Simone Jardim is one of the most decorated pickleball professionals in the sport’s history. Originally from Santa Maria, Brazil, Jardim moved to the United States to pursue Division I college tennis, where she became a two-time All-American at Fresno State University. Following her college tennis career, Jardim embarked on a successful college tennis coaching career, serving as an assistant coach at Fresno State and William & Mary before becoming head coach at Michigan State University from 2009-2016. Jardim- began her professional pickleball career full-time in 2016 and quickly became one of the sport’s best women’s pros. Jardim is a two-time triple crown winner of the US Open Pickleball Championships, and has won the most career gold medals of anyone on the APP Tour. Jardim currently resides in Naples, Florida, and enjoys decorating and listening to music when she’s not on the pickleball court.