Are you are in charge, own or play at a tennis facility with 1 or 100 courts and someone has suggested that this webpage might be a good read?
If yes then stay with us, they are not lying!
But first, 4 very quick questions:
Why? Because Pickleball the sport sells itself – you just need an introduction
If you have not yet heard of the game of Pickleball or are unaware of the excitement and phenomenal growth in what is proving to be a universal sport for all ages, then let me introduce you to a progressive Tennis Stalwart, but first.
Why pickleball tennis for this article? - Simply because pickleball is the game but the game style of tennis is the influence that tennis players bring to the game. It is also the writers observation that tennis players past or current are becoming a fast growing segment of the game and their style of play is making a marked impact on how the game is played. Pickleball tennis is now played at a greater pace and intensity than pickleball of just a few years ago was played.
That being said, let me now introduce the Director of Tennis (and now pickleball) at the Andalusia Country Club at Coral Mountain, La Quinta USA - Blake Wilcox.
If I could talk to any director of tennis at another facility I would definitely have them give pickleball a try. It just opens up so many new avenues, so many new people and so many new functions you can put on your courts.
Click to briefly hear more from Blake about what else the introduction of Pickleball at the Tennis Club has done...
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Don't be fooled. Pickleball or (pickleball tennis) benefits everyone.
Who is everyone? Everyone includes kids, teenagers, young adults and grandparents.
Designed to be played for the whole family, its out-of-date reputation was that it was an older persons game and was a progression game by design - the sort of game that only older tennis players might be interested in. How wrong we now see that 'assumption' to be!
Enter Davis Cup Player, Marcin Rozpedski - Sports Director of The Lakes Country Club in Palm Desert, CA, USA.
"My whole life I have been playing tennis - I started playing at six years old - I played Davis Cup for my country - and now this whole new obsession is Pickleball!"
Click to hear more from Marcin about what the Pros' think...
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Bobby Riggs was a World #1 or co #1 in tennis for three years. He became famous later in life for playing the "Battle of the Sexes" match against Billie Jean King when he was 55 years old.
Click to hear how growth has TRIPPLED since the introduction of Pickleball at the Club!
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Would you like to introduce or at least "Try Out" Pickleball at your tennis facility? Then simply get in touch via the Intro-Info form below and get seen by a Pickleball Ambassador or friends of pickleball close to your club who will be happy to follow up with you.
Yes we would like to know more about introducing Pickleball at our tennis club/facility.
So how do tennis players adapt to pickleball coming from a tennis background you might ask?
Well for most, they start out playing 'Tennis Pickleball' which is pickleball played with a tennis influence. From experience we now know that there are some valuable lessons to be learned in adapting the two playing skills and styles that we can now see in modern pickleball. Read more here...
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