Meet Jack Munro
Jack Munro is one of the two youngest players who competed at the US Open Pickleball Championship. Many of the top players in Pickleball know Jack Munro, aka. “Jr. Mint” and are always great with him! Enjoy some of his story!
Can you list for us your major wins so we can correctly introduce you to our readers?
2016 US Open Pickleball Competition Mixed Doubles with his Mom Nichole Munro – participant
2016 Tustin Winter Classic with Brett Butcher Men’s Doubles 4.5 – Gold
2015 USAPA Nationals VII Junior Men’s Singles 11-14 – Gold
2015 Summer Grand Prix at Bobby Riggs – 4.5 Men’s Doubles with his Dad Jason – Gold
2015 California State Games – 4.0 Mixed with Sue Smith – Silver
2015 California State Games – Men’s Singles – Silver
2015 So Cal Summer Classic – Mixed 4.0 with his mom, Nichole Munro – Bronze
2015 So Cal Summer Classic – Men’s 4.0 Doubles with Ryan Kaltman – Gold
What paddle do you play with and why?
I play with the Engage Encore because I can put more spin on it and I have more control over the ball with it!
What’s your pickleball story? How were you introduced to pickleball?
My dad plays tennis and pickleball. I played baseball until I hurt my shoulder in 2014 and couldn’t play the game anymore. I couldn’t play tennis so I started playing pickleball with my dad, and the rest is history.
What’s your preference – playing indoor or outdoor?
I prefer playing outdoors because indoors has bad lighting. I like playing the wind.