Meet the Pros Matt "Pickleball McNasty" Manasse

Matt

Matt Manasse was all tennis all the time for as long as he can remember. After a great junior tennis career in Florida, Matt played collegiately at USC and Purdue. After a short stint as a scout/marketing coordinator for Babolat, he coached collegiately for 6 years at Wisconsin, Oklahoma State, and Duke. During his time, his teams made an NCAA Final, an Elite 8, and back-to-back Final Fours. His teams also won 3 conference titles and he was able to coach 9 All-Americans. The ITA awarded Matt 2 regional assistant coach of the year honors as well. Following his collegiate coaching career, Matt took his talents to the pro tour working with Shelby Rogers before the pandemic shut things down. His focus changed to pickleball and the rest is history!

  • Wilson Sponsored Pickleball Athlete
  • Silver Medal 5.0 APP Delray Beach
  • Finished 2020 Top 35 Doubles Ranking by the PPA (only played 3 events)
  • Started playing Pickleball in April 2020

The Manasse Files

  • Hometown: Erie, PA
  • Residence: Pacific Palisades, CA
  • Work: Riviera Country Club
  • Height: 6 feet (he’s actually 5’11)
  • Weight: Eats at Cheesecake Factory too often

Favorite Pickleball Paddles and Gear

  • Red Wilson Super Tour Paddlepak Pickleball Bag
    Wilson

    $119.00

  • Wilson Juice Pickleball Paddle
    Wilson

    $119.95

  • Wilson Echo Pickleball Paddle
    Wilson

    $119.95

  • Black Wilson Super Tour Paddlepak Pickleball Bag
    Wilson

    $119.00