Tyson Mcguffin


TeamSelkirk Advisory Staff Member, Tyson McGuffin, 29, is a four-time Grand Slam Gold Medalist in Men’s Open Singles, 4x National Champion, and recently won his first Grand Slam in Men’s Open Doubles at the 2018 Tournament of Champions. McGuffin, a former competitive tennis player is now one of Professional Pickleball’s most accomplished and recognizable players. In fact, he is the #1 ranked Singles player and #4 ranked Men's Doubles player, according to the World Pickleball Federation. Tyson’s currently traveling on the Professional Pickleball tour and playing events sanctioned by the USA Pickleball Association, the sports’ governing body.

A natural athlete, McGuffin grew up in Lake Chelan, Washington, in a family that was into wrestling in a huge way, as his father was a high school wrestling coach. While wrestling was his main sport growing up, he found tennis at a later age and took up the game competitively at the junior college level after passing up on a wrestling scholarship. While continuing to play competitively, McGuffin eventually became a tennis instructor, before being introduced to the sport of Pickleball at a local YMCA. While initially struggling with the fast-paced game, he eventually parlayed his tennis skills into becoming a competitive player. While new to the sport, McGuffin turned turned pro within 6 months of playing, and his success was immediate as he was able to take bronze at TOC and silver at the USAPA Nationals in men’s open singles his 1st year of turning pro. Today, when he is not traveling to play on the professional Pickleball circuit, McGuffin serves as a USPTA, IPTPA, and PPR certified instructor for LevelUp Pickleball Camps.

KEY ACCLOMPISHMENTS

 

2019

 

Minto US Open Championships

Men's Singles Open

Mixed Doubles Age 30+

Men's Doubles Age 30+

 

International Indoor Pickleball Championships

Men's Singles Open

 

The Lakes Spring Fling

Mixed Doubles Skill Groups 5.0

 

Hawaii Open Pickleball Championships

Men's Doubles Open

 

2018

 

Margaritaville USA Pickleball National Championships

Men's Skill/Age Doubles 4.0/4.5/5.0 5.0:19+

Men's Open Singles

Men's Skill/Age Singles 5.0:19+

 

Tournament of Champions

Men's Doubles Open Pro

 

Coeur d'Alene Classic

Men's Doubles: 5.0 - 19+

 

SoCal Summer Classic

Men's Singles Open

 

International Indoor Pickleball Championships

Men's Singles Open

 

Minto US Open Pickleball Championships

Men's Pro Singles

 

The Lakes Spring Fling

Men's Singles Skill Groups 5.0

 

2018 Inland Northwest Spring Pickleball Classic

Men's Doubles Pro

 

2019

 

Tournament of Champions

Men's Singles

 

International Indoor Pickleball Championships

Men's Doubles Open

 

The Lakes Spring Fling

Men's Singles Skill Groups 5.0

 

Florida Grand Slam

Mixed Doubles Open

 

Hawaii Open Pickleball Championships

Men's Singles Open

 

 

2018

 

Margaritaville USA Pickleball National Championships

Mixed Skill/Age Doubles 4.0/4.5/5.0 5.0:19+

 

Las Vegas Pickleball Open

Mixed Pro Doubles

 

Tournament of Champions 2018

 Men's Singles Open Pro

 

Engage Golden State Championships

Men's Pro Doubles

Mixed Pro Doubles

 

Triple Crown

Men's Doubles Open

 

Grand Rapids BEER CITY OPEN Pickleball Championships

 Men's 5.0 Doubles

Men's 5.0 Singles

 

SoCal Summer Classic

Men's Doubles - Open (Pro)

Mixed Doubles - Open

 

2018 Atlanta Open

Mixed Doubles Open Pro

Men's Doubles Open Pro

 

Minto US Open Pickleball Championships

Mixed Doubles Age 25+

Men's Doubles Age 25+

 

 

2019

 

Tournament of Champions

Mixed Doubles

 

 

International Indoor Pickleball Championships

Mixed Doubles Open

 

 

2018

 

2018 Margaritaville USA Pickleball National Championships

 Mixed Doubles Open

 

Las Vegas Pickleball Open

Mixed Pro Doubles

 

SoCal Summer Classic

Men's Doubles - Age Group 19+

 

Minto US Open Pickleball Championships

Men's Doubles Pro