Zane Navratil also named Zane “Gucci” by himself and commentators is an American professional pickleball player. The pioneer of the chainsaw serve Zane Navratil net worth is around $557,000. Although the figures are not exact but Zane earned from different sources which include pickleball clinics, tournament winnings, endorsement and sponsorships.
Zane Navratil Bio and Early Life
Name: – Zane Navratil
Father’s Name: – Denis
Mother’s Name: – Dimple
Native City: – Racine, Wisconsin, U.S.A
Presently Resides: –Austin, Texas, U.S.A
Nationality: – American
Born: – November 2, 1995
Turned Pro: – 2020
Plays: – Right-handed
Married: – Yes
Wife’s Name: – Allie
Education: – Master’s degree in accounting.
Net Worth: – Approximately $557,000
Paddle: – Franklin Ben John’s Signature Paddle Now has his own paddle ProXR Zane Navratil Signature 14 Paddle.
Sponsors: – Franklin Pickleball Sports
DUPR Rating: – 6.58
Born and raised in Racine, Wisconsin Zane Navratil started playing tennis at the age of 10 and found success playing division II tennis by winning 3 Wisconsin state championships for the same school (The Prairie School) he started going from a young age.
Navratil Graduated from the University of Wisconsin Whitewater with the Master Degree in Accounting. He then started a job at Deloitte & Touche LLP as CPA. Later he quit his job and play full time pickleball. His mother was skeptical about his career choice in the start.
Apart from his remarkable achievements in pickleball, Zane Navratil takes delight in his family life alongside his wife, Allie, and their daughter. His amiable and approachable demeanor has earned him the affection of fans and fellow players, establishing him as a cherished figure in the vibrant pickleball community.
Zane Navratil Pickleball Career
Zane father’s brought him to Cesar Chavez Community Center in the winter of 2013 -2014 but he started playing pickleball full time in 2017. In the start Zane thought pickleball is for old people but quickly convinced after beating by locals.
He quickly made his name by advancing through the professional pickleball ranking and the top player in the world place next to Ben Johns.
Zane achievements include:
- Ranked no 3 in singles by PPA
- Ranked no 9 for doubles and 2 for singles by Association of Pickleball Professionals
- Won over 80 medals by securing multiple championship titles in both singles and doubles.
- Major League Pickleball champion in 2020 and 2021
- Gold at Margaritaville USA National Championships (2020) and Las Vegas Open (2018)
- Gold at PPA Atlanta Open (2021)
- Silver at PPA Vegas Championships (2022)
Zane’s aggressive playing style is a thrill to watch. He’s known for his innovative serves, particularly the infamous “chainsaw serve” that generated much discussion before being banned in 2023 which is then adopted by so many professionals including Ben Johns. His relentless volleys and strategic dinking make him a formidable opponent.
Zane actively promotes the game through clinics, social media, and collaborations, you can check it on his website. He charges $75 per person per day. Zane teach 16 to 32 players a day.
Zane Navratil Pickleball Paddle
Zane partner with Frankilin Sports in 2021 and he uses Franklin Ben John’s Signature Paddle. He also promotes Franklin Sports on court.
But now Zane has his own paddle called ProXR Zane Navratil Signature 14 Paddle. You can see him using ProXr Zane on his youtube channel and on the court.
The paddle is really good looking having the blue edge guard, have a six-inch-long small grip pickleball paddle. The ProXR entered the pickleball for handle revolution. The handles comes in two shape. The ProXR Zane as a standard shape handle. The paddle is 16.5 inches long, weighs 8.2oz with 14mm thick.
Zane Navratil is more than just a talented athlete; he’s an ambassador for pickleball. His innovative spirit, electrifying gameplay, and dedication to the sport contribute to its exciting growth. Keep your eyes on Zane – he’s poised to leave an indelible mark on pickleball’s future.
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