Who the Heck is Helle?
Helle (it’s pronounced HELL-uh) Sparre was born in Copenhagen, Denmark in 1956. She began playing tennis at the age of six and by age 19 she was the Number One ranked player in her country. In 1978, Helle advanced to the round of 32 at Wimbledon and later on that year she won the U.S. Clay Court Women’s Doubles Championship. In 1997, Helle competed for the victorious U.S. Women’s 40’s team in the World Cup and won the 40’s World Doubles Championship.
“Helle tells her story better than anyone else can and I want to introduce you to the woman who’s going to help you improve your doubles tennis game by this afternoon. Unlike many tennis pros who enjoyed success on the tour, she’s been able to translate her skills to hundreds and hundreds of students who have improved their game and their appreciation of the sport of tennis.”
~ Jim Schock
Publisher of “Dynamite Doubles”
Helle Sparre was born in Copenhagen, Denmark in 1956. She began playing tennis at the age of six and by age 19 she was the Number One ranked player in her country.
In 1978, Helle advanced to the round of 32 at Wimbledon and later on that year she won the U.S. Clay Court Women’s Doubles Championship. In 1997, Helle competed for the victorious U.S. Women’s 40’s team in the World Cup and won the 40’s World Doubles Championship.
She is the author of the book Dynamite Doubles and the creator of the Dynamite Doubles System which helps all levels of tennis players understand how to play smarter and win in doubles immediately. She has adapted and teaches the Dynamite Doubles system for Pickleball as well. Sparre is also one of a growing number of former tennis professionals who have successfully converted to Pickleball. In fact, in an addition to playing professionally, she is recognized as one of the best Pickleball instructors in the nation today, while serving as an advocate for the growth of the game at all ages and all levels.
Pickleball Career Highlights
2016 (August) played in first ever pickleball tournament in Prescott AZ. Won Gold in women’s doubles
2016 National Champion 5.0 Singles age 60’s
2017 US Open Bronze Medal in Senior Pro Mixed Doubles
2017 IPTPA Certified Pickleball Teaching Pro
2017 SO CAL PPF (Professional Pickleball Federation) Silver medal, Women’s Doubles Senior Pro
2017 Golden State Championships Winner Women’s Doubles and Winner Mixed Doubles
2017 Bend Oregon Professional Pickleball Federation (PPF) Bronze Women’s Senior Pro 4th Mixed Senior Pro
2018 Grand Canyon Games: Gold Medal In Senior 5.0 and 50+; Mixed Doubles with Larry Moon, Bronze with Kim Jagd in Women’s 5.0 and 50+
2018 Duel in the Desert Gold Medal in both Women’s Doubles (Jasna) 5.0 50+ and Mixed Doubles 5.0 50+ with Larry Moon
2018 US Open: Gold mixed 60 Larry Moon Gold women’s 60 Mona Burnett, Bronze women’s doubles senior pro with Joanne Russell
2018 Centralia Washington World Indoor Championships Winner Mixed Senior Pro and Women’s Senior Pro. Silver Women’s Doubles Open
July 2018 Concord CA Silver Women’s Senior Open with Mona Burnett
Aug 2018 Bend OR Gold in 60+ 5.0 Mixed and Women’s Doubles (Larry and Mona)
2018 Gold Medal Winner at National Championships at Indian Wells: Women’s Doubles with Mona Burnett and Mixed Doubles with Larry Moon 60+
2018 Gold in Women’s Doubles 5.0 at Venture Out AZ with Carolyn Stevens
2019 Tommy Wong 50+ 5.0 Gold with Steve Cole and Bronze with Rachel Kroog
2019 Venture Out Gold with Carolyn Stevens Women’s Doubles 5.0
2019 Grand Canyon Games Gold with Larry Moon 60+ 5.0 and Mona Burnett
2019 Duel in the Desert Gold with Larry Moon 60+ 5.0
2019 US Open Gold with Mike Toolson in mixed 5.0 60+, Silver with Jasna Stefanovic in WD 55+
2019 Atlanta Senior Pro with Yvonne Ting and David Redding
2019 Gold 5.0 Kelowna CA with Mona Burnett and Barry Mah
2019 Silver at Nationals with Larry Moon, mixed 60+ 5.0