First USA Pickleball Quiet Category-certified paddle reduces noise by 50 percent while raising the bar on paddle performance
CHICAGO /PRNewswire/ — OWL Sport recently unveiled the first USA Pickleball Quiet Category-certified paddle proven to reduce noise by 50 percent. Today, tennis legend John McEnroe and former NFL quarterback Drew Brees took to the court alongside top pickleball pros to showcase how quiet the OWL paddle technology is while demonstrating the paddle’s elite performance capabilities.
“I think the OWL paddle technology is going to revolutionize the game of pickleball,” said John McEnroe, OWL Sport ambassador and 17-time Grand Slam tennis champion. “Unlike me, it is quiet but like me the OWL really performs and you know how much I like to win!”
Pickleball has recently been the source of noise issues in sound-sensitive locations across the country given the distinct staccato ‘pop’ sound the ball makes on impact. USA Pickleball created the Quiet Category to reduce the sport’s sound output by recognizing pickleball products that help diminish acoustic output during play without negatively impacting performance. The OWL is the first paddle on the market that delivers a hertz level below 600 and a decibel level below 80, delivering a 50% reduction in total noise profile.
To help prove the sound reduction to pickleball enthusiasts, OWL Sport popped up a court in a place synonymous with being quiet – the Refectory at Chelsea Square, originally built to house the General Theological Seminary – to prove that the OWL paddle can be used to play whenever, wherever. McEnroe and Brees dinked around with pickleball pros and players of all levels highlighting the various features of the the OWL paddle, including its vibration dampening layers for arm and elbow comfort, balanced ‘anti-head heavy’ construction for effortless maneuverability and proprietary Acoustene™ sheath. While the pair might be known for their athletic abilities and accolades in other sports, the pickleball craze is spreading to all corners of the globe and converting professional athletes everywhere to elite pickleball players.
“It’s no secret I am an avid fan and Pickleball player. Being newly acquainted with the OWL paddle, I can say I’ve really enjoyed playing with it” said Super Bowl champion and Super Bowl MVP quarterback, Drew Brees. “It’s a silent killer on the court, and I highly recommend it for players of all skill levels. I think you’ll be pleasantly surprised by the difference it makes.”
Not only is the OWL paddle receiving attention for its performance capabilities and ability to silence the competition while solving the noise issue, it’s also being lauded for its sleek packaging and unique customer purchasing experience (with more exciting products including apparel to come).
“I’m amazed at how well the OWL paddle plays – I couldn’t believe the shots I was able to hit. It feels so comfortable on my arm and my elbow, giving me the ability to play better and longer.” said Jessica Warren, former D1 tennis player and top APP pro player. “For me as a pickleball pro, I’m not as concerned about noise. I play with the OWL because it is the best playing paddle I’ve ever hit. I can confidently say that anyone who plays with the OWL will instantly improve their game.”
The OWL paddles are now available for order at owlpaddle.com, and players (and bystanders) should expect to see more rules and regulations set in place by HOAs and parks mandating their use. The OWL paddles are available in four SKUs to meet all players’ needs.
ABOUT OWL SPORT
OWL Sport was created by a group of people who had a problem to solve: they wanted to play pickleball when they wanted, where they wanted and without having to worry about noise complaints. Much like nature has created the perfect predator of the skies, OWL’s unmatched team of engineers have perfected an elite version of the pickleball paddle that not only reduces sound output by 50%, but also provides players with a best-in-industry performance paddle for all skill levels. OWL paddles are currently the only pickleball paddles on the market that are USA Pickleball Quiet category-compliant. OWL Sport plans to continue its advancement of the racket sports industry through a relentless and meticulous commitment to innovation and superior playability. For more information, visit owlsport.com.
ABOUT USA PICKLEBALL
USA Pickleball is the National Governing Body (NGB) for the sport of pickleball in the United States. Its mission is to promote the development and growth of the sport while sanctioning events and providing annual members with premier tournaments, educational opportunities, player rankings, official rules and other exclusive benefits. USA Pickleball is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) corporation that is governed and operated by a Board of Directors and a national office staff, who provide the guidance and infrastructure for the continued expansion of the sport.
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Moose Games Serves Up Dill-lightful Family Fun with New Pickleball Blast; First-of-its-Kind Board Game Based on America’s Fastest Growing Sport
KANSAS CITY, Mo. /PRNewswire/ — Since 1972, Select Registry has curated a portfolio of quality-assured and handpicked properties representing the gold standard in craft hospitality. 22 properties were welcomed into membership in 2023. These 22 new members represent independent properties across the U.S. from 14 different states and one new member in Canada. Our newest members include:
- A’ Tuscan Estate Bed & Breakfast McMinnville, Oregon
Located in the heart of the beautiful Willamette Valley, Oregon Wine Country, this property offers guests six rooms and a gourmet, three-course breakfast each morning of their stay.
- Bottger Mansion of Old Town Albuquerque, New Mexico
Located in the Old Town Albuquerque historic district of New Mexico, discover the vibrant culture, fabulous cuisine, and a garden oasis at this lovingly restored inn.
