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.
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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Texas Sees Unprecedented Growth in Pickleball, Requires $80 Million Investment to Keep Up with Demand
Texas pickleball sees unprecedented growth, requiring $80M investment for 2500 courts.
Subtitle: The State of Pickleball in Texas: A Call for Investment
The sport of pickleball is rapidly gaining popularity in the state of Texas. According to the latest report by Pickleheads and The Sports & Fitness Industry Association (SFIA), the demand for this sport is growing exponentially, and there is a need for infrastructure investment to meet the rising demand. Exciting opportunities await both public and private enterprises in Texas.
According to the 2023 State of Pickleball: Participation & Infrastructure Report, Texas is leading the pickleball revolution. The report states that the state needs to build 2,527 new pickleball courts in the next 5-7 years to keep up with the increasing demand. The estimated cost of constructing these courts will be around $88.5 million. These numbers indicate the importance of investing in pickleball infrastructure to cater to the growing number of pickleball enthusiasts across Texas.
The Current State of Affairs:
Pickleball is becoming increasingly popular, but Texas is lagging behind in terms of dedicated pickleball courts. With only 0.55 dedicated pickleball courts per 10,000 people, the state falls 55% below the national average. Additionally, Texas ranks 44th in the country in terms of court coverage per capita. These statistics highlight the pressing need for immediate action to close the gap and provide adequate pickleball infrastructure for the growing community.
The Vision for the Future:
Brandon Mackie, the Co-founder and COO of Pickleheads, emphasizes the exciting challenge that lies ahead for both public and private entities in Texas. He states, “Pickleball continues to grow at an unprecedented rate in Texas. Our estimates show the state will need to invest $88.5 million in courts over the next 5-7 years. This represents an exciting challenge for both public and private enterprises in Texas.”
The report’s findings paint a compelling picture for potential investors and entrepreneurs interested in capitalizing on the pickleball frenzy in Texas. With the demand for courts far outpacing the current supply, there is a vast opportunity to contribute to the growth of the sport while reaping the benefits of a burgeoning market. By investing in pickleball infrastructure, stakeholders can tap into the passion and enthusiasm of pickleball players across the state.
As pickleball continues its upward trajectory in Texas, the need for investment in new pickleball courts has become undeniable. The 2023 State of Pickleball: Participation & Infrastructure Report serves as a clarion call for action, urging public and private enterprises to recognize the immense potential of this sport and seize the opportunity to meet the growing demand. Let us come together to build a thriving pickleball community that can enjoy this exciting game for years to come.
For those interested in delving deeper into the data, the 2023 State of Pickleball: Participation & Infrastructure Report is available for purchase on pickleheads.com.
Pickleheads is the leading online platform for pickleball enthusiasts. With a comprehensive database of pickleball courts across the United States, Pickleheads allows players to find courts, organize games, and connect with fellow enthusiasts. Their dedication to providing accurate and up-to-date information has made them an invaluable resource for pickleball players nationwide. https://www.pickleheads.com/
Let’s pickle, Texas!
Music and Culture Icon, Ja Rule, Announces Biggest Tour to Date, ‘The Sunrise Tour,’ Kicking Off in Spring 2024
Legendary Artist Celebrates 25 Years of Making Entertainment History with a Global Tour Starting in the United Kingdom and Ireland
Tickets On Sale Now at Ticketmaster.com
NEW YORK /PRNewswire/ — Legendary rapper, actor, entertainer and entrepreneur, Ja Rule is set to hit the stage for an international tour to celebrate “25 years of Ja Rule” starting in the Spring of 2024. To commemorate his decades long, influential career in culture, entertainment and music, fans can see Ja Rule live on ‘The Sunrise Tour’ which will kick off in the U.K. and Ireland. ‘The Sunrise Tour’ encompasses a momentous milestone, celebrating 25 years since the release of Ja Rule’s groundbreaking debut album, “Venni Vetti Vecci.”
“I’m so hyped to reconnect with my fans across the globe and do what I love most, perform live,” said Ja Rule. “When I released my debut album 25 years ago, I knew it was only just the beginning and that I was put on this planet to make music and entertain. The title of my first album ‘Venni Vetti Vecci’ means ‘I came, I saw, I conquered’ which I have been doing ever since. Get ready Ireland and the U.K.! We have some dope surprises in store! We’re hitting the globe with more dates soon, too!”
The “Put It on Me” Singer has remained hot on the charts decade-after-decade with numerous hits that made the top 20 in the Billboard Hot 100 Chart including various number one hits such as “Always On Time,” “Ain’t It Funny,” “Mesmerize,” and “Wonderful.” And yet, Ja’s name on the Billboard charts doesn’t stop there, as two of his albums, “Rule 3:36,” and “Pain is Love” topped the Billboard 200 album chart, selling over 15 million units worldwide combined. The highly acclaimed artist has been nominated for two American Music Awards and four Grammys. Over the course of his 25 years in music, Ja Rule has attained triple platinum status from The Recording Industry Association of America and has no signs of slowing down anytime soon.
Ja Rule will be joined by top-hit “Knocks You Down” American singer and songwriter, Keri Hilson, Billboard’s Top 100 “You” artist, Lloyd and “Tripple Threat” performer, actress and dancer, MYA as special performing guests on this historic tour.
