A Historic Moment For Pickleball: ESPN Covering the USAPA Nationals

Yes, you are reading that right.  At 4:00pm EST, on Thursday November 8th, 2018 you can say you were there to see it.

It is the day that pickleball went to the next level.  It is the day ESPN came to Indian Wells Tennis/Pickleball Garden and did four days of live coverage of the Margaritaville USA Pickleball National Championships.  There it is on the ESPN broadcast schedule.

And now the world will know about pickleball.

For four consecutive days, beginning on Thursday November 8th, ESPN will broadcast live from the Indian Wells Tennis Garden on ESPN3 from 4:00pm EST till 8:00pm EST.  Simply grab any computer and go to
http://www.espn.com/watch/ and there you go.

You will be watching history.  If you have the ESPN App, you can watch it there too.

It will be so much fun to hook my laptop up to a bit screen TV and watch all the action.

Then to top it off ,ESPN News will air a one-hour special highlighting this National tournament on Sunday November 25th at 3:00pm EST, and will rebroadcast it on Saturday December 22nd at 1:00pm EST.

Amazing, how many naysayers have said this day would never come.  Much like every TV program that has ever aired, it only takes money.   So a huge thanks to Margaritaville for the title sponsor support, and also to the USAPA and Indian Wells Tennis Garden and Desert Champions for making this historic event  happen.

Mindy Yoder Joins The Pickleball Rocks Team

Welcome Mindy Yoder
To The Pickleball Rocks Team!

We’ve been building this new position for months now and we are ecstatic to name Mindy Yoder as our new Pickleball Rocks National Events and Team Building Coordinator.

Along with her great skills on the pickleball courts, Mindy brings all the enthusiasm and organizational skills needed to develop and grow all our Pickleball Rocks programs that are designed to help the sport of pickleball grow.  These include the Pickleball Rocks Training Academy, the Pickleball Rocks Club and the upcoming Pickleball Rocks Kids Academy.

She will be responsible for creating events and experiences that enhance and further grow pickleball all across the globe.

Please help us welcome Fort Wayne’s Mindy Yoder to the Pickleball Rocks Team.

 

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Pickleball Rocks Team Launches Pickleball Rocks Club and Names LeEllen Lane National Club Director

It’s been in the works for almost 6 months and today it is finally ready to launch.

The Pickleball Rocks Club will quickly be the favorite club of players everywhere.  And with our newest team member, LeEllen Lane leading the club, it is sure to be a fun experience for all our club members.  Below is today’s press release with all the details.

Enjoy and see you in the clubhouse…

FORT WAYNE, Ind.Oct. 19, 2018PRLog — Today, the world renowned Pickleball Rocks Team launched the fun, new Pickleball Rocks Club, plus announced the addition of Nashville, Tennessee’s LeEllen Lane to the team.  LeEllen is one of the up and coming women’s players in the sport of pickleball.  People will also know her as the daughter of nationally ranked player and Pickleball Rocks Team member, Stephanie Lane.

When asked about the new club, LeEllen stated, ‘the new Pickleball Rocks Club is going to be a free, fun club for players of all ages and all abilities and I can’t wait to see where we can take it.  People will be able to sign up online, and immediately have access to training tips, fun contests, clothing and equipment discounts and more. It is going to be so much fun.”

Said Pickleball Rocks CEO Rodney “Rocket” Grubbs, “We couldn’t be more excited.  The new Pickleball Rocks Club is going to have a big social media component to it and when we spoke to LeEllen about leading it, her first comment was “this is the perfect job for me. I love connecting with people.”  As the National Director of the Pickleball Rocks Club, LeEllen will be responsible for welcoming people to the club, plus creating fun games and contests for our club members, while managing the growth of our large social media platforms. She was the perfect choice for us.”

The Pickleball Rocks Club will be free for new members and include many perks and benefits, including first access to training videos from top coaches, fun games and contests, plus a private Facebook Group where all matters of pickleball will be discussed and covered. Additionall, club members will receive great discounts for equipment and the world famous Pickleball Rocks apparel.

