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The Future of Pickleball

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In Selkirk TV's Original Series, The Future Of Pickleball, host Paul Olson sits down with all of the biggest names in pickleball to discuss their thoughts on the explosive growth of pickleball, their role in the pickleball world, and what they think the future of pickleball holds. If you're a die-hard pickleball fan, this truly is a can't miss show.

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In Selkirk TV's Original Series, The Future Of Pickleball, host Paul Olson sits down with all of the biggest names in pickleball to discuss their thoughts on the explosive growth of pickleball, their role in the pickleball world, and what they think the future of pickleball holds. If you're a die-hard pickleball fan, this truly is a can't miss show.

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English


Episodes
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Future of Pickleball #51 - The Future of Collegiate Pickleball

7/5/2024
Welcome to Episode 51 of the Future of Pickleball podcast. In this episode, Paul Olson welcomes guest Noah Suemnick, founder of the National Collegiate Pickleball Association (NCPA). Noah talks about starting his first pickleball club and how that evolved into a national organization. He also discusses colleges who are adding pickleball as an official sport, now and in the future, and how they are dealing with challenges like funding and creating a welcoming and competitive environment for pickleball players!

Duration:00:32:33

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Future of Pickleball #50 - The Role of Franchising in the Growth of Pickleball

7/2/2024
Welcome to Episode 50 of The Future of Pickleball show! In this episode, Paul Olson welcomes Will Richards and Ben Litalien with the Dill Dinker Pickleball. Richards and Litalien discuss the history of the Dill Dinker and how important franchises will be to the growth of pickleball. Pickleball provides community and a sense of belonging, and the goal of the Dill Dinker is to grow pickleball, both in the United States and internationally.

Duration:00:47:10

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Future of Pickleball #49 - How Will the NPL Change the Future of Pickleball?

6/17/2024
Welcome to the newest episode of the Future of Pickleball show! In this episode, Paul Olson welcomes the National Pickleball League (NPL) CEO Paul Bamundo and Dr. Rommie Maxey, co-owner of the NPL league team the Houston Hammers. Learn more about the formation of the NPL, its expansion, team ownership, club development, business model, and the future visions for the league, as well as how the expansion draft changed the NPL.

Duration:00:30:10

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Future of Pickleball #48 - When Will Pickleball Get a Larger Share of Broadcast TV?

6/7/2024
Welcome to Episode 48 of the Future of Pickleball Show! In this episode, Paul Olson is joined by Lee Zellweger, president of InPickleball Media. They talk about the evolution of media in the pickleball space, the potential of growth of pickleball events on broadcast TV, and a Stephen Colbert pickleball special that brought in new fans to the sport. We also discuss community, social, and health aspects of playing pickleball and Lee gives his predictions on the future of pickleball.

Duration:00:25:57

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Future of Pickleball #47 - Will Pickleball Be The Most Popular Sport in the World?

5/6/2024
Pickleball has the potential to become the largest participation sport in the world! Pickleball has seen significant growth in ALL age groups from the 65+ retiree group the sport was known for, all the way through the 19-25 year old young adult group, including college students. It is also genderless in its appeal. The sport offers a range of benefits, including health and wellness, social interaction, and gender neutrality. It is also a safe alternative to sports with a high risk of injuries. The growth of pickleball is not limited to the United States, as countries like Canada, Mexico, India, China, and areas in Europe and Africa are also experiencing a surge in interest and participation

Duration:00:21:53

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Future of Pickleball #46 - Building the Pickleball Community in Belgium

5/2/2024
Welcome to episode 46 of the Future of Pickleball Show! Join Paul Olson as we discover the remarkable journey of pickleball's growth in Belgium with Kassandra Bourgeois. From overcoming challenges to fostering the sport's expansion in Europe, Kassandra provides valuable insights into Belgium's pickleball landscape. Explore the origins of Belgium's interest in pickleball, its growing quality, and its prospects in the European Pickleball Championships. We also gain exclusive insights into the Belgium Open and the pivotal role of the European Federation in promoting the sport globall.

