Since the onset of COVID, pickleball has exploded onto the world stage, and the secret of pickleball has found its way into celebrity circles, late night talk shows, and interviews.
Celebrities Who Play Pickleball (And Why It Matters)
- 1 “WHO CARES?”
- 2 The Beauty of Pickleball: No One Cares
- 3 What do you think?
- 4 p.s. Just Be Nice
- 5 Celebrities Who Play Pickleball
- 6 Did I leave anyone off? Let me know in the comments.
- 7 Related Articles
- 8 4 Pickleball Wall Drills to BOOST Your Game FAST (In 20 Minutes or LESS)
- 9 8 Pickleball Tips for Consistency and the Secrets to Level Up Fast
- 10 1 EASY Pickleball Dinking Strategy ANYONE Can Master
“WHO CARES?” is the response you’ll likely see from people in the comments section. Maybe you’re thinking that now. But there’s something else you should know: this kind of grass-root support from people who have millions of followers is amazing exposure for the sport.
More exposure means more people gaining interest, which means more fans and spectators, which means more CORPORATE SPONSORS, which means better payouts for everyone involved, which means more people get to make a living off of pickleball. Now your favorite pro pickleball player will be able to make a living from the sport. Maybe even YOU could make a living off of it.
These moments of exposure are the tide that rises, lifting all of our boats from a small pickleball lagoon with taped temporary courts out and into the beautiful pristine waters of permanent-courts and facilities.
The Beauty of Pickleball: No One Cares
There’s also a fundamental truth here: NO ONE cares who you are when you get on the pickleball court. That is the beauty of the sport. It combines people from all walks of life living life in the present with no twisted agenda. Rather, it’s all about having fun, competing, and getting better. On one side of the net you can have a millionaire and on the other you can have someone who lives month to month. None of that matters when you’re playing.
Simone Jardim said it best. In a recent interview with Vanity Fair the 41-year-old mother of two and savage destroyer of anyone challenging her position as the top-ranked women’s player, ascribed pickleball’s ability to bring different classes together to its humble roots in public venues. “On the same court, you can have a millionaire with someone living paycheck to paycheck,” she explains. “No one’s interested in what you do for a living, only in how long you’ve been playing.” There’s an egalitarianism to pickleball you don’t often find in other sports. I’ve had my ass kicked by men (and women) in their 60s, I’ve beaten friends with private jets and current college athletes, and I regularly swap pickleball-related texts with a former U.S. president, the Australian rocker Alex Cameron, and a buddy who jumps the NYC subway turnstiles to save cash. It’s not a group text, but still.
What do you think?
Do you hate it that celebrities are talking about pickleball? Or do you like it? Let me know in the comments.
p.s. Just Be Nice
Remember to be kind out there. We were all beginners at one point and we need to be especially welcoming to all beginners, no matter their status, amount of followers, or wealth. Happy pickleballin everyone!
Celebrities Who Play Pickleball
Bill & Melinda Gates
The Kardashians Play Pickleball
Jillian Michaels (“The Biggest Loser”)
Gary Vaynerchuk (GaryVee) with Andre Agassi
Steve Nash & the Brooklyn Nets (NBA)
And Many More…
- Julie Foudy (U.S. Soccer Player and ESPN Analyst)
- Julian Edelman (3-time Super Bowl champ)
- Fred Savage – (Wonder Years)
- Phillip Phillips (American Idol winner)
- Ben Crane (Pro Golfer)
- Jamie Foxx
- Owen Wilson
- Zach Braff
- George Clooney
- Nick Foles (NFL)
- Larry David (Curb Your Enthusiasm & Seinfeld Co-creator)
Did I leave anyone off? Let me know in the comments.
One of the fastest ways to improve is pickleball wall drills.
Not only do you multiply your reps compared to a game, but if done with intention, you can improve your game fast.
Today we’re going to look at a few solo wall drills. With only 20 minutes, not only will you get some quality reps but you may even surprise yourself with how fast you improve.
Anyone who has played pickleball knows how it feels to be inconsistent.
One day you may play amazing and the next you struggle to get the ball over the net. This can be extremely frustrating.
Today we’re going to cover a few reasons why inconsistency happens and what you can do to stop it. With these pickleball tips not only will you be able to eliminate unforced errors but you’ll have a new way to play at a higher level.
Learn how to resurrect dead dinks and use an easy pickleball dinking strategy that will help you win more points at the net.