Starting today, players may sign up and join the club at PickleballRocks.com or PickleballRocksClub.com

About Pickleball Rocks

Pickleball Rocks™ is a registered trademark owned by the marketing
consulting company, Your Business IGNITED, and is the best selling
pickleball apparel brand in the world.  View all their fun,
pickleball-growing programs at www.PickleballRocks.com

Contact
Josh Grubbs
National Marketing Director

The Pickleball Rocks Club

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Pickleball Rocks To Offer Etched Pickleball Crystal Gifts

Excited describes it mildly.  We are over the moon ecstatic to introduce the Michael J. Schwartz line of high quality etched crystal gifts to Pickleball Nation.

When Michael Schwartz himself called and asked if we’d be interested in being the exclusive marketer for his new line of pickleball crystal giftware, our immediate answer was….“as long as people can also get it with the “Pickleball Rocks” logo on it.” 🙂

It didn’t take him long to reply with, “I’ll have your logo added to my line of pickleball logo selections right away and send you some samples.”

And with that, our newest product offering was born.

We are so happy to offer this great line of crystal glasses, serving plates, bowls and picture frames.
Whether you are buying it to give as a great award at your tournament or buying a can’t miss Christmas or birthday present for a friend, you can’t go wrong with a high quality etched Pickleball Crystal Gift.

You pick the pickleball logo (including Pickleball Rocks) you want for the front of your selected crystal piece.  Then if you want, you get a free second personalized etching on the other side of the piece. This could be your personal initials or a date or saying or phrase like “GOLD MEDAL WINNER” or simply “A WINNER”.  It is totally up to you what you put on it.

To see the full selection of Pickleball Crystal Gifts, CLICK HERE and enjoy.

Go ahead and make some pickleball player’s Christmas special this year.

This will be the one gift that nobody will want to return.

Have fun shopping!

Rocket and the Pickleball Rocks Team

Pickleball Rocks and TrackitHub Grow Pickleball Together

As we travel the country, we are seeing towns and communities exploding with pickleball like never before and there is no sign of slowing down any time soon.  And one of the biggest trends we’ve seen lately is the development of pickleball leagues.

When you ask communities about how many tournament players they have, the percentage is always very low.  But when you ask about how many people would enjoy playing in some type of organized league, the numbers shoot through the roof.

Leagues can come in many forms, (ladder leagues, flex leagues, round robins, shootouts, etc) but the bottom line is, they are fun and everyone can enjoy a level of competition that suits them.

Yes, whether it’s a relaxed recreational league or a super competitive league, we are happy to tell you that TrackitHub can help you handle and organize them all.

If you live in a community that hasn’t tried setting up a league, by all means, sign up for free at www.TrackitHub.com and let their cool software help you have the fun of your life with your pickleball friends.

Oh, and did we mention that TrackitHub is also the king of organizing and managing your pickleball club. Everything from scheduling club events to easily communicating with all your club members, TrackitHub does it all.

We’re certainly looking forward to promoting TrackitHub everywhere we go because we believe that leagues are just another great way to grow pickleball in your community.

Click Here and Try One Today!  You’ll love it, I promise.

Rocket

The Pickleball Olympics: Who Will Win?

Every four years, the whole world gets excited about the Summer Olympics.

Athletes from all over the world come together to compete for Gold, Silver and Bronze, but more importantly for the pride of their country.

Well, in the great sport of pickleball, we get to do that once a year.  In 2017 the International Federation of Pickleball brought together 12 countries to battle for the famed Bainbridge Cup.   In Madrid Spain, over 100 players from the United States and Canada joined together as Team North America to win 200 of the total 302 matches played against Team Europe.

The scene of the tournament was like one seen in every summer Olympics.  The teams from each country were all dressed in matching sweatsuits and shirts with the name of their country’s federation on their backs. It was an awesome experience indeed.

This year, the battle between North America and Europe will take place in Montesilvano. Italy on July 20th followed by the 2 day Italian Open Championships.  If you haven’t registered to play yet, there is still time at PickleballTournaments.com.

But if you cannot make it this year, we hope you will support the team by wearing the new Team North America shirts.  They are available in short sleeve, long sleeve and sleeveless for men and women.  But can only be ordered for the next 72 hours.  All orders received by midnight June 29th will be completed and at your door before we leave for Italy on July 14th.  Once you receive your Team North America shirt, please send us a picture of you and friends wearing it so we can post it on our Pickleball Rocks facebook scrapbook page.

So who will win this year’s Bainbridge Cup?  Team North America or Team Europe?   That’s why we play the matches….

Wish us luck,

Rocket

CLICK HERE TO ORDER YOUR TEAM NORTH AMERICA SHIRT