Pickleball Rocks and Midwest Sports.com Join To Launch Mega Store Pickleball Paradise

Months in the making, today our Pickleball Rocks team and Midwest Sports.com launched one of the most exciting partnerships in the history of pickleball. The picture on the right shows Rodney “Rocket” Grubbs with Greg Wolf, president of tennis giant MidwestSports.com as we celebrate the launch of PickleballParadise.com.  As many pickleball players already know, MidwestSports.com has long been one of the favorite shopping places for a super selection of court shoes.  Perfect for us pickleball players, they handle all the great brands and models.

But now, get excited, because you will have not only one great place to find your pickleball shoes, but virtually anything you need to play the sport of pickleball.  Shoe and paddles and apparel and more!

Midwest Sports and Pickleball Rocks have combined our passions to bring this tremendous, new online experience to pickleball.

Greg Wolf explained, “We feel the same energy and passion around the sport of pickleball that we felt from tennis in its heyday. There is a sense of community from players who wake up each morning wanting to spread the word. It’s exciting, it’s contagious.”

From our Pickleball Rocks standpoint, it was an easy decision.  Prior to taking up pickleball and founding the Pickleball Rocks clothing company, we were a tennis family who bought all of our racquets and shoes from Midwest Sports. We have known of the Wolf family for many years so we knew Midwest Sports was a great, family-owned company.

That background was very important to us. It is not often that we link our brand with anyone else.  But when Greg Wolf called and suggested a partnership with us, we already knew they valued a lot of the same things as our family. We believed it would be a great fit immediately.

We don’t take it lightly that Pickleball Rocks has become the largest pickleball apparel brand in the country.  We owe it all to the tremendous people who buy the products, and encourage and support our mission to help the great sport of pickleball grow.  We couldn’t do it without you, so we feel it is very important for you to know that Pickleball Paradise won’t just be any sales website.  It’s mission is the same as our mission.  To grow pickleball to heights we never thought possible, but to do it with every player at every level’s best interest at heart.  That has always been our commitment to you.

We hope you’ll love PickleballParadise.com as much as we have loved putting it together for you.

Today we launched, but the website today is just the tip of the iceburg. 
New products (THINK LOTS OF SHOES, TOP OF THE LINE PADDLES AND PICKLEBALL ROCKS APPAREL AND MORE), new training videos and new fun will be added regularly. 
Many great announcements will be coming out in the weeks and months ahead so stay tuned, because as you have always known…..Pickleball Rocks!

WELCOME TO PARADISE:  Pickleball Paradise

Rocket, Josh, Abby, Zack, Stephanie, LeEllen, Mindy, Cam and Jason
The Pickleball Rocks Team

Pickleball Rocks Academy Now Offers Family Pickleball Training plus Adds Jason Neuenschwander and Cam Thompson To The Team

It is with great excitement that we are announcing our latest Pickleball Rocks Training Academy expansion.

Today our Pickleball Rocks Team welcomes Jason Neuenschwander and Cam Thompson to the team as our academy’s latest IPTPA Certified coaches.

The recent addition of Team Building and Events coordinator, Mindy Yoder along with new IPTPA certified pickleball coaches Jason Neuenschwander and Cam Thompson, now gives the Pickleball Rocks Training and Fun Academy the capability to help grow a segment of the pickleball population that has been greatly overlooked, the families.

We are excited to expand our current academy training offerings to include great training for the young people who we know will love pickleball, but more importantly, to teach them pickleball right alongside their parents and grandparents.  We have a very strong desire to do things that will not only grow the sport of pickleball, but to help build the family unit stronger as well. 

Jason and Cam bring a history and a love of helping kids learn pickleball to our team and we are thrilled to have them join us in this new Pickleball Rocks Team offering.   Pickleball is the perfect tool to use to help bring families together and we have a great team of coaches to make it happen.

We are adding camps and clinics for kids as well as camps and clinics for entire families, where children and their moms, dads and grandparents can all learn to play our great sport together.

Our very first pickleball camp for kids, kicks off next week and it filled up in a matter of hours.  This will be the first of many opportunities for children to learn this fun sport.

