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Naomi Osaka’s EVOLVE Serves Up a Pickleball Division

Naomi Osaka’s EVOLVE Serves Up: EVOLVE, a tennis representation agency, is expanding into pickleball. The agency is owned by Naomi Osaka, a former top-ranked Women’s Tennis Association player, and her agent Stuart Duguid. They are starting a new division called Pro Pickleball Management (PPM) to focus on pickleball.

Pro Pickleball Management (PPM) will exclusively manage some of the top pickleball players. These players include Anna Bright, Federico Staksrud, Hurricane Tyra Black, James Ignatowich, and Rachel Rohrabacher.

PPM is just starting out, but EVOLVE has experience in pickleball. Osaka is one of the owners of MLP’s Miami Pickleball Club, and Jamie Duguid, who will run PPM, also manages the team. Staksrud and Black were part of Miami’s team in 2023 as well.

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Having gotten to know some players in the last year through my involvement with Miami Pickleball Club, I’m delighted to start working with athletes on behalf of PPM and EVOLVE. Just like our tennis agency model, we’ve opted to work with select elite players who have the potential to transcend the sport, and we look forward to helping them advance their careers on and off the court.” – (Duguid)

News in Brief : Naomi Osaka’s EVOLVE Serves Up

Naomi Osaka’s agency EVOLVE is expanding into pickleball with a new division, Pro Pickleball Management (PPM), managed by Jamie Duguid. PPM will represent top players like Anna Bright, Federico Staksrud, Hurricane Tyra Black, James Ignatowich, and Rachel Rohrabacher. Osaka’s experience with Miami Pickleball Club, owned by MLP, aids PPM’s launch. Staksrud and Black previously played for Miami’s team. With Osaka’s ownership and Duguid’s management, PPM aims to excel in the growing sport of pickleball.

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