Jane Ruberry

Nickname: -
Gender: Female
Age: 42


Weapon (Paddle): Joola Persues

Club: Brisbane Pickleball Club

Sponsor: -


Major Results:

2022 Queensland Pickleball Tour, Open Women’s – Gold
2022 Queensland Pickleball Tour, Open Mixed – Gold
2022 Australian Pickleball Championships, Open Women’s – Silver
2022 NSW Open Women’s - Gold


How did you get started playing Pickleball, what did you play before (if anything), and what inspired you to pursue it as a competitive sport?

Escaping Covid-19 lockdowns.

Aside from Pickleball, do you have any hidden talents or hobbies that might surprise your fans?


If you were to design your dream Pickleball court, what unique features would it have, and where would it be located?

Imagine an indoor Pickleball court with an outdoor surface. The retractable roof, complete with sound absorption, means we can make all the noise we want without disturbing the neighborhoods or hearing rebound noise, while the air conditioning keeps us cooler than a cucumber in a snowstorm. Let's not forget the luxurious ball collectors—I mean, who needs a pet when you've got minions fetching your balls? It's the palace of Pickleball perfection

Music and sports often go hand in hand. What's your go-to pump-up song or playlist before a big match?

"Drop" by Connor Price is the ultimate pump-up song before a match because it's like the musical equivalent of a double espresso shot. The heart-thumping beat and energetic rhythm instantly infuse you with a burst of adrenaline.

Let's switch gears a bit – if you were to star in a Pickleball-themed movie, what would the storyline be, and which actor or actress would you want as your co-star?

I'm a rogue pickleball player with a killer backhand, fighting to save the world's supply of pickles from a dastardly villain trying to turn them all into relish. My co-star Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, will help me smash and pickle the bad guys. It's a pickle-packed action-comedy that'll leave you in a briney fit of laughter!

If you had to describe Pickleball to someone who never knew the game using only 5 words, what would they be?

Fast brain, fast hands - punch