Simone Jardim is a Brazilian American professional pickleball player and the number 1 women player in the world from 2016 – 2020. She is considered one of the greatest pickleball players of all time, and has won numerous titles and awards throughout her career which bring Simone Jardim net worth of $25.6 million. Although the figures are not exact as it is not publically available.
But we can estimate her net worth based on her career earnings, sponsorships, and other income sources.
Jardim has won over 30 PPA titles, including four consecutive US Open women’s singles championships (2016-2019) and two triple crown wins (2017 and 2018). Prize money for professional pickleball tournaments can range from a few thousand dollars to tens of thousands of dollars, so Jardim has likely earned a significant amount of money from her playing career.
In 2022, Major League Pickleball (MLP) offered the highest prize money in professional pickleball, with $100,000 going to the winning team in each event. Jardim is a member of the MLP team The 5s, so she has the potential to earn a significant amount of money from the league.
Simone Jardim is sponsored by several pickleball brands, including Selkirk Sport, HEAD, and HyprSense. These sponsorships likely provide her with a steady income stream.
Other Income Sources:
Jardim also gives private pickleball lessons and clinics, which can be a lucrative source of income for top players.
She may also earn income from appearances, endorsements, and other business ventures.
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Simone Jardim Bio and Early Life
Born and raised in Santa Maria, Brazil, Simone’s athletic journey began with tennis. At 18, she crossed the Atlantic to pursue her tennis dreams in the United States, enrolling at Auburn University.
After two years, she transferred to Fresno State University, where she blossomed as a player, becoming a two-time All-American in women’s doubles tennis. In 2003, Simone graduated with a degree in Mass Communication and Journalism, but her athletic spirit craved new challenges.
Simone Jardim Tennis Career
Simone Jardim was really good at coaching tennis in college. At Fresno State University, the team she coached won a lot of games and even got three championships. They were ranked 20th in the whole country. After that, she worked at the College of William & Mary and then became the head coach at Michigan State University in 2009.
While she was in charge, the team did really well in 2014 and 2015, winning many games. But in 2016, Simone decided to stop being the head coach to move to Florida with her family. Even though she left coaching, people still remember how good she was and how she inspired others in tennis.
Before becoming a big name in pickleball, Simone was an awesome tennis player in college. She looked up to Steffi Graf and Roger Federer as her tennis role models. Her love for tennis and hard work made her the head coach at Michigan State University from 2009 to 2016.
Simone Jardim Pickleball Career
Simone Jardim turned pro in pickleball in 2015 and went full-time in 2016.
In 2016, she won her first US Open pickleball championship in women’s singles. The next year, she did even better, winning the US Open titles in singles, doubles, and mixed doubles. She repeated this triple crown in 2018, winning singles against Lucy Kovalova, and doubles and mixed doubles with Corrine Carr and Kyle Yates.
In 2019, at the US Open, Jardim won the singles title against Irene Tereschenko and mixed doubles with Kyle Yates. However, she lost the women’s doubles final with Corrine Carr against Lucy Kovalova and Irene Tereschenko.
In 2021, Jardim played less in women’s singles but was a runner-up in women’s doubles at the US Open with Lucy Kovalova. She won the mixed doubles title with Ben Johns. In 2021, she had the most PPA titles among women players with 32. She was also ranked No. 1 in the world in women’s doubles (with Lucy Kovalova) and mixed doubles with Ben Johns by the Pro Pickleball Association. Her DUPR rating is 5.81.
Simone announced her retirement after the 2022 games.
Here is what a fellow professional pickleball players Tyson Mcguffin said on his podcast about Simone Jardim.
“He also said that “the goat is going to be gone in 2023. I can’t tell you how much respect I have for Simone Jardim when I when I first got in the sport I would uh there’s a couple times where I’d fly down in Naples she’d find me a place to stay I’d usually stay with this little host family Cheryl and Tim and I and this was when she was working at the US Open academy and I’d stay for a week and teach us Simone anyhow learned a ton on the core working with Simone and I think you know out of all the teaching pros that I’ve taught with she’s definitely up there not only is she very knowledgeable but she’s great with people. she’s super personable she doesn’t take herself too serious and yeah just a cool lady so I wish her all the best I would assume that she’s gonna stay in pickleball and help grow the sport”
She wanted to spent time with her family (husband Chad Edwards two kids). Also she gives time to her pickleball academy which she co-founded and directs (Peak Performance Pickleball Academy) in Bonita Springs, Florida.
Simone Jardim Pickleball Paddle
Simone Jardim Played with Prince Response Pro.
Later she partenerd with Joola and got her own signature paddle the JOOLA Simone Jardim Hyperion CFS 16 Pickleball Paddle.