Laura Gainor

A Pickleball Tournament with a Higher Cause

By: Bill Kuerz There are many reasons an organization decides to have a tournament.  They may need new courts, lights, nets….whatever.  And then, the organization might take up a higher cause. In Klamath Falls, Oregon members of a local club called the Klamath Basin Pickleball Association, formed the Paddling for Childhood Cancer (PFCC) committee.  The…

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Pickleball and Service: Growing Together

Have you heard of this silly sport and happy marriage of Pickleball and Service? From an Army Airborne Paratrooper to pickleball Ambassador; Dan Beeman has never stopped serving. At 50, Beeman was involved in a major car accident and subsequently had a double fusion of his vertebrae in his back.  While this traumatic event impacted…

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Vanity Fair: How Pickleball Won Over Everyone From Leonardo DiCaprio to Your Grandparents

Pickleball for ALL! Craig Coyne (actor, screenwriter, director and husband of Barbara Bush), shares his Hollywood Pickleball experiences in his recent article for Vanity Fair Magazine, “How Pickleball Won Over Everyone From Leonardo DiCaprio to Your Grandparents.” Noting that celebrities are eliminating vacation spots that don’t offer pickleball, and that having your own home court…

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Wedding Vows Exchanged on the Pickleball Court

They say it’s not best to play pickleball with your spouse to keep your relationship healthy, but nobody ever said you shouldn’t get married on the pickleball court! On Saturday, October 9th, Jon and Heather Beasley hosted their wedding ceremony on their local YMCA courts in Easton, Maryland. During the non-peak playing hours, of course,…

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OS1st: How to Prevent Common Pickleball Injuries

How to prevent common Pickleball injuries  We’ve all been there – you’re playing a great match then you feel that twinge, creak, pop, and sudden onset of pain. Injury will stop you mid-match and affect your over-all health if not treated and healed properly, which is why OS1st makes products designed to help with pickleball…

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Ben and Collin Johns play Pickleball on Live with Kelly and Ryan

On Friday, October 8th Pickleball Pros, Ben and Collin Johns, took to the streets of New York City and joined Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest to officially teach them how to play pickleball. They are hooked and look to be tournament ready! Watch the LIVE with Kelly and Ryan segment:

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Guinness World Records® Title of Longest Pickleball Rally Attempt to Happen October 10th

The Identical Twin Rossetti Brothers attempt the feat to raise awareness and funds for charity Media Contacts: Angelo A. Rossetti 203-996-4417, pickleball@rallyforcharity.org Ettore Rossetti 203-919-2215, pickleball@rallyforcharity.org WATCH THE EVENT LIVESTREAM ON FACEBOOK ROCKY HILL, CONN. – Pickleball is the world’s fastest growing sport, in addition to being the USA’s (and Connecticut’s) fastest growing sport as well. Although some…

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2021 Tournament of Champions Highlights

By Kyle Klein The 2021 Tournament of Champions took place August 18-22 in Brigham City, Utah, and was filled with victories from big names as well as breakthrough wins for some rising stars. Ben Johns and his partners Simone Jardim and Collin Johns took home titles in Mixed and Men’s Doubles. While Jessie Irvine and…

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USA Pickleball Member Spotlight: Bob Gearheart of Missoula, Montana

When asked how USA Pickleball members have made an impact in the local community, Carol Buerman nominated Bob Gearheart from Missoula, Montana. This is what she had to say about how he showcases his pride for strengthening the sport: Bob Gearheart has made a huge difference in our ability to continue participating and playing pickleball…

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Retired Commander of the U.S. Navy Teaches Pickleball to Boost Veterans’ Self Esteem

Steven Harper, the Executive Director of Military Adaptive Court Sports (MACS), is also a retired Lt. Cmdr of the US NAVY who began learning to play racquetball while on active duty, ironically assigned to a nuclear-powered ballistic submarine in Kings Bay, GA back in 2004.  He truly found his calling later when he was stationed…

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