Tyson Mcguffin


 

BIO

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 Accomplishments

 

Year of 2019

Tournament of Champions

  • SILVER - Men's Singles
  • BRONZE - Mixed Doubles

Minto US Open Championships

  • GOLD - Men's Singles Open
  • GOLD - Mixed Doubles Age 30+
  • GOLD - Men's Doubles Age 30+

>International Indoor Pickleball Championships

  • GOLD - Men's Singles Open
  • SILVER - Men's Doubles Open
  • BRONZE - Mixed Doubles Open

The Lakes Spring Fling

  • GOLD - Mixed Doubles Skill Groups 5.0
  • SILVER - Men's Singles Skill Groups 5.0

Florida Grand Slam

  • SILVER - Mixed Doubles Open

Hawaii Open Pickleball Championships

  • GOLD - Men's Doubles Open
  • SILVER - Men's Singles Open

 

Year of 2018

2018 Margaritaville USA Pickleball National Championships

  • GOLD - Men's Skill/Age Doubles 4.0/4.5/5.0 5.0:19+
  • GOLD - Men's Open Singles
  • GOLD - Men's Skill/Age Singles 5.0:19+
  • SILVER - Mixed Skill/Age Doubles 4.0/4.5/5.0 5.0:19+
  • BRONZE - Mixed Doubles Open

Las Vegas Pickleball Open

  • SILVER - Mixed Pro Doubles

Tournament of Champions 2018

  • GOLD - Men's Doubles Open Pro
  • SILVER - Men's Singles Open Pro

2018 Coeur d'Alene Classic

  • GOLD - Men's Doubles: 5.0 - 19+

Engage Golden State Championships

  • SILVER - Men's Pro Doubles
  • SILVER - Mixed Pro Doubles

Triple Crown

  • SILVER - Men's Doubles Open

Grand Rapids BEER CITY OPEN Pickleball Championships

  • SILVER - Men's 5.0 Doubles
  • SILVER - Men's 5.0 Singles

SoCal Summer Classic

  • GOLD - Men's Singles Open
  • SILVER - Men's Doubles - Open (Pro)
  • SILVER - Mixed Doubles - Open
  • BRONZE - Men's Doubles - Age Group 19+

International Indoor Pickleball Championships

  • GOLD - Men's Singles Open

2018 Atlanta Open

  • GOLD - Men's Singles Open Pro
  • SILVER - Mixed Doubles Open Pro
  • SILVER - Men's Doubles Open Pro

Minto US Open Pickleball Championships

  • GOLD - Men's Pro Singles
  • SILVER - Mixed Doubles Age 25+
  • SILVER - Men's Doubles Age 25+
  • BRONZE - Men's Doubles Pro

The Lakes Spring Fling

  • GOLD - Men's Singles Skill Groups 5.0

2018 Inland Northwest Spring Pickleball Classic

  • GOLD - Men's Doubles Pro

 

Year of 2017

Florida State Pickleball Championship

  • GOLD - Men's Singles Pro
  • SILVER - Men's Doubles Pro

2017 USAPA National Championships

  • GOLD - Open Men's Singles
  • SILVER - Men's Age/Skill Singles 19+:5.0,4.5

Yakima Fall Pickleball Classic

  • GOLD - Mixed Doubles Open
  • BRONZE - Men's Doubles Open

Tournament of Champions

  • SILVER - Men's Singles Pro - Open

2017 Coeur d'Alene Classic

  • GOLD - Men's Doubles Skill Groups 5.0
  • SILVER - Mixed Doubles Skill Groups 5.0

Pickleball Zone Bend Pacific Northwest Tournament

  • GOLD - Men's Singles Pro

2017 Pickleball Canada National Tournament

  • SILVER - Men's Singles Open
  • SILVER - Men's Doubles Open

HEART OF THE COUNTRY in Walla Walla

  • GOLD - Men's Doubles Skill Groups 5.0
  • SILVER - Mixed Doubles Skill Groups 5.0

International Indoor Pickleball Championships 2017

  • GOLD - Men's Singles Open
  • SILVER - Men's Doubles Open

Brigham City Memorial Tournament PPF Rocky Mountain Championships

  • GOLD - Men's Singles PPF Pro
  • SILVER - Men's Doubles PPF Pro

The Lakes Spring Fling

  • BRONZE - Men's Singles Pro

2017 Yakima Pickle Classic

  • GOLD - Men's Singles Skill Groups 5.0
  • GOLD - Men's Doubles Skill Groups 5.0
  • SILVER - Mixed Doubles Skill Groups 5.0

Cascade Cougar Classic

  • GOLD - Men's Singles Skill Groups 5.0
  • SILVER - Men's Doubles Skill Groups 5.0

 

Year of 2016

3rd Annual Timberhill Winter Blast

  • SILVER - Men's Doubles Open

USAPA Nationals VIII

  • SILVER - Men's Singles 19+
  • SILVER - Open Men's Singles

Tournament of Champions 2016

  • BRONZE - Men's Singles Masters - Open

2016 Coeur d'Alene Classic Pickleball Tournament

  • GOLD - Men's Singles Skill Groups 5.0
  • BRONZE - Men's Doubles Skill Groups 5.0

SoCal Summer Classic

  • GOLD - Men's Singles Open

International Indoor Pickleball Championships 2016

  • GOLD - Men's Singles Open

2016 Shamrock Shootout

  • SILVER - Men's Singles 5.0

Cascade Cougar Classic

  • SILVER - Men's Singles Skill Groups 5.0

 

Year of 2015

1st Annual Coeur d'Alene Summer Pickleball Classic 2015

  • GOLD - Men's Singles Skill Groups 4.5