David Spearman, 57, first picked up a paddle 40 years ago when pickleball was part of a gym class in his hometown of Seattle. He didn’t pick up a paddle again however until a shoulder injury sidelined him from tennis 4 years ago. After shoulder surgery, I wanted to continue to compete and pickleball gave me that opportunity.
Now living in Atlanta, David is back to playing tennis competitively again but pickleball takes priority. I have been playing 4-5 tournaments a year but with the tours (PPA & APP) now available, I hope to play 10-12 events in 2021.
In addition to representing Eleven-O-South, David also works full time as the Land Manager for D.R. Horton Homes in Atlanta. David plays out of Windward Lake Club and North Georgia Pickleball Club.