Duration:00:29:52

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Future of Pickleball #45 - Addressing Pain in Pickleball & the Role of Your Neurological System

4/24/2024
Welcome to Episode 45 of the Future of Pickleball podcast! In this episode, Paul Olson speaks with Dr. Grove Higgins and Joe Frasca, key figures that founded NeuroAthlete and NeuroPickleball, about the role of the neurological system in athletic performance and how training the brain can improve strength, speed, and endurance. The guests share their personal experiences with injuries and how they have used neurofeedback, PRP injections, and other techniques to recover and improve their game. They also discuss the importance of vision training and eye protection in pickleball.

Duration:00:46:23

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Future of Pickleball #44 - The Reason WHY Pickleball Is Blowing UP

4/16/2024
Welcome to episode 44 of the Future of Pickleball Show where we delve into the trends and dynamics shaping the future of this beloved sport! In this episode, we're joined by host Paul Olson, a prominent figure in the sports industry, to discuss the exponential growth of pickleball. Explore the reasons behind pickleball's rapid rise in popularity, with insights drawn from Phoenix, AZ, serving as a prime example. Discover the role of international alliances in fostering pickleball's global expansion and why its versatility as a multi-purpose court sport is key to its success. Dive into discussions on innovation, design, and how pickleball is more than just a game—it's a lifestyle. Plus, learn how to deliver the perfect elevator pitch for pickleball's appeal.

Duration:00:22:37

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Future of Pickleball #43 - Rob Nunnery's Journey, Tech Innovations, and Global Expansion of PICKLEBALL

4/15/2024
Welcome to episode 43 of the Future of Pickleball Show, your guide to the dynamic evolution of pickleball! Join us for an insightful episode as host Paul Olson has special guest Rob Nunnery visit the show. Rob shares his remarkable journey from his introduction to pickleball to past life experiences. Explore fascinating topics such as the future of pickleball technology, the "pattern of play," and the inspiring story of Rob's battle with Crohn's Disease. Gain valuable insights into international pickleball, potential Olympic inclusion, and the global talent landscape.

Duration:00:41:38

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Future of Pickleball #42 - How Pickleball Has Impacted the PRISON System

4/2/2024
Welcome to episode 42 of the Future of Pickleball Show! In this special episode, host Paul Olson talks with Roger BelAir, a true pickleball pioneer. From exploring pickleball's journey into jail and prison systems to examining the impact of Covid-19, this episode offers valuable insights into a world many people are too familiar with. Learn about Roger's background and the pivotal role Cook County Jail - Chicago, Illinois had in spreading pickleball.

Duration:00:27:10

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Future of Pickleball #41 - What Is The Pickleball Minds Conference? + 2024 African Games

3/26/2024
Welcome to episode 41 of the Future of Pickleball Show! In this pickleball thriller, we uncover the transformative impact of conferences with Amitabh Jain, a business management executive with roots in business process services & outsourcing, eLearning, and the IT industry. Together, we will explore the diverse backgrounds and insights of professionals converging at the Pickleball Minds Conference Series in Princeton, NJ. Learn how this event bridges various fields together and how it foster's invaluable exchanges of expertise. Discover the global reach of the conference and gain valuable takeaways while embracing different perspectives on the sport. PLUS, get an exclusive glimpse into the African Games and the future of pickleball on a global scale.

Duration:00:27:18

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Future of Pickleball #40 - Starting a TEAM-Based Pickleball League

3/18/2024
Welcome to the Future of Pickleball Show, your gateway to the evolving landscape of pickleball! In episode 40, Paul Olson delves into a captivating discussion with President of APPL Inc., Greg Mather, as he unveils the inception of APPL (Arizona Pickleball Players League) and its nationwide expansion, shedding light on pickleball team dynamics. Learn how to start your own team-based pickleball league and explore APPL and the pivotal role it plays in shaping the trajectory of team pickleball. Tune in for an insightful exploration of the evolving pickleball landscape and the promising horizons that lie ahead!

Duration:00:47:23

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Future of Pickleball #39 - Marybeth Henthorne

1/17/2024
Explore the history of pickleball at Texas A&M, tracing its evolution within the university. Marybeth Henthrone shares valuable insights on initiating a pickleball club program at a university, offering a roadmap for enthusiasts eager to bring pickleball to campus life. Jump into an intriguing conversation about the potential establishment of a national collegiate association for pickleball, assessing its possibilities and impact on the sport's growth.

