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.
As a professional, Sparre competed in all four major grand slams - The Australian Open, the French Open, Wimbledon and the US Open. Once ranked as high as 49th in the world on the professional women’s tour, she captured the 1978 U.S. Clay Court Women’s Doubles Championship with partner Helena Anliot. In 1997, Sparre competed for the victorious U.S. Women’s 40’s team in the World Cup and won the 40’s World Doubles Championship.
Helle 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. She 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.
2019 US Open Pickleball Championships
Gold: Mixed Doubles Age 60+ with Mike Toolson
Silver: Women's Doubles Age 55+ with Jas (Yas) Stefanovic
2018 USA Pickleball Nationals
Gold: Women's Doubles 60+
2017 USAPA National Championships
Silver: Mixed Age Doubles 55+ with Michael Gates
2016 USAPA National Championships
Gold: 60+ Women’s Singles