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Pickleball Kingdom Continues Expansion Throughout Texas with New Premier Indoor Franchise in Bryan/College Station



BRYAN, Texas and COLLEGE STATION, Texas /PRNewswire/ — Aggies and residents of Bryan/College Station will soon be able to play pickleball in style when the new Pickleball Kingdom comes to town. Ace Rodrigues, CEO and Founder of the rapidly expanding franchise Pickleball Kingdom, announced that owner Sheryl Miller and her family have taken the plunge into entrepreneurship by becoming franchisees. As the fastest-growing brand of indoor pickleball facilities in the nation, the Pickleball Kingdom venture marks the beginning of a new chapter for the Miller family as they bring the joy of the sport to College Station and surrounding communities.

“We are thrilled to introduce Pickleball Kingdom to the College Station area,” said Sheryl Miller, the driving force behind the enterprise. “Pickleball is more than just a sport; it’s a fantastic way to bring people together, promote active lifestyles, and create lasting memories. After visiting the Pickleball Kingdom headquarters in Chandler, Arizona, we knew we needed to be a part of this movement. With Pickleball Kingdom’s support and our family’s dedication, we’re confident this venue will be a tremendous success.”

Pickleball Kingdom has established itself as a leader in offering top-tier indoor pickleball facilities known for their state-of-the-art amenities and commitment to fostering a vibrant and inclusive pickleball community. The College Station franchise marks the second location in Texas for Pickleball Kingdom, following a multi-unit deal announced recently for five sites in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex. Pickleball Kingdom also confirmed last week that additional locations are planned throughout Wisconsin with Brookfield earmarked for the first opening. Rodrigues said he is fielding calls from investors from throughout the country due to pickleball’s immense popularity as America’s fastest-growing sport.

“The need for quality indoor courts has exploded nationally,” Rodrigues said. “We are excited to welcome the Miller family into the Kingdom because their enthusiasm and dedication align perfectly with our vision of spreading the joy of pickleball while creating a welcoming environment for all. We have full confidence that their franchise will flourish and become a hub for pickleball enthusiasts in College Station and beyond.”

Rodrigues added that Sheryl Miller and her family are pickleball enthusiasts who are bringing their passion for the sport and their local community to the forefront of their business endeavor.

The new Pickleball Kingdom facility in College Station is slated to open its doors in the first quarter of 2024, welcoming pickleball enthusiasts, novices, and families alike to experience the thrill of the game in a modern and vibrant setting.

For inquiries about franchising with Pickleball Kingdom, please contact Rob Street, COO, at [email protected]

About Pickleball Kingdom:


Pickleball Kingdom is the leading franchise brand in indoor pickleball facilities, offering state-of-the-art venues for pickleball enthusiasts of all skill levels. With a commitment to fostering a sense of community and promoting an active lifestyle, Pickleball Kingdom provides a welcoming space for players to engage, learn, and connect. Learn more at www.pickleballkingdom.com.

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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.

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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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