Sports & Recreation

The Pickleball Show

Curtis Reese and his guests dive into all things related to the fast growing sport of Pickleball.

Gene Click

Over 25 Years in Sr. Level management, Gene found his way to Pickelball at his church in 2014 in OKC, who recently added a National Pickleball League team! He is the Director at the LARGEST pickleball venue at over 40 Courts OASIS PICKLEBALL , In Rockwall TX. Also, Gene is the Director of Oklahoma City Pickleball Operations! Amazing Father of amazing kids and husband! His commitment to the sport is unsurpassed, with over 160 paddles that he owns!!

Will Segraves

Director of Racquet Sports Kalamazoo CC 25 yrs in the Industry, which includes: Tennis , Platform Tennis and pickleball 4 yr tennis letterman at Augusta University 9 state tennis titles between 2 of his sons

Lynn Cherry

The Lynn Cherry of Pickleball Fire Podcast talk about the industry. Her story and journey are truly amazing. She has had tons of guests from players to teaching professionals, to authors of books on pickleball. Oh yeah, she was the FIRST person to interview me as a fellow podcaster.

Michelle Knipp Cornish

Owner of Pickleball ParadiseTX HEAD USPTA TEXAS DIVISION PICKLEBALL TESTER, PTR, IFP & USPTA Certified Tennis Instructor

Rick Witsken

Managing Partner-National Pickleball League, LLC CEO Team Witsken Tennis and Pickleball, LLC Top Ranked Senior Pickleball Player, just to name a few Just a good dude pickleballing . Amazing passion for Pickleball..

Mark Milner

A possible stunt double or twin of Matt Hasselback Sr. Pro-Champion Pro Pickleball Player 27 years of owner-teaching pro of North Cascades Athletic Club, Omak WA Tyson McGuffin Signature Camp instructor Husband, dad of four kids, love the outdoors, back country skier, back packing in the PNW. Have a listen.

JD Dixon

Grew up in Elk City, OK. Where he had an outstanding jr career beginning at the age of 12. After he graduated from Southwestern Oklahoma State University. JD moved on to compete in racquetball. Finally, he made his way to pickleball in 2021 and is competing with some of Dallas' finest players. Last but most importantly, JD is committed to promoting : The 9th Annual Wounded Warrior Pickleball Shoot Out March 25, 2023 Wagon Wheel Tennis and Pickleball Facility. Coppell Tx

Kay Seamayer

Mentored in the sport of Pickleball by Pickleball Hall of Greatness. Dom " POPS" Greco, Actively playing the Super Senior Pickleball Professional tourneys. Author and musician, and finally an actual Granny Globetrotter.

Matt & Dalton Hanlin

D1 Singles All American and All-Time winningest Husky for the University of Washington Top 400 ATP player Practice partner to Serena Williams, Tommy Haas, Marcelo Rios, Petr Korda, Michael Coached Zach Svajda from 2 yrs old to 2 x U18 National Champion and US Open 1st rd win Owner of Impact Activities - Pickleball and tennis mgmt company at 6 facilities in Tx and Cali 113 tennis courts, 64 pickleball courts USPTA Manager, Organization, Facility of the Year USPTA National Community Service recipient

Kevin Klabunde

Selkirk Player/Rep Tennis Industry veteran of 22 years representing the following companies: Head/Penn (5 years), Wilson (3 years), Babolat (7 years), and Yonex (7 years) Graduated w/business marketing degree in 1991 and had no clue what to do (loved tennis and was lucky he saw and ad in Sand Diego Tribune saying “Tennis Anyone” - they gave him a phone, samples, and 12 states to call on in 1992 with Forten Racquet Sports – small start up selling strings, grips, accessories mainly to colleges & high schools Hall of Fame Tennis – UC Riverside, MVP 1990 when they finished #3 in country 1989 Rolex Regional Doubles Champ, 1990 Rolex National Finalist, 1990 Ojai Doubles Champion

Joe Sullivan

A Coppell TX, native. Ranked in the state for Champs and Supers. Now a 5.0 Pickleball player in Southern California with a story of why he chose the sport. Great listen..

"Mean" Gene DeVito

This guest has had decades of tennis instruction in Connecticut, and is so good looking, he had an actual article published about his super new look! Lastly, he might be related to Danny? Kiddin.. Oh yeah, he also runs pickleball THE Courtside Kitchen, in crazy Fort Worth!! GENE DEVITO

Shane Johnson

A two-time college All-American tennis player.. Rockwall High School tennis legend. He is frequently mistaken for Agassi…. and President Owner Matchpoint Resorts... Lastly, and most importantly, Director of Racquet Sports at Water Color Tennis, SHANE JOHNSON

Amy Yarbrough

This guest was very, very tough to tie down... I mean it took about forever and day?? to get her. Finally!!! She's a National Women's Doubles Champion and is a Baylor Bear! Texas' own... 5.0 Sponsored HEAD Player and much more... AMY YARBROUGH!!

