How CityPickle Turned NYC to a Pickleball Hotspot - Future of Pickleball on SelkirkTV
Episode 29 of the Future of Pickleball Show on SelkirkTV shines a spotlight on innovation, community-driven growth, and the transformative power of pickleball. Lydia Hirt, known as @lydia.pickleball, takes us on a journey through her pivotal role in CityPickle, a game-changing initiative in the world of pickleball.
0:30 - Lydia Hirt's Trailblazing Background 👀
We kick off the interview by delving into Lydia's background. Discover how her passion for the sport has driven her to create pathways to expand pickleball.
2:54 - Temporary Courts: A New Frontier in the Northeast ❓
Lydia discusses the concept of temporary courts and their potential to bolster pickleball's growth in the northeastern region. It's an idea that holds promise for cities grappling with space constraints.
3:55 - The Birth of CityPickle at Central Park's Wollman Rink ⛸️
The inspiring story behind CityPickle's creation at Central Park's Wollman Rink is a highlight. Lydia shares the challenges faced and the creativity that went into making pickleball a new sensation in such an iconic location.
6:30 - CityPickle's Exciting Expansion 🏓
From its beginnings, CityPickle has grown, and the plans for expansion are thrilling. Learn about the broader vision and the steps being taken to introduce pickleball to new communities.
11:02 - The Mission: Making Pickleball Accessible for All 💯
Lydia outlines CityPickle's mission statement, emphasizing inclusivity and accessibility. Their goal is not just about playing pickleball; it's about fostering a community that unites people.
19:56 - Lydia's Vision: The Future of Pickleball 🔮
Lydia shares her visionary outlook on pickleball's future, reflecting on the impact of initiatives like CityPickle and how the sport can continue to evolve and thrive.
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