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Yana Grechkina is on the Chicken N Pickle Pro Team

March 2, 2023

Yana Grechkina is on the Chicken N Pickle Pro Team

Yana Grechkina is on the Chicken N Pickel Pro Team

Introducing Yana, a multi-talented athlete and passionate pickleball player. With a background in tennis, Yana was a standout player at the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC), where she was named Freshman of the Year and helped lead her team to back-to-back Conference Championships.

Though she has been playing tennis since the age of 5, Yana's love for pickleball didn't develop until 2020. Since then, she has immersed herself in the sport, honing her skills and competing at the highest levels.

But Yana's interests extend far beyond the court. She is an avid reader, traveler, painter, hiker, disc golfer, and rock climber, always seeking out new adventures and challenges. In her professional life, Yana serves as an accountant for the PPA tour, bringing her strong analytical skills and attention to detail to the world of professional pickleball.

Despite her many accomplishments, Yana's ultimate dream is to retire in Switzerland and play pickleball with none other than tennis legend Roger Federer.

Fun Fact: Yana is married to Ben Newell, making them a power couple on and off the court!