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John Gill on Pickleball's Olympic Ambitions and Explosion in Australia - Future of Pickleball on SelkirkTV


By Paul Olson

on Aug 09, 2023

In the newest episode of The Future of Pickleball Show on SelkirkTV, we embark on a captivating journey with John Gill. This episode with special guest John Gill of the World Pickleball Association is an exploration into the depths of pickleball's present and a glimpse into its exhilarating future on the global stage.

0:38 - Introduction to John Gill 🥷

We set the stage by unveiling John Gill's background, understanding his foundation in the sport and what drives him to be an influential figure in the pickleball community.

4:11 - The Pioneering Role of World Pickleball Association 🏓

John walks us through his involvement with the World Pickleball Association (WPA) and its pivotal role in fostering international collaboration and advancing the sport globally.

6:20 - The Aha Moment: John's Pickleball Discovery 👀

How did John Gill stumble upon pickleball? What sparked his passion? We delve into the backstory of his introduction to the game and how it transformed his trajectory.

9:16 - G'day Pickleball! The Australian Scenario 🇦🇺

Pickleball has taken Australia by storm. John discusses the meteoric rise of the sport down under, the challenges faced, and the exciting developments bridging the gap to a global audience.

12:54 - The Olympic Ambition 🙌

The dream of many: Pickleball in the Olympics. We explore the ongoing efforts and the challenges faced by the Pickleball Olympic Committee.

16:18 - International Unity in Pickleball 🤝

John emphasizes the importance of unity in the sport, highlighting collaborative efforts to standardize and promote pickleball worldwide.

20:48 - John's Vision: The Road Ahead 🔮

Tapping into John's visionary perspective, we discuss what the future holds for pickleball and the milestones he hopes the sport will achieve.

25:10 - Australia's Global Contribution to Pickleball⁉️

Lastly, we discuss how Australia, with its unique pickleball landscape, can contribute and elevate the sport's position on the world stage.

To watch the complete episode and many other Selkirk TV original shows, podcasts, lesson series from the pros, and much more, download the Selkirk TV app HERE.

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