016 when he first started playing tournaments
  • The challenge of finding high-level competition in Canada
  • How the COVID-19 pandemic impacted Ernesto’s tournament play
  • What he is studying in university, his future academic goals, and plans for Pickleball in the future
  • Explosiveness in Pickleball and why it’s not what you think

Mentioned in the Show

Canadian Nationals

Club CDL in Montreal

Gamma Pickleball Camps

Gamma Legend

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