Confirmed Upcoming Tour Dates and Venues:
- Friday, Mar. 1, 2024 |CARDIFF, U.K. |Utilita Arena Cardiff
- Saturday, Mar. 2, 2024 |LONDON, U.K. | OVO Arena Wembley
- Sunday, Mar. 3, 2024 |BIRMINGHAM, U.K. |Utilita Arena
- Tuesday, Mar. 5, 2024 |NOTTINGHAM, U.K. | Motorpoint Arena
- Wednesday, Mar. 6, 2024 |LEEDS, U.K. | First Direct Arena
- Saturday, Mar. 9, 2024 | LIVERPOOL, U.K. | M&S Bank Arena
- Sunday, Mar. 10, 2024 | NEWCASTLE, U.K. |UPON TYNE Utilita Arena
- Wednesday, Mar. 13, 2024 |DUBLIN, Ireland | 3Arena
- Thursday, Mar. 14, 2024 | BELFAST, Ireland | SSE Arena Belfast
- Sunday, Mar. 17, 2024 |GLASGOW, Scotland | OVO Hydro
The sun rises again for unstoppable, multi-talented Ja Rule, coming off highly successful years for the artist, who immersed himself in launching his own wine label, Rose Vine Cellars, this year in collaboration with Ross Reedy. The release of Red Rose Cabernet Sauvignon is taking the wine market by storm with its 15.4% alcohol content. In his entrepreneurial mindset, Ja Rule developed his live streaming entertainment marketplace, ICONN Media in 2020 which is home to the VIBES concerts, where fans can enjoy electrifying performances and exclusive behind-the-scenes content to their favorite artists, musicians and comedians. He pursues investment ventures, including being a part owner of the Texas Ranchers, along with owning a piece of Major League Pickleball and The National Thoroughbred League.
While known for his success in the music industry, Ja Rule is also an awarded philanthropist, donating proceeds of The Painted House’s “Black is Beautiful” Campaign to select HBCU partners, including Spellman, Morgan State and Morehouse, as well as being awarded the Audacious Award for helping to build a school in Ghana from Pencils of Promise, founded by Adam Braun. He was also honored by the Youth Shelter Program of Westchester for his work helping to keep young boys out of prison.
Limited pre-sale tickets will be available for ‘The Sunrise Tour’ at 9 a.m. GMT on Wednesday, Dec. 6. General ticket sales will begin on Friday, Dec. 8 at 9 a.m. GMT. Pre-sale and general tickets can be purchased at ticketmaster.com. More global dates to be announced in the future.
Follow Ja Rule at @jarule on Instagram and X to stay updated on additional show dates and tour information.
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Pickleball Kingdom Coming to Nashville
NASHVILLE, Tenn. /PRNewswire/ — Pickleball Kingdom is proud to announce an exciting multi-unit franchise agreement in Nashville, Tennessee, with local entrepreneurs Maggie and Dennis Pearson at the helm. Maggie and Dennis, passionate pickleball players, are set to open the first of multiple locations in response to the surging demand for the sport that has captivated the nation.
“Pickleball Kingdom’s expansion into Nashville is a testament to the city’s dynamic spirit and the sport’s growing popularity,” said Rob Streett, Chief Operating Officer of Pickleball Kingdom. “We are thrilled to offer a space where the community can come together to enjoy pickleball, fostering connections and promoting a healthy, active lifestyle.”
The explosive growth of pickleball has created a nationwide movement, with Nashville’s vibrant community at its heart. The Pearsons, known for their community involvement and love for the game, are bringing their dream to life by providing a premier venue for both seasoned players and newcomers to enjoy the sport.
Ace Rodrigues, CEO of Pickleball Kingdom, expressed excitement about the national enthusiasm for pickleball. “The demand for pickleball has reached an all-time high across the country. Our vision is to meet this demand by creating a Kingdom for pickleball lovers, and Nashville is the perfect place to continue this journey,” said Rodrigues.
The Nashville locations will feature state-of-the-art facilities, including indoor and outdoor courts, a pro-shop, and a community space for events and tournaments. By offering clinics, leagues, and open play, Pickleball Kingdom aims to cater to all levels of interest and expertise.
About Pickleball Kingdom: Pickleball Kingdom is the premier pickleball facility provider, offering state-of-the-art courts and amenities to players of all ages and skill levels. With a commitment to fostering community and promoting a healthy lifestyle, Pickleball Kingdom is at the forefront of the sport’s growing popularity.
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About Maggie and Dennis Pearson:
Maggie Pearson is a highly versatile professional with a unique blend of expertise across multiple industries. Drawing on her first degree in Corporate Communications, specializing in advertising, Maggie successfully secured numerous lucrative contracts while serving as a partner in a prominent motion picture catering company.
Dr. Dennis Pearson is a distinguished economist, holding a Ph.D. in Economics from Southern Illinois University, Carbondale. Currently serving as an Associate Professor of Economics and Statistics at Austin Peay State University, he thrives on integrating contemporary business trends, federal and state policies, and their broader impacts on industries and society. His mission is to broaden students’ perspectives and equip them with a comprehensive understanding of the interconnectedness of economics and everyday life.
Maggie and Dennis both enjoy an array of personal interests including reading, kayaking, and skiing. However, nothing ignites their competitive spirit more than pickleball. As avid players, their enthusiasm for the sport and the multitude of opportunities it offers, continues to reach new heights.
SOURCE Pickleball Kingdom
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