We are family-owned Located in the beautiful Northwest,
overlooking the Selkirk Mountains where we have chosen to name our business after the reflection and the influences this region has.
Selkirk Sport is the brainchild of Mike, Rob, and Jim Barnes. Two brothers and a father embarked on their dream to create the market leader in pickleball paddle innovation and technology. Together with their families, the Barnes have strived to embody the core principals they have rooted into their business mission: uncompromising quality. Not only does this apply to delivering the foremost in creative excellence through high-performance equipment, Selkirk Sport strives to improve the pickleball community as a whole. We establish and promote the genuine integrity of the family-oriented, close-knit community that is at the heart of pickleball. As we promote the sport, we redefine the way the world views pickleball and inspire every generation to participate.
Vp of product + Relationships
The eldest Barnes brother, Rob is a father first to his two beautiful
children, Riley and Annie. His wife Lauren, affectionately called “Rob’s Lauren”,
works closely with the team. Together, they embrace family values based on their own
traditional upbringings. Rob has become the visionary of the brand with his constant ability to find the best materials,
designs, and technology; constantly striving to continue the “no compromise” quality of Selkirk. As Vice President of Relations,
he ensures our gear and paddles are available to communities and facilitates a close working relationship with our sponsored Pros. He sees to it that all players, both recreational and professional,
have the opportunity to play their best with only the best.
VP of OPERATIONS
The younger Barnes brother, Mike is a true entrepreneur at heart. As Vice
President of Operations, he takes seriously the process of building and maintaining
the Selkirk name. His role entails working behind the scenes by managing the day to
day administrative and fine-tuning system details, as well as executing marketing
strategies and handling the hiring process. His role is perfect for his work
philosophy centered on the principle of “doing.” He still prioritizes family time,
taking his little girl, Ava, on daddy-daughter dates and helping his beautiful wife
Lauren, affectionately called “Mike’s Lauren,” raise their infant son Wyatt. She
also helps Mike with his Selkirk duties.
VP OF PRODUCTION
When Jim is not being an active father and grandfather to his family, he is busy leading
the manufacturing side of Selkirk as Vice President of Production. Jim brings his life
experience and fortified work ethics to the brand. He is meticulous in the development
of each phase of production and ensures that each paddle is truly a high-performance
premium paddle. He is always researching new ways to amplify paddle quantity and
maximize production efficiency without sacrificing quality. He is truly living his
dream: getting to work side by side with his children building the best brand in