From: Boca Raton, Florida
Indoor or Outdoor: Indoor
Favorite skill to drill: Third shot drop
Doubles DUPR: 5.48
MLP Championship for Challenger at San Clemente in 2023
Silver Medalist for APP Pro Singles Philadelphia Open 2023
Currently 11th in the World Rankings for APP 2023
After moving to Newport Beach, CA, Christa turned to pickleball in hopes of meeting people and building a community for herself. There was no intention of a new career path, but in March of 2023, Christa’s passion for the sport led her to take a chance on herself and pursue a professional touring career.
She was drafted by the Dallas Pickleball Club, a team for MLP (Major League Pickleball), in December of 2022. Her team defeated the Chicago Slice in the Challenger division of Season 1 at San Clemente. A strong advocate for animals and animal welfare, Christa is a passionate participant of an animal rescue in her home country of Bulgaria.
When not playing pickleball, she likes to paint and cook, watch Peaky Blinders and Selling Sunset. She hopes to make top 15 in all events in PPA and top 5 for APP in 2024. She would also like to start her own business someday and achieve long-term sustainability for the Bulgarian rescue.