Nationals $75,000 Prize Money Breakdown

2018 Nationals is in the books. Wow! And this year’s Nationals was a step-up for our sport in so many ways. One being that a title sponsor, Margaritaville, stepped in and provided the largest prize pool in pickleball history - $75,000. The sponsor was named a few months prior to the November event and I [...]

December 3rd, 2018|

Pickleball in Huntsman World Senior Games

  Little Valley Pickleball Complex, St. George, UT. 2003 was the first year that pickleball joined in at Huntsman World Senior Games (HWSG) in St. George, UT. The Games are held for two weeks yearly in St. George and this year, 2018, the event welcomed 11,033 total athletes, a number that rivals the [...]

October 24th, 2018|

Pickleball Tour in Thailand

I'm excited to announce that in February 2019 I'll be in Thailand for a pickleball tour and tournament. I will be teaming up with Daniel Moore for another awesome sightseeing and pickleball tour. Experience one of the most spectacular places on the planet while improving your pickleball game. Is Thailand on your bucket list? I [...]

September 14th, 2018|

Make Your Tournament Day Progress Faster

Another tournament, another long day… Whether you are new to pickleball or a seasoned player you need to realize that tournaments often take all day--and sometimes night! Yes, all day meaning you have an 8am start and your finals could end at 9pm. No joke! This is pickleball. You never know exactly what time your [...]

August 13th, 2018|

Pickleball Pro-Am, a Great Combination for Charity

Pickleball Pro-Am, a great combination for charity!  The Pro-Am concept teams a professional player with an amateur to compete and create income for wonderful charities that are being supported by the event/tournament. This is a great fund-raiser idea for pickleball. Well, I was fortunate enough to be able to take part in a special Pro-Am [...]

June 29th, 2018|

2018 US Open Pickleball Championships RECAP

The third US Open Pickleball Championships held in Naples, Florida is now in the record books! Each year this tournament has shattered the record for the most participants in any single tournament. This year’s record was 2,047 players, ages from 10 years old to 91 years young. Players from 47 states and 17 countries sweated [...]

May 24th, 2018|