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You might remember we featured an article recently about a San Francisco couple who decided to have an environmental assessment conducted at the nearby Presidio Pickleball Courts due to the noise. They claimed the distinctive pock-pock sound of paddles on balls had put off prospective buyers of their property. Well, in an update featured in the San Francisco Standard, they seem to have finally managed to sell their house for the not-inconsiderable sum of $29 million! Shock Waves That means Presidio Wall pickleball enthusiasts should be finally able to bid farewell to Karl and Holly Peterson, the affluent duo who…

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Some years back, Dave Satka was in the midst of a pickleball lesson, just trading shots and banter with his student, when the latter made a suggestion: “You should write a book.” Winning Pickleball And so he did. Satka’s Winning Pickleball, published by Hatherleigh Press in New York, will hit bookshelves on April 30. On May 4, he’ll grace the Barnes & Noble in Logan Towne Center, Altoona, PA, with a signing and seminar, something he is eagerly anticipating. “It’s given me great satisfaction,” says Satka proudly. “For a first-time author to be picked up by a major publisher is…

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If its recent announcement is any indication, Picklr is looking to establish itself as the number one pickleball facility chain in the world. Dynamic Indoor Franchise As we have reported previously, The Picklr is one of North America’s most dynamic indoor pickleball franchises. It has announced it has sold 276 units to 36 unique direct franchising groups, which amounts to approximately 2,760 indoor courts! Moreover, these franchising groups will be developing these units themselves over the next few years. In addition, 38 new clubs will open across the United States in 23 states, with 52 additional leases in final negotiations…

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The US Open Pickleball Championships in Naples, Florida, showed its caring side yesterday when it interrupted the action to honor Simone Jardim with an award on midcourt. Jardim is a multi-US Open winner and a staple on the pickleball circuit. She received the award the award for her long-standing commitment to the tournament. “I want to thank my family, my husband, and my kids,” she said. This life on the road takes a toll on everything, but we conquer, we survive. We are moving forward. Our lives changed forever. We were both working in Michigan, and we got phone call…

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Taylor Swift has been quite busy lately, offering fans a glimpse into her daily routine through a recent YouTube short. The video showcased engaging moments with her three cats, quality time with her boyfriend, Kansas City tight end Travis Kelce, and her culinary adventures in perfecting a cinnamon roll recipe. Notably, she was also spotted enjoying a game of pickleball. Kansas City Chiefs Paddle In one scene of the video, Swift proudly displayed a Kansas City Chiefs-branded paddle, a nod to Kelce’s NFL affiliation, as she took to the court. Sporting a fitted white shirt and coordinating sneakers, her outfit…

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The towns of Twin Falls, Idaho, and Henrico, Virginia, are holding exciting pickleball tournaments over the next few months. Why not sign up and give them a try if you’re looking for somewhere to test your skills and have a little pickleball fun in the sun? Twin Falls The 6th Annual Twin Falls Father’s Day Pickleball Tournament, sponsored by the Pickleball Association of Twin Falls, will be held at Frontier Park, Twin Falls, from Thursday, June 13th, to Saturday, June 15th. The competition will feature brackets from 3.0 to 5.0. Early registration on April 30th is encouraged, as it guarantees…

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We’ve featured Megan Fudge on quite a few occasions. Last year, she was the most-medalled female player on the APP Tour, with 28 in just 13 tournaments, and has 21 pro golds. What you might not know about her is that she and her husband, Ryler DeHeart, now live on the road in an RV, traveling from venue to venue following the pickleball tour trail! Unprecedented Times Megan and Ryler, former tennis stars from the University of Illinois, found themselves drawn to pickleball during the pandemic, joining the ranks of many who sought new activities during those unprecedented times. Reflecting…

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USA Pickleball, the national governing body of pickleball in the U.S., and UTR Sports have announced an industry-defining agreement. Pickleball’s National Governing Body will adopt UTR’s tournament management software and the UTR Pickleball (UTR-P) Rating for its tournaments, leagues, and recreational activities, including the 2024 Biofreeze USA Pickleball National Championships. APP Will Also Use UTR-P The Association of Pickleball Players (APP) will also officially employ the UTR-P Rating for APP tournaments and events. It has named UTR Sports its technology, software, and rating/rankings partner. Register for free and learn more about the UTR-P Rating here. View this post on Instagram…

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As the eighth event of the year and one of 15 Opens in 2024, the Veolia LA Open, Presented by Deep Eddy Vodka, offers players a chance to earn valuable points, with 1,000 up for grabs for the winners. Returning to the prestigious Los Cab venue, where many pros train, the tournament promises top-tier competition and electrifying performances. Hectic Schedule The tournament’s hectic schedule adds to the excitement. This weekend marks the third leg of a thrilling four-week journey from North Carolina to Texas to California, with Utah awaiting next week. Amidst the whirlwind of travel and competition, new partnerships…

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Babolat, a pioneer in sports equipment innovation, proudly announces the launch of its latest line of edgeless pickleball paddles, set to revolutionize the game. Engineered through meticulous observation of the sport’s rapid evolution and crafted to meet players’ diverse needs, Babolat’s expert paddle range represents a leap forward in performance and design. Tailored to Player Types STRKR + (Striker Plus) is designed for the assertive player seeking dominance on the court. The STRKR + paddle boasts an extended handle, delivering unparalleled power and control. BALLR + (Baller Plus): Versatility meets precision with the BALLR + paddle, crafted for the all-round…

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