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Selkirk named official pickleball paddle of highly anticipated PPA Team Championship even at Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas


By Stephen Bass

on Dec 16, 2022

Selkirk to be Represented as Premier and Official Paddle Brand of the Professional Pickleball Association (PPA) Tour’s Most Anticipated and Final Event of 2022.

Event to be Aired Live and Exclusively on ABC in Unprecedented Exposure for Selkirk, PPA Tour, and sport of pickleball.

Las Vegas, NV December 16th, 2022 – Selkirk continues its support for the Professional Pickleball Association (PPA) Tour becoming the official paddle sponsor at perhaps the most important pickleball event of the year. The bubly Team Championships presented by MGM Rewards will take place at the famed Las Vegas Strip at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino from December 16-18th and will bring a new audience and celebratory atmosphere to America’s fastest growing sport. The unique team-based format and national live broadcast exposure make this a landmark event for pickleball. Like many who visit Las Vegas, Selkirk couldn’t wait to get in on the action. 

 “We are thrilled to continue our great partnership with the PPA Tour, and we are excited to be the official paddle for this sensational event”, said Mike Barnes, Co-Founder and Co-CEO of Selkirk Sport. “2022 has been a momentous year for our paddle innovation and involvement with the professional game. Having our paddles and brand represented at the highest level this weekend is a great way for us to conclude an awesome year and build into 2023”, added Rob Barnes, Co-Founder and Co-CEO of Selkirk Sport.

Selkirk will be represented on-site with championship court and podium backdrop signage at the event. Additionally, viewers can keep an eye out for Selkirk features in the Tennis Channel’s coverage of the semifinals on Saturday, December 17th, as well as ABC’s coverage of the championship Sunday on December 18th at 1 p.m. ET/10 a.m. PT. The official paddle brand of the event can also be seen in action in the hands of the electric Selkirk pro Tyson McGuffin, who will be competing with the Vanguard Power Air Invikta paddle for a slice of the $125,000 prize pool. 

The PPA Tour landing in Las Vegas, a globally recognized crossroads of sport and entertainment, is a testament to pickleball’s flourish and its passionate community of players. Over 1,000 amateur players will make their way to the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino to compete in the tournament and take in the action from the world's top players. 

“We are delighted to have Selkirk as the official paddle of this one-of-a-kind team PPA event”, said CEO of the PPA Tour Connor Pardoe. “It makes us proud to work with a brand that shares our deep passion for pickleball as well as a belief and active role in its growth”. 

As the official paddle of the 2022 bubly Team Championships presented by MGM Rewards, Selkirk continues to support the PPA Tour and its world class athletes. It’s a safe bet that this event will be one for the books…perhaps the only safe bet in Las Vegas!

About Selkirk Sport

Selkirk Sport, a Made-in-the-USA Manufacturer of Pickleball paddles and accessories, is a family-owned and operated company based in Hayden, Idaho, located in the shadows of its namesake, the Selkirk mountain range. Founded in 2014, Selkirk Sport was born off a passion for sport, as well as the great western outdoor leisure lifestyle that was afforded to the Company’s founders, Rob and Mike Barnes, along with their father Jim, who is Selkirk’s production manager. Backed by the philosophy of always pushing the limits, Selkirk Sport is committed to manufacturing products that deliver the highest performance with unmatched quality and service.  As part of their early success, Selkirk Sport was the very first Pickleball manufacturer to offer an unprecedented lifetime warranty on its high-performance products. And, to meet the demands of the game’s premier professionals, the Company developed low-profile edgeguards that are lightweight and extremely durable. Selkirk Sport has become one of the industry’s fastest growing companies with paddles used by many of the game’s premier players, such as Tyson McGuffin, Parris Todd, Dylan Frazier, Mary Brascia, Maggie Brascia, Wesley Gabrielsen, Cammy MacGregor, and a host of others who are premier players and national/regional champions. 


ABOUT THE PPA TOUR

The Professional Pickleball Association is the professional tour for the sport of pickleball, organizing events and rankings for the top male and female pickleball players in the world and awarding over $2.5 million in annual prize money. With more than 20 events in 2022 at world-class facilities like the Linder Family Tennis Center in Cincinnati and the Darling Tennis Center in Las Vegas, the PPA Tour is the premier provider of professional and amateur events. The PPA Tour’s broadcast partners include FOX Sports, Tennis Channel, CBS Sports, and ESPN. Founded in 2018 and based in Salt Lake City, Utah, the PPA Tour provides an unparalleled experience for all, inviting players to compete and “play where the pros play,” as well as offering unrivaled venues, food/beverages, live DJ entertainment, VIP experiences, giveaways and games, pro player meet-and-greets, shopping, vendors, and more. For more information, go to www.ppatour.com.

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