Guga Congalves

Director of Racquet Sports. Brook Hollow Country Club. Former ITF National level player, Platform Tennis extraordinaire. Just to name a few accolades.

Jamie Elliott Shuey

With 3 amazing Eagle Scout sons, Medaling in the jr olympics, Wheelchair Pickleball Champion MOST importantly not letting Cancer win... Wait, she's a former member of the Screen Actor Guild??? Jamie Elliott Shuey!! Cmon let's listen...

Laura and Mark Kemp Chicken N Pickle

Think you know Chicken N Pickle? You will now! Laura and Mark Kemp of Chicken N Pickle Grapevine (January 2023!! ). Their journey to TX and C & P is amazing. Grab a seat and air buds!!! Enjoy.

Ben Paquette

This guest.. Wow! Such a journey to pickleball. Director of Pickleball at Brookhaven Country Club, Pickelball commentator, National champion.. Just listen..

Carlos Aguirre

Director of racquets sports at Stonebriar CC. Very passionate Director in Frisco TX. Carlos was a stand out JR and competes regularly in Pickelball and has fast growing JR adult programming.

Steve Nolan

Director of Racquet Sports Spring Park Tennis Club.. His knowledge of Dallas tennis dates back for decades. As a certified Pickleball professional, he is leading the charge to implement the sport at his club. Steve O Nolan!!!!!

Seymour Rifkind

Boundless passion for pickleball, Olympic Gold Medal coach, Founder International Pickleball Teaching Professional Association, World Pickleball Federation President.. just to name a few accolades. AMAZING guest/ mentor. "Cmon lets LISTEN!!! "

Daniel de la Rosa

Number 1 racquetball player in the world CHECK! Top 10 pickleball player currently CHECK! Signature Vulcan paddle CHECK!! He has a Wikipedia page, too.. Yes.. DANIEL DE LA ROSA

Kevin Mark

Former CO State college kicker , Fellowship of Christian Athletes TX President turned Major League Pickleball pro. And much much more. Kevin Mark is on the show!! Just listen ..

Jarret Chirico

Director of Racquet Sports Royal Oaks CC Many awards and certifications But his Passion for Pickleball tells it all. Have a listen

Billy Freer

THE Billy Freer, is a South African tennis star that made it to Wimbledon and several other professional tennis tournaments.. He has been the Director of Racquet Sports at Brookhaven, since 1991. He talks employing me for 10 years, AND oh yeah . Tennis , Pickleball and Racquetball industry .. Viva Dallas Pickleball!!

Charlotte Rivera

Who can name this person? She has a few achievements: Ambassador to Pickleball, APA, assisted in getting the TX Open to DFW, National Pickleball Champion.. Yep. Charlotte Rivera

Scott Golden

Yes, The “ GOLDEN BOY” of Pickleball. Scott Golden, professional pickleball tour player , talks via live from his club in Woodfield country club, Boca Raton FL. Have a listen!!

Geoff Hedges

Former college player in GA, turned director of Racquet at Multiple private clubs, including Big Canoe GA currently. Talks playing and teaching all things Pickle !!!

Dave Fleming

Amazing local tennis player turned a Pickleball player commentator for Tennis Channel / Pickleball Central Have a listen!!

Lucia DiGiacomo

She’s smart, she’s driven AND she’s the Vulcan Sports Pickleball Rep and player. Take a seat and listen.

With The Nickname "Doomsday" how can you not want to listen?

Dennis Reese, May Dad, is joining mw. To talk family and pickleball!!

“Dom” Greco & Arch T Wheeler From KC

“Dom” Greco Dallas’ own Pickleball professional in studio with Arch T Wheeler from KC. Grab a cold one… and enjoy

Zoltan Papp

The Hungarian tennis professional with a funny name and amazing story !! And a 2004 national championship with Baylor men's tennis team!! Have a listen

AJ Chabria

Digital Marketer, podcaster, writer, and broadcaster in the racquet sports industry. Local Dallas phenom!!

Corbin Gapski

Former Mascot, Corbin Gapski became the Territory Manager in Texas for Diadem Pickleball to put a flare in the pickleball space. Instagram: @DiademSportsTexas explores building a brand in Texas.

Craig Bell

Craig Bell, currently is the Director of Racquet Sports at Bent Tree Country Club in Dallas, Texas. He enjoys all sports, especially pickleball which he started playing at the ripe old age of 55.