#1 Ranked Professional Pickleball Player, Tyson McGuffin, and Top Team Selkirk Athletes to Compete with “Limited Edition” AMPED™ Series Paddles; Limited Quantities Available at Selkirk.com
Tyson McGuffin, the #1 ranked professional pickleball player, in one of the world’s fastest growing sports, will defend his Gold Medal at the US Open Pickleball Championship equipped with a new “Limited Edition” Regal Black & Gold Selkirk AMPED Series Paddle. Selkirk Sport, the leading Pickleball paddle and accessories brand today announced that McGuffin, along with the Company’s elite line-up of top professional athletes and brand ambassadors, will compete with the “Limited Edition” Regal Black & Gold Series during the US Open Pickleball Championships, April 27 – May 4, at East Naples Community Park in Naples, Florida. Limited quantities will be available for purchase at.
Tyson McGuffin; 1977 Wimbledon Doubles Champion, JoAnne Russell and former Top 75 Professional Tennis Player and the 2018 US Open Senior Pickleball Singles Champion, Cammy MacGregor, along with more than 100 Team Selkirk athletes, will compete at the US Open Pickleball Championships equipped with the “Limited Edition” Regal Black & Gold AMPED Series paddle. The innovative AMPED Series, a high performance, Made-in-the-USA line of pickleball paddles, combine revolutionary FiberFlex Fiberglass face technology, a thicker X5 polypropylene core, and a unibody design. Available in five distinct models (Invikta, Epic, Maxima, S2, and Omni) suited for all styles of play, and a series of vibrant color stories, Selkirk’s AMPED Series delivers increased power, precise ball control, and a larger sweet spot – the most critical benefits to maximize performance in pickleball.
In addition to the limited edition paddles, Team Selkirk athletes will be outfitted in special edition apparel highlighted by a women’s performance tank top and a men’s performance shirt in regal black/gold and white/gold color stories.
This news comes on the heels of Selkirk Sport announcing that $300,000 will be available as part of the 2019 Player Incentive pool (a 50-percent increase from 2018) with $77,400 up for grabs for Team Selkirk Ambassadors at the US Open.
For more information on Selkirk Sport, Team Selkirk’s stable of Professional Pickleball Ambassadors and the innovative AMPED Series paddle line-up, including the “Limited Edition” Regal Black & Gold AMPED Series paddle, visit selkirk.com. To follow the Company through social media please visit Selkirk on