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Selkirk Sport Partners with the Directors’ Club of America in Multi-Year Deal

April 26, 2023

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Partnership between pickleball’s leading equipment brand and community of racquet sports & hospitality professionals to span across equipment, educational pickleball resources, and more.   

April 26, 2023 – Selkirk Sport, the industry-leading pickleball brand and equipment manufacturer, is proud to announce a strategic partnership with the Directors’ Club of America, an exclusive community of racquet sports and hospitality industry leaders. This collaboration aims to educate, communicate, and illustrate the continued path to success in pickleball across the racquet sports and hospitality sectors.

Selkirk Sport is renowned for its lifetime paddle warranty and extensive lineup of premier pickleball products, including paddles, balls, and nets. The company boasts the deepest roster of sponsored professional pickleball athletes and a wealth of entertaining pickleball media content, making it the ideal partner for the Directors’ Club of America. The partnership will bring together the best minds in pickleball, racquet sports and hospitality to offer Members of the Directors’ Club top-of-the line pickleball paddles, apparel, and content. 

Mike Barnes, Co-Founder and Co-CEO of Selkirk Sport, expressed excitement about the partnership, stating, "By joining forces with the Directors Club of America, we can combine our expertise to help our industries grow and evolve. This partnership will not only support the rapid growth of pickleball but also inspire exciting new intersections between hospitality and pickleball for clubs across the United States."

The Directors’ Club of America is a national platform for General Managers, Directors, professionals, and amateur players alike in the racquet sports industry to gain insights, enhance their knowledge, and create pathways to success through a network that is like no other. The Directors’ Club of America brings world-class workshops, speakers, and resources to its partnered country clubs and members across the country. With Selkirk Sport as their trusted partner, the club is poised to help, inspire, and secure additional pickleball-related opportunities for the best in the industry.

 For more information on Selkirk Sport please visit and to follow the Company through social media, please visit Selkirk on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram @SelkirkSport.

About Selkirk Sport:

Selkirk Sport, a Made-in-the-USA Manufacturer of Pickleball paddles and accessories, is a family-owned and operated company based in Hayden, Idaho, located in the shadows of its namesake, the Selkirk mountain range. Founded in 2014, Selkirk Sport was born off a passion for sport, as well as the great western outdoor leisure lifestyle that was afforded to the Company’s founders, Rob and Mike Barnes, along with their father Jim, who is Selkirk’s production manager. Backed by the philosophy of always pushing the limits, Selkirk Sport is committed to manufacturing products that deliver the highest performance with unmatched quality and service.  As part of their early success, Selkirk Sport was the very first Pickleball manufacturer to offer an unprecedented lifetime warranty on its high-performance products. And, to meet the demands of the game’s premier professionals, the Company developed low-profile edgeguards that are lightweight and extremely durable. Selkirk Sport has become one of the industry’s fastest growing companies with paddles used by many of the game’s premier players, such as Tyson McGuffin, Parris Todd, Dylan Frazier, Mary Brascia, Maggie Brascia, Wesley Gabrielsen, Cammy MacGregor, and a host of others who are premier players and national/regional champions. 

About Directors’ Club of America: 

The Directors’ Club is an exclusive community of Industry Leaders with the sole purpose to educate, communicate, and illustrate the continued path to success in the Racquets and Hospitality Industry. Through online networking events, workshops, guest speakers, classes, and video libraries, our members will share knowledge, solve problems, and reach higher levels of success together. The greatest leaders gain knowledge through experience. Failure, persistence, passion, dedication, and an unwavering work ethic lay the foundation for success. The Directors Club provides a platform for driven, like-minded professionals where leaders share their failures,successes, and advice to help each other succeed. Gain everything you need to excel, move forward, and achieve more from those who are doing it with you.The Directors’ Club provides a national platform for General Managers to gain a better understanding of the racquets industry, for Directors to enhance their knowledge, and for Professionals to gain a pathway toward success. It is to help, inspire, motivate, and secure opportunities for the best in our industry.

Media Contact:

Selkirk Sport Public Relations - Kyle Whatnall -

Directors’ Club -

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