The TODAY team hits the pickleball court to give America’s new favorite sport a shot

today-show-crew

The TODAY anchors got outside of the studio and headed to the pickleball courts in New York, at Court 16, to compete in a friendly competition in what they called “TODAY Pickleball,” with an exclusive logo and team shirts.

Savannah Guthrie, Hoda Kotb, Al Roker, Carson Daly, Sheinelle Jones and Jenna Bush Hager each expressed what they love most about the sport, with Savannah stating, “I like a sport where you could do it barefoot while holding a rosé.” Savannah also stating that it was Jenna that introduced her to pickleball and now they’re both hooked.

They were all laughs and having the time of their lives while we all watched, feeling their joy for pickleball coming right off the screen. A feeling that all of us feel each time we get to play.

As Savannah and Carson won the championship against Hoda and Jenna, you can see Carson and Savannah ecstatic with their win, while embraced with a USA Pickleball paddle. Plus, the feature included a spotlight on Pickleball Magazine and publisher, Wayne Dollard’s, LevelUp pickleball camp.

Thank you to the whole TODAY team for perfectly showcasing why we all love Pickleball!

Watch the full TODAY segment below and for more TODAY content, visit TODAY.com.

 

Photos by Nathan Congleton / TODAY 

Become a Member

Join our fast-growing community

Learning to Play

The basics to get you hooked

Official Rules

Learn the rules and test your knowledge

Strategies

Get the upper hand at any level

 

USA Pickleball Announces Consumer Cellular as the Official Wireless Network Provider Partner

SURPRISE, AZ. – January 14, 2022 – USA Pickleball, national governing body for the sport…

Read More...
 

Top 5 Things You Need to Know Before Attending the USA Pickleball National Championships

It’s time to welcome everyone to the beautiful Indian Wells Tennis Garden as we celebrate…

Read More...
 

Allure Shares Why Beauty Biz Owners Love Pickleball

Why is Everyone Playing Pickleball?  Allure’s Senior Beauty Editor, Dianna Mazzone, reached out to USA Pickleball…

Read More...
 

Margaritaville USA Pickleball National Championships – Domestic Broadcast Schedule Announced

MARGARITAVILLE USA PICKLEBALL NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS LIVE @ NATIONALS RETURNS WITH EXTENSIVE BROADCAST SCHEDULE FOR 2021…

Read More...