Hey there! Meet Jack Foster, a 22-year-old student at the University of Florida (Go Gators!) and a fiery Pickleball player who has been known to bring some heat to the court. Jack got into Pickleball during his junior year of high school, five years ago, and since then he’s been hooked. He also got his parents into the sport, which is pretty cool.
2021 was a breakthrough year for a rising star in the sport, who consistently placed within the top 4 at some of the premier pro singles events. Determined to rise up the rankings, the player has been putting in the work, both physically and mentally. In a recent interview with The Kitchen, he spoke about the importance of improving his mental game. He admits to having a tendency to get down on himself during matches, but has learned to turn that negativity into positivity. Instead of dwelling on mistakes, he focuses on the good things he’s doing and has a short-term memory. With an attacking style on the court, Jack knows that staying in his own head and playing his own game is key to success. He’s not taking his mission to improve his mental game lightly, and is determined to get there through more tournament experience and hard work.
In terms of his favorite players, Jack is a fan of Tyson’s ferociousness on the court and Jay’s style on the men’s side. On the women’s side, he admires Catherine and Irene’s game in singles and Georgia’s potential to be a force to be reckoned with. Jack is also impressed with Ben’s involvement in the sport and how he has positioned himself not only as a player but also as an owner and investor.
With a doubles DUPR rating of 5.98 and a singles rating of 6.58, Jack is a player to keep an eye on in the coming years. He has already made a name for himself in the sport, and with his young age and impressive skills, it’s clear that he has a bright future ahead of him in pickleball.