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Selkirk Pickleball Pro Tyson McGuffin Throws First Pitch at Arizona Diamondbacks Game

By Kyle Whatnall

on Apr 13, 2023

"Pickleball Night" Takes Chase Field By Storm

On a beautiful evening at Chase Field in Phoenix, Arizona, top-ranked professional pickleball player Tyson McGuffin made a special appearance to throw out the first pitch at the Arizona Diamondbacks Major League Baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers. The exciting event took place during "Pickleball Night," a celebration of the rapidly growing sport that has taken the nation by storm.

In the hours leading up to the game, fans were treated to a pop-up pickleball court set up right outside the front gates of the stadium. This unique opportunity allowed attendees to test out their skills with Selkirk paddles and experience the fun of pickleball firsthand. Enthusiasts and newcomers alike had a blast trying their hand at the sport, generating excitement and anticipation for the main event.

Fresh off of his outstanding performance at the Selkirk Red Rock Open in St. George, Utah, where he secured two gold medals, McGuffin took to the pitcher's mound with confidence and poise. Wasting no time, he delivered a fastball straight down the middle, showcasing his incredible athleticism and versatility as a sportsman. The crowd roared in approval as McGuffin's pitch signaled the start of an exhilarating game between the Diamondbacks and the Brewers. 

 The collaboration between the Arizona Diamondbacks and the pickleball community demonstrates the growing popularity of pickleball in the United States. Once considered a niche sport, pickleball has steadily gained traction and is now played by millions of people across the country.

"Pickleball Night" at Chase Field not only highlighted the achievements of Tyson McGuffin, but it also served as a reminder of the sport's accessibility and appeal. With events like this, it's clear that pickleball's future is brighter than ever.

The success of "Pickleball Night" and Tyson McGuffin's memorable first pitch are testaments to the growing relationship between pickleball and mainstream sports. As the popularity of pickleball continues to soar, fans can look forward to more exciting events and collaborations in the future.

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