- Brass Lantern Inn Stowe, Vermont
This historic inn is set on an acre and a half of outdoor space, with spectacular views of Mt. Mansfield. It is carefully managed to provide all of the creature comforts of today within the unique character of a brick farmhouse.
- Christopher Dodge House Providence, Rhode Island
Built in 1858 and renovated into a bed and breakfast in 2003, this Italianate Mansion is full of charm and original touches. Found in the heart of Providence, within walking distance of attractions, local shops, restaurants, and universities.
- Cuthbert House Inn Beaufort, South Carolina
This gracious historic mansion dates back over 230 years and is located near beaches and surrounded by Lowcountry salt marshes. Offering an ideal location, this property is just a short walk from a vibrant downtown, with restaurants, boutiques, museums, and galleries.
- The Everett Hotel Bryson City, North Carolina
This renovated bank building offers ten luxuriously appointed rooms with upscale baths, a rooftop terrace with an open fireplace, and beautiful mountain views. The on-site restaurant features contemporary American cuisine and signature craft cocktails.
- Farm Road Estate West Dover, Vermont
Nestled on 32 acres in Southern Vermont, this property is just minutes from the renowned ski resort at Mount Snow. Guests will enjoy world-class winter skiing, inspiring fall foliage, and fine dining during their stay.
- Forsyth Park Inn Savannah, Georgia
Overlooking the largest and most popular park in the historic district of Savannah, this circa 1893 Queen Anne Victorian bed and breakfast brings the best of the old world with the conveniences of a modern hotel.
- GraceNote Inn & Spa Bethel, Maine
Conveniently located near Sunday River Ski Resort and surrounded by an abundance of hiking trails in the mountains of Western Maine. This Bethel Maine inn offers luxurious accommodations, a restaurant and bar, as well as an on-site spa.
- The Grand Hacienda Abiquiu Lake, New Mexico
Found on a mesa top overlooking beautiful Abiquiu Lake in New Mexico, this memorable lodging experience is found in the heart of Georgia O’Keeffe country. A step through the ancient wooden gate leads you to jaw-dropping views and a pathway to your private retreat.
- Harwelden Mansion Tulsa, Oklahoma
An English Tudor masterpiece, this property dates back to 1923 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Guests will enjoy stunning architecture, elegant decor, and manicured gardens overlooking the Arkansas River.
- Hidden Serenity Bed and Breakfast West Bend, Wisconsin
Nestled on more than 20 acres of wooded bliss in West Bend, Wisconsin, Hidden Serenity offers guests use of the in-house spa, regulation-size pickleball court, wooded trails, and made-from-scratch three-course breakfasts.
- Inn of the Turquoise Bear Santa Fe, New Mexico
Located just a 15-minute walk from Santa Fe’s historic plaza, this property features private acres of lush gardens with towering pine trees and mountain views. Enjoy abundant, multi-course plated breakfast featuring innovative comfort food at this estate dating back 200 years.
- Justin Trails Resort Sparta, Wisconsin
Perfect for the outdoor enthusiast with 14 miles of wide grassy trails mowed for hiking and two championship Disc Golf courses. A hearty breakfast highlighting local, organic, and sustainable food is included with lodging.
- Lindenwood Inn Southwest Harbor, Maine
This thirteen-room bed and breakfast is located in a quiet village near Acadia National Park on the coast of Maine and is just a short walk to restaurants, bike and kayak rentals, and boating adventures.
- The Lodge at Moosehead Lake Greenville, Maine
This elegant bed and breakfast is located on Moosehead Lake in Greenville, Maine. Surrounded by woods, fields, and stunning lake and mountain views, guests will enjoy this ultra-private, year-round lakefront destination with fine dining at 368 Maine Restaurant.
- Maple Cove B&B & The August House Leonard, Michigan
This secluded Michigan retreat is in a modern farmhouse setting. Located on 14 acres, there is plenty to do on the property– take a dip in the pool or meander the expansive grounds.
- McCully House Inn Jacksonville, Oregon
Nestled in the heart of Oregon’s Rogue Valley this boutique hotel offers five distinctive guest rooms and four luxurious suites. This pet-friendly property is in the heart of Jacksonville’s historic district and dates back to 1860.
- Old Manse Inn Brewster, Massachusetts
Found on picturesque Cape Cod, this historic sea captain’s manor dates back to 1801. Offering 12 deluxe rooms, an expansive garden, and thoughtful amenities, it is just a short stroll to Breakwater Beach.
- Pillow & Paddock Bed and Breakfast La Grange, Kentucky
Located in the heart of Oldham County, Kentucky, this tranquil six-acre property is surrounded by picturesque rolling hills, lush pastures, beautiful estates, and thoroughbred horse farms and is just a four-minute drive from Historic Main Street La Grange.
