Born: South Florida
Movie: The Sandlot
Music: Old School Hip Hop
Becky Fajardo was born and raised in South Florida. She is the proud mother of two very energetic little boys, Mason (4 years old) and Jett (3 years old). Becky boasts that she is married to a very patient husband, Manny, that has supported her pickleball obsession over the past 5 years. As a former collegiate athlete and starting 3rd baseman for the University of South Carolina softball team (Go Gamecocks!), Becky has always had a passion for competition. When not playing pickleball, Becky works in outside sales as an account executive for a major corporation and enjoys being a leader at her workplace too.
At a young age, Becky’s father groomed her to follow his footsteps as a tennis player. He was a star at Wake Forest and a tennis pro in Miami for many years. It didn’t take long for her passion towards team sports to shine as she transitioned to softball. To this day, she is thankful for the time her father and her spent on the tennis court because it prepared her for her new passion…pickleball.
Becky started playing pickleball in 2017 when she was pregnant with her son, Mason. She was introduced to the game by her brother-in-law since he knew she would enjoy the level of competition and the social aspect of the game. Pickleball is now a family affair as Becky can often be found driving and dinking with her brother and mother at the courts in their community. Similar to her father, she hopes to be playing one day soon with her two boys as she continues to improve her own game.
Becky met members of Team Phantom inside a private local pickleball group chat that enjoys talking smack and meeting up a few times a week for some high-level play. Although an extremely talented player, it was her cool personality and quick wit that drew the team to her. Becky is an ambassador for the game and a competitor through and through. She loves the touch of the Goliath because the soft feel has improved her overall performance without sacrificing power. She also thinks her new paddle looks pretty cool too!