Chris Haworth hits a pickleball backhand.
Chris Haworth competing at the 2023 Biofreeze USA Pickleball National Championships. PPA Tour

BPKL signs first pickleball pro in Chris Haworth

DALLAS, TX - Babolat is a well-known name in racket sports, but for a while the company hadn’t made a ton of noise in the picklesphere.

That changed Thursday morning when the company’s pickleball brand, BPKL, revealed its first pro player signee: Chris Haworth.


Haworth is a 6-time medalist on the APP Tour and made waves at the 2023 national championships when he beat Ben Johns and captured a bronze medal.

“I know [Babolat’s] adventure into professional pickleball will be successful, and I can’t wait to go along for the ride,” Haworth wrote on social media.