Duration:00:17:12

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Future of Pickleball #38 - Brad Penny

1/9/2024
Explore the evolution of pickleball with special guest Brad Penny. Discover Brad's baseball background and how he got involved with PBX Pickleball, discussing their influence in depth. Join us for an engaging comparison between MLB, NBA, and NFL pickleball teams. Gain a deep understanding of Brad's efforts to introduce pickleball among professional athletes, fueling the sport's remarkable growth.

Duration:00:16:32

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Future of Pickleball #37 - Javier Regalado

12/21/2023
Where we embark on a global exploration of this dynamic sport! Javier Regalado, a board member for the Global Pickleball Federation, guides us through the international pickleball scene, unveiling the unique features of the GPF, touching on funding dynamics, and emphasizing the transformative role of USAP as the worldwide standard. Delve into the appeal among younger demographics worldwide and explore initiatives safeguarding the integrity of pickleball. Learn how you can contribute to spreading pickleball globally and anticipate Javier's thrilling prediction of pickleball's future presence in the Olympics.

Duration:00:17:18

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Future of Pickleball #36 - Jarrett Chirico

12/13/2023
our gateway to the evolution of pickleball! This episode unpacks pickleball entrepreneurship with insights from Jarrett Chirico of The Director's Club of America. Learn how this revolutionary concept enhances the pickleball experience, exploring benefits and membership options, and dive into the future of pickleball's business landscape, revealing promising avenues for growth.

Duration:00:20:00

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Future of Pickleball #35 - Mike Nealy

12/5/2023
This episode delves into the pivotal role of USAP (USA Pickleball), shedding light on the fundamental functions of a governing body within the sport, setting the stage for a deeper understanding of the game's dynamics with CEO Mike Nealy. Discover the significance of rules in pickleball, emphasizing their impact on fair play and game development. Explore how pickleball transcends age barriers, catering to players of all generations, and uncover the critical nuances of referee programs, crucial for maintaining the game's integrity. Learn about the importance of quality equipment in enhancing the playing experience and its impact on player performance. Delve into USAP's interaction with other pickleball organizations and gain insights into the broader landscape through the Global Pickleball Federation

Duration:00:26:11

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Future of Pickleball #34 - Carl Schmits

11/30/2023
Explore the evolving standards and regulations shaping pickleball's future. Host, Paul Olson, and Carl Schmits, Director of Equipment Standards and Facilities Development, guide us through the basis of these regulations and their influence. They uncover past equipment controversies, explain why current standards are effective and discover elements affecting game speed/reaction time. Gain insights into equipment specifics, and contemplate the global expansion of USAP's standards by getting a private look into lab testing. Join us for a comprehensive discussion shaping the sport!

Duration:01:00:45

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Future of Pickleball #33 - Connor Pardoe

11/21/2023
Your guide to the ever-evolving world of pickleball! In this episode, Paul Olson is greeted with a BIG time guest - CEO of the PPA Tour Connor Pardoe! Paul and Connor dissect the PPA Tour's landscape, examining its trajectory heading into 2024 and unraveling what's in store for the coming year. They dive into discussions about the amalgamation of amateur and spectator experiences in pickleball, the PPA's venue selection criteria, and the intriguing concept of casino gambling's potential impact on the sport.

Duration:00:19:44

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Future of Pickleball #32 - Kim Bastien

9/5/2023
Welcome to episode 32 of the Future of Pickleball Show. Join us for an enlightening conversation with Kim Bastien, a pivotal figure in the world of pickleball! From her pickleball background to her role as The Dink's head of partnerships, this interview provides a deep dive into the innovative strides being made in the sport, including its expanding footprint in the marketplace, its positive impact on disadvantaged youth, and its remarkable achievement in narrowing the gender gap in sports. Don't miss this thought-provoking interview filled with valuable insights, innovative ideas, and a glimpse into the transformative potential of pickleball.

Duration:00:18:24