A Guinness World Record attempt to complete 48 pickleball matches across the “Lower 48” in fewer than 48 days, aptly named “The 48-48-48 Pickleball Challenge”, gets underway in Mobile, AL, on May 1 in Mobile, Alabama.
The challenge makes its 19th stop at the 307 Tennis Club, 455 Thelma Drive in Casper, WY, on May 13 at 11 a.m., where Dean “The Pickleball Pilot” Matt and Shannon Yeager will match up against Luke Gilliam and Tyler Daugherty from Visit Casper.
“We’re excited to be part of this world record–breaking event,” said Daugherty, C.E.O. of Visit Casper. “It’s a great chance for Casper to participate in a cool endeavor while also allowing us to learn more about the ever-growing sport of pickleball.”
Spectators are welcome to the free-to-attend event, and Daugherty added, “We’d love to have as many Casper locals as possible come to this game. It’s amazing to see pickleball grow and take off, especially in Casper.”
What is the 48-48-48 Pickleball Challenge?
Dean and Shannon Yeager are keen pickleball players and also accomplished pilots. They came up with this ambitious idea to combine their two passions and create a world record time for completing a game of pickleball in the 48 contiguous states.
When is the 48-48-48 Pickleball Challenge Starting
The 48-48-48 Pickleball Challenge kicks off on May 1 at Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport, FL, with the inaugural game taking place at the Mobile Tennis Center at 851 Gaillard Dr, Mobile 36608.
The 48-48-48 Challenge Pickleball Venues and Dates
Although the list of venues has not been confirmed, the tentative running order is as follows:
The 48-48-48 Challenge Flight Path
According to the schedule, The 48-48-48 Challenge will take 80½ flight hours and cover 8,122 nautical miles – about 9,350 “normal” miles. Quite a distance!
What Can I Do for the 48-48-48 Pickleball Challenge?
If you wish to lend your support to the 48-48-48 Pickleball Challenge, please turn up for the games and cheer them on. You can go to the official 48-48-48 Pickleball Challenge website to find the latest information on venues and routes, and it also features a live tracker.
We are excited to announce our support of the 48-48-48 Pickleball Challenge! With this exciting endeavor, we want to provide Dean and Shannon with purpose-built shoes to allow them to focus on their adventure and enjoy every moment on the #pickleballcourt pic.twitter.com/t35JS3MD79— Tyrol Pickleball (@tyrolpickleball) April 14, 2023
Pickleball in Casper, WY
The 307 Tennis Club is available for up to 40 hours of court play every week and welcomes players of all skill levels. They also feature a free seven-day trial membership and a mixer league every second Friday of the month for all-ages and all-levels.
The new Y.M.C.A Facility in Casper offers free beginners’ clinics and also features several pickleball leagues and open court times.
The Casper Rec Center will have drop-in pickleball leagues all week with times to play in the morning and afternoon from late August.
Some brand new pickleball courts will soon be available at Washington Park as Casper moves to cope with the increase in pickleball popularity. The park is looking to become an important part of Casper’s sporting and social circles with its swimming pool, tennis court, playground, picnic tables, and baseball diamonds.
Read about another of our articles reporting on pickleball’s explosion across the U.S. by clicking here.
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