Ranked #1 in Women's Singles and #3 in Women's Doubles, Catherine Parenteau, 27, is one of today’s most well known players in Professional Pickleball.
Previously ranked top 5 for tennis in Canada, Catherine now travels nationwide to compete in the biggest Professional Pickleball tournaments.
Catherine Parenteau grew up in Montreal Canada and was introduced to the game of tennis at the age of 4. Her love and passion for the game grew immensely over the years; she is a born-athlete. As her dedication to the sport pursued, her talent called for country-wide recognition. Catherine was later recruited by a top 25 Division 1 NCAA team, the University of Arkansas. One year later, she transferred to Michigan State University where she felt she would be better suited. She competed with the MSU Women’s Tennis Team for the following three years when she was introduced to Pickleball by her former tennis coach, Simone Jardim. A natural on the court, Catherine’s love for Pickleball sparked immediately. She started playing in October 2016 and only 6 months later was competing in the US Open, one of the biggest and most competitive Pickleball tournaments in the world. She won the 5.0 mixed bracket, and her career soared. Since then, Catherine is the 2021 Women’s Pro Doubles US Open Champion, the 2021 Tournament of Champions Women's Pro Doubles Champion, the PPA Championships Women's Pro Doubles Champion, and a 40x PPA medalist. She even made history when she participated in the first ever pickleball match to be broadcasted LIVE on CBS Sports.
Known as the cheery, “always look at the bright side” optimist, Parenteau transforms into a fierce athlete everyone wants to cheer for when she’s on court. Today, Catherine is constantly traveling around the country to play professional, and even travels internationally to teach clinics where players and fans have the opportunity to learn from her. Catherine serves as an IPTPA certified instructor and is working on building the Catherine Parenteau Pickleball Academy, where Pickleball players of all ages can learn to play and love the sport.
Catherine enjoys all outdoor activities, from going for a run outside to skiing on the slopes in Canada. She’s currently based in Naples, FL with her partner Athena Trouillot and their French bulldog, Zoey.
Catherine has started her brand, CP, and you can learn more by visiting her website: catherineparenteau.com.