PROFESSIONAL PICKLEBALL PLAYER
In 2022, Parris and her team BLQK participated in all three MLP finals, winning two titles. She was named Major League Pickleball's Most Valuable Player (MVP) in the final event of the season in Columbus, Ohio. This season, Parris was drafted in the first round of Premier for the Atlanta Bouncers.
She won over 25 medals on the APP and PPA tours in 2023.
Giving back is something that's really important to Parris. As she's rising in the pickleball rankings, she wants to use her influence to support good causes that are close to her heart.
One day out of the blue, when Parris was five years old, she asked her parents for a tennis racket. Surprised at the request, her parents wondered where they could even purchase tennis equipment since they knew nothing of the sport. Not long after, the journey began, one training session after another, revealing a talent and passion for the game that triggered more hours on the court to develop her gift.
At age eight, her father took her to the renowned Bollettieri Tennis Academy in Florida, where a new
level of play was discovered that activated a desire from within to compete with the best in the world.