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American Basketball Association (ABA) Joins Forces with Strimm TV to Establish a Next-Generation TV Network



CHICAGO, June 26, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — American Basketball Association (ABA) and Strimm TV, a premier provider of private linear TV networks, have formed an innovative strategic alliance, and launched Abagale TV, an advanced sport television network. This agreement marks a historic moment for sport organizations worldwide.

American Basketball Association (ABA) Partners with Strimm TV to Establish a Next-Generation TV Network

Abagale TV sets a new standard in sport broadcasting through the joint efforts of ABA and Strimm TV. Leveraging Strimm platform, ABA has developed 100+ online television channels for their basketball teams, enabling them with seamless 24/7 live tv broadcast of basketball games both online and via OTT devices, and brings exhilarating basketball action directly to their fans.

Strimm TV (strimm.com), widely known for its sophisticated tools and a robust platform for over a decade, has long been at the forefront of reforming how organizations create and spread their message via their own live tv stations. Through Abagale TV, sport fans can now enjoy an engaging experience that connects ABA to its global audience with ease.

Joe Newman, CEO of ABA expressed his enthusiasm over Abagale TV by noting: “Abagale TV marks a pivotal turning point for our organization’s history, providing us with unprecedented fan engagement through Strimm TV technology, enabling our basketball teams to reach their fans everywhere. I want to thank Harold Whaley, Director of Strategic Planning of ABA, who organized the Abagale TV development, which is the most important advancement in ABA history.”

Since its creation decades ago, the ABA has been an innovator in professional basketball. Renowned for its rich heritage, dynamic gameplay, and commitment to developing talent, ABA has quickly become a go-to place for basketball players and fans worldwide.

“Television is the most efficient medium in the world. We are thrilled to partner with ABA on their goal to establish a television network,” commented Dmitry Kochman, CEO and Founder of Strimm TV. “This collaboration showcases Strimm TV flexibility as it adapts to meet specific needs of different organizations. Working alongside Joe Newman and Harold Whaley, we help bringing the excitement of ABA games right to their fans, anywhere they are.”

As ABA and Strimm TV join forces, their aim is to redefine the sports viewing experience and give fans an unparalleled access to ABA games, exclusive content, and behind-the-scenes moments, all on Abagale TV’s cutting-edge private television network, powered by Strimm.

About American Basketball Association (ABA):


The American Basketball Association is widely considered one of the premier professional basketball leagues in America. Since its foundation, ABA has become a beacon of talent and excitement within basketball culture, providing fans with a memorable sport experience that continues to enthrall them across the nation.

Strimm TV empowers organizations of all kinds to create tv and manage their own private online TV networks with ease

About Strimm:

Strimm TV (strimm.com) has established itself as a leading provider of private online TV solutions. Their SaaS platform empowers organizations of all kinds to create tv and manage their own online TV networks with ease. By partnering with ABA, Strimm further showcases its commitment to revolutionizing linear television and the way organizations engage with their audiences.

SOURCE American Basketball Association; Strimm, Inc.

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Players World of Sports Welcomes New Ownership



HILTON HEAD, S.C., /PRNewswire/ — Players World of Sports, the esteemed local provider of tennis and pickleball equipment, apparel, and accessories, is excited to announce its recent change in ownership. With a long-standing history and strong reputation within the Hilton Head community, the business has been acquired by the dynamic duo of Daryl and Kathy Daye of Bluffton, SC, along with the powerhouse team of Jeff and Heather Yakes of Hardeeville, SC. As the torch is passed and the page is turned to the next chapter, South Carolina residents, businesses, and visitors should prepare for an energetic resurgence of expertise, excellence, and excitement throughout the local sporting community.

Players World of Sports, the esteemed local provider of tennis and pickleball equipment, apparel, and accessories, is excited to announce its recent change in ownership.

Since 1982, Players World of Sports has been proudly serving the Hilton Head Island community as an independent, family-owned business. Known for its expertise in tennis racquet selection, racquet restringing, and the fast-growing sport of pickleball, the store offers a wide selection of top-name brand racquets, paddles, apparel, court shoes, bags, and accessories.

Owned and operated by the Jilly family for over 20 years, Players World of Sports has built strong relationships and has become a recognized staple of the Hilton Head tennis community. With the new ownership, the business is poised to continue its tradition of distinction and commitment to the active lifestyles of the local region.

The new ownership team, consisting of long-time family friends and business partners Daryl and Kathy Daye, as well as Jeff and Heather Yakes, share a deep passion for an active lifestyle and a strong commitment to the local community as residents of the Hilton Head area. Drawing from their personal experiences as athletes, the new owners understand the needs of sports enthusiasts and are dedicated to providing exceptional service and quality products.