The new family training division of the academy will focus on providing basic pickleball skills training and strategy development, while at the same time allowing the whole family to learn and have fun playing together. 

The new Pickleball Rocks Academy family division will initially focus on teaching families in the Fort Wayne and Indianapolis areas, but will certainly expand quickly throughout the region.

To see all the current pickleball training offerings, visit www.PickleballRocksTrainingAcademy.com

Pickleball Rocks Apparel Coming To Canada

Pickleball Rocks Team and In A Pickle, Ltd Announce The Launch of Pickleball Rocks Canada

Today the world famous Pickleball Rocks Team teamed up with the owners of In A Pickle Ltd, Sean McCartan and Leslie Srogen to create Pickleball Rocks Canada.

The creation of Pickleball Rocks Canada will give Canadian pickleball players and clubs across Canada, easy access to the world famous Pickleball Rocks branded apparel and club shirts.

 

Said Pickleball Rocks CEO Rocket Grubbs, “The demand from our many Canadian pickleball friends has kept increasing to the point where it just made good sense to find a way to create and deliver the Pickleball Rocks branded apparel from within Canada.

We’ve spent the last two years looking for the right fit to create and represent our Pickleball Rocks brand there, and we couldn’t be happier to have formed this agreement with Sean and Leslie from In A Pickle Ltd.  They are already well known and respected as two people who are helping the sport of pickleball grow in Canada, so they are a perfect choice.”

Additionally, In A Pickle Ltd’s Sean McCartan said, “We recognize that we have a huge opportunity here in Canada.  The sport of pickleball is taking off like crazy and we’ll be able to showcase the world’s most recognized pickleball apparel brand all across the country.  Players are going to love the new Pickleball Rocks Canada clothes.”

Leslie Srogen added, “There are a lot of Pickleball Rocks fans already in Canada and now they will have new Pickleball Rocks clothing choices as well as easy access to some of Pickleball Rocks best selling USA items. Plus we’re looking forward to being able to provide pickleball clubs all across the country with matching customized club shirts.   We couldn’t be more excited.”

Exact terms of the agreement were not disclosed, but key ingredients of the new agreement included that In A Pickle Ltd will own and operate Pickleball Rocks Canada and distribute Pickleball Rocks apparel through various Canadian sales channels including tournaments, clinics and websites, while Pickleball Rocks USA will provide business and marketing support as well as existing intellectual property assets.

Pickleball Rocks Canada Facebook page 

ABOUT In A Pickle Ltd and Pickleball Rocks

 In A Pickle Ltd is a privately owned company specializing in providing pickleball training, clothing and equipment all across Canada.  Learn more at their Pickleball Rocks Canada Facebook page.

 Pickleball Rocks™ is a registered trademark and the best selling pickleball apparel brand in the world.  PickleballRocks.com is a world famous blog website providing fun tips, tools, news and discounts for the sport of pickleball.  Learn more at www.PickleballRocks.com

Pickleball Rocks National Day Of Giving Announced

We need your help. Click the video below to hear how.

Help us help those in need this holiday season.  Starting Wednesday November 21st at 12:01am, we’ll unveil our new apparel, including new colorful 1/4 zips, warm and waterproof Pickleball Rocks jackets and of course some new Pickleball Rocks shirts that will make for some very happy players this Christmas.

Just shop at www.PickleballShopping.com and for 24 hours, we’ll give 25% of your purchase to the American Red Cross to help those impacted from all the natural disasters this year.

The Pickleball Rocks National Day of Giving will continue on the 21st until 11:59pm EST.

And besides our heartfelt thanks for supporting this great cause, we’ll put the new Pickleball Rocks EVERYWHERE I GO bag tag in your box before it is delivered to your doorstep.

Thank you for helping us help those in need.

May your holidays be happy, healthy and filled with pickleball.

The Pickleball Rocks Team
Rocket, Josh, Abby, Zack, Stephanie, LeEllen and Mindy

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.

 

Visit the Pickleball Rocks website: CLICK HERE