- Springbank House St. Catherines, Ontario
Dating back to 1910 this property is nestled in St. Catharines’ historic downtown district in Ontario, Canada. It offers guests a choice of three suites with modern character ensuites, ultra-soft linens, and fireplaces in adjoining sitting rooms.
- Top of the Ridge Farm Bed & Breakfast New Durham, New Hampshire
Situated on a quiet country road with sweeping views of Mt. Washington, this inn features four spacious rooms, each with a private bath and deck. Guests can enjoy a delicious breakfast each morning, as well as cooking classes.
“We are so pleased to welcome these 22 new members into our portfolio of quality-assured properties,” said Select Registry CEO Mark Reichle. “Each is distinctive, but all exemplify our promise to deliver excellence in craft lodging to their guests. We are thrilled to see our collection grow and proud to represent the best in the industry.”
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Select Registry-certified properties exceed service standards because of our rigorous quality-assurance program. Prior to membership, all properties must be evaluated with the industry’s leading inspection program, covering everything from cleanliness to hospitality.
Our curated bed and breakfasts, boutique hotels, and inns provide unique experiences with locally sourced food and personalized recommendations from knowledgeable innkeepers. Lodging types range from full-service inns, lodges, rustic cabins, boutique hotels, stately mansions, and manors that stretch across the U.S. from the San Juan Islands to the Smokies, and beyond. Come for the quality accommodations, stay for the story.
About Select Registry:
For over 50 years, Select Registry has set the standard for excellence in personal hospitality at independently owned inns and bed and breakfasts. Today, our craft lodging properties include over 260 boutique properties. They’re located everywhere from backcountry roads to big-city neighborhoods, along coastlines, and in heartlands across the United States. Learn more at www.SelectRegistry.com.
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Sleeves Senior Pickleball Report: Bread & Butter Loco Paddle Review with Hot Sauce Bonus!
“Dive into the latest episode of Sleeves Senior Pickleball Report as Michael Sleeves Sliwa reviews the Bread & Butter Loco paddle and its hot sauce perk!”
In the latest episode of Sleeves Senior Pickleball Report, Michael Sleeves Sliwa takes a swing at reviewing the Bread & Butter Loco paddle, stirring up excitement among pickleball enthusiasts. Delving into the intricate details, Sliwa dissects the paddle’s performance, maneuverability, and overall impact on the game. Beyond the technical analysis, he sheds light on the enticing promotional perks that come with purchasing a paddle from Bread and Butter. Notably, the Loco Paddle steals the spotlight by offering a unique incentive—a complimentary bottle of hot sauce. This fiery addition adds a flavorful twist to the purchase, making it an appealing choice for players looking to spice up their game on and off the court. With Sleeves’ expert insights and the sizzle of hot sauce, the Bread & Butter Loco paddle emerges as a must-have accessory for pickleball aficionados seeking both performance and piquancy.
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Get in the Game: PickleRage Announces Investment Opportunities into their Pickleball Clubs
MIAMI BEACH, Fla. /PRNewswire/ — PickleRage, an exciting new pickleball club concept, is excited to present accredited investors with the opportunity to invest in its nationwide clubs. Strategically positioned to leverage the surging demand of pickleball, PickleRage offers investors the opportunity to capitalize on the sport’s unprecedented growth.
PickleRage’s investment strategy focuses on providing accredited investors with the potential for attractive returns through passive ownership. With a minimum investment of $50,000, investors can co-invest with PickleRage in their choice of high-performing indoor pickleball clubs in states including Michigan, Maryland, Florida, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey.
“Investors have the unique opportunity to participate in PickleRage’s nationwide expansion while also profiting from a high-growth industry,” shared Carter Jones, Director of Investor Relations at PickleRage. “We believe our innovative club concept, strategic site selection, and robust revenue model, positions us for success and project significant returns for our investors.”
With its “player-first” concept, state-of-the-art facilities, and prime locations, PickleRage caters to a growing market. Its recurring revenue model, fueled by membership fees and various income streams, allows for the potential for stable returns. If you’re interested in investing, please visit: www.invest.picklerage.com.
PickleRage is one of America’s fastest growing indoor pickleball clubs that gives novice & advanced players alike a place to play and connect. With world-class social, tournament, and instructional programing, you can see why pickleball players across the US are calling PickleRage clubs “Pickle-rageous!” With more than 500 locations planned over the next 5 years, PickleRage is set to take the pickleball-world by storm. For more information, visit: www.picklerage.com.
Disclaimer: An investment in a PickleRage project is speculative and subject to risk, including, inter alia, the risk that all of your investment may be lost. Any representations herein concerning the viability, resiliency, and profitability of this project, PickleRage, and/or the sport of Pickleball, reflect our belief concerning the representations and may or may not come to be realized. Cash distributions are not guaranteed. Securities are only available to verified accredited investors. This document is not intended to be, nor should it be construed or used as, an offer to sell, or a solicitation of an offer to buy any securities, which offer may be made only at the time a qualified offeree receives a current Private Placement Memorandum relating to a proposed investment opportunity.
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