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Tom Webb's Wild Ride from Formula 1 Racing to Pickleball - Future of Pickleball on SelkirkTV


By Paul Olson

on Jun 07, 2023

Welcome to our deep dive into "The Future of Pickleball Show" Episode 19, featured on SelkirkTV. In this episode we get to know Tom Webb, Chief Marketing Officer of the Association of Pickleball Professionals (APP).

0:45 - Tom Webb: A Multi-Sport Maven

Diving into Webb's dynamic background, the episode explores his contributions to a diverse range of sports, including cricket, rugby, soccer, F1, and Redbull. His sports marketing journey serves as a compelling prologue to his newest passion, pickleball.

5:54 - The Confluence of Webb and Pickleball

Here, Webb narrates his personal encounter with pickleball, showcasing the magnetic appeal of the sport and how it found a special place in his life.

9:03 - Intersport: An Influential Catalyst in Pickleball's Rise

The episode shifts to Intersport, a leading entity in the sports industry. The hosts delve into how this organization is playing a pivotal role in the progression and expansion of pickleball.

11:23 - The APP: Weaving the Fabric of Pickleball

Just over eleven minutes in, the conversation highlights the Association of Pickleball Professionals (APP) and its substantial role in the pickleball community. The significance of the APP's events and its overall influence on the sport is discussed.

14:50 - The Excitement of APP Events

As we approach the 15-minute mark, the anticipation and thrill of participating in an APP event are detailed. A glimpse into what participants and spectators can expect from these competitions is shared.

18:22 - The Power Partnership: APP and Intersport

At 18:22, the burgeoning partnership between APP and Intersport is dissected. The collaboration is presented as a major force driving the sport's visibility, accessibility, and overall growth.

21:11 - Tom Webb's Love for Pickleball

At this timestamp, Webb shares what he loves about pickleball and why he's so passionate about the sport. This section of the episode gives a personal touch and shines a light on Webb's infectious enthusiasm.

27:30 - The Exponential Rise of Pickleball

Finally, Webb draws attention to the dramatic increase in pickleball players since 2012, emphasizing the sport's staggering growth in popularity and participation.

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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