Under the guidance of General Manager Amy Wright, a tennis guru and a resident expert, the knowledgeable and passionate staff of Players World of Sports will continue to deliver an unmatched shopping experience. From greeting customers with a smile to providing guidance on product selection, the team is committed to ensuring customer satisfaction every step of the way.

Players World of Sports offers a wide range of products and services to support various sports, beach, and leisure activities. Tennis enthusiasts can explore a comprehensive selection of racquets, bags, balls, equipment, accessories, and apparel from top brands such as Babolat, Head Racquet Sports, and Wilson. For pickleball enthusiasts, the store carries paddles, bags, balls, equipment, accessories, and apparel from trusted brands like Selkirk Sport, Joola, and Onix. The store also offers footwear, as well as a wide range of men’s, women’s, and kids’ apparel. Thrilled to continue the legacy of Players World of Sports and serve the Hilton Head community, the new ownership group is committed to providing the best products and unparalleled customer service to all sports enthusiasts in the area.

For more information about Players World of Sports and to explore their offerings, please visit the store or their website at playersworldofsports.com.

About Players World of Sports:


Players World of Sports is an independent, family-owned business that has been serving the Hilton Head Island community since 1982. As experts in tennis racquet selection, racquet re-stringing, and the growing sport of pickleball, the store offers a wide range of top-name brand racquets, paddles, apparel, court shoes, bags, and accessories. With a passionate team and a commitment to customer satisfaction, Players World of Sports continues to be a trusted resource for sports enthusiasts in Hilton Head and beyond.

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Pickleball in California Sees Unprecedented Growth: Investment Needed

California’s pickleball surge necessitates investment in courts to meet demand and sustain growth.



Pickleball, the popular paddle sport, is experiencing unprecedented growth in California. According to the recently released 2023 State of Pickleball: Participation & Infrastructure Report by Pickleheads and The Sports & Fitness Industry Association (SFIA), the state will need to build a staggering 3,748 courts at a cost of $131.2 million to meet the increasing demand over the next 5-7 years.

The report also reveals that California currently has only 0.67 dedicated pickleball courts per 10,000 people, which is 45% below the national average. In fact, the state ranks 41st in the nation in terms of dedicated court coverage per capita. These figures highlight the urgent need for investment in pickleball infrastructure to keep up with the sport’s meteoric rise.

Brandon Mackie, Co-founder and COO of Pickleheads, emphasizes the significance of this growth, stating, “Pickleball continues to grow at an unprecedented rate in California. Our estimates show the state will need to invest $131M in courts over the next 5-7 years. This represents an exciting challenge for both public and private enterprises in California.”

Pickleheads, the leading online platform for pickleball, has been instrumental in compiling comprehensive data on pickleball courts across the country. Their database currently includes 51,937 courts across 12,081 facilities in the U.S.

To gain further insights into the state of pickleball and its infrastructure, the 2023 State of Pickleball: Participation & Infrastructure Report can be purchased on pickleheads.com for $350.

As pickleball’s popularity continues to soar, the investment and expansion of pickleball facilities in California will play a crucial role in meeting the growing demand and ensuring players have ample opportunities to enjoy the sport.

SOURCE Pickleheads

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Dink Ninja Paddle Review: High-Quality Performance!

“Discover the Dink Ninja Paddle’s high-quality performance in our review! Elevate your pickleball game with this top-notch equipment.



“Dink Ninja Paddle Review: Slicing and Dicing Its Way to High-Quality Performance!”

In a recent episode of Sleeves Senior Pickleball Report, renowned host Mike Sliwa took on the challenge of reviewing the Dink Ninja 🥷White Hot Edition 🔥 Carbon Paddle. Known for his expertise and insightful analysis, Mike left no stone unturned as he explored the paddle’s features and performance.

The Dink Ninja paddle boasts an 18k Carbon Fiber face that delivers an impressive combination of power, spin, and accuracy. Its dual layer PP honeycomb core, coupled with a flexible paddle surface, provides an unmatched touch, allowing players to execute precise shots with ease. With a thickness of 16mm, this paddle offers increased power for those aggressive shots on the court.

What sets the Dink Ninja apart is its proprietary textured surface, which effortlessly generates impressive ball spin. Mike Sliwa couldn’t help but be impressed with the paddle’s ability to enhance his game and take it to the next level.

If you’re looking to elevate your pickleball game, the Dink Ninja 🥷White Hot Edition 🔥 Carbon Paddle might just be the game-changer you need. Don’t miss out on this incredible paddle that slices and dices its way to high-quality performance.

Discover everything you need to know about the legendary Dink Ninja paddle by clicking the link below.


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