Team PIKKL - Gabe Tardio


From: Jupiter, Florida - originally Bolivia

Indoor or Outdoor: Indoor

Favorite skill to drill: Erne

Doubles DUPR: 6.7


  • Played in his first PPA final and got an amazing 2nd place finish with Andrei Daescu in Men's Doubles at PPA Mesa in February 2024
  • Semifinals in MLP with the LA Mad Drops in Season 2 of MLP
  • Wins against Federico Staksrud #2
  • Wins against JW and Dylan #2 Doubles
  • 3x Crown in Venezuela


Originally from Bolivia, Gabe moved to Jupiter, Florida in September of 2019. He was playing tennis at the time, but when Covid came in March 0f 2020, all of the tennis academies closed.  He had been introduced to pickleball by his grandfather shortly after.  He started to play daily, and what was then just a hobby, became a true passion for the sport.

Gabe has played in Next Gen, singles, mixed and gender doubles in the PPA and for the ATX Pickleballers and LA Mad Drops teams in the MLP.  His goal for this year is to become the best right side player in the world!

In his free time, he likes to play video games, to go the gym and watch Netflix or YouTube.  He enjoys a nice steak and some açai for dessert.


Vantage Pro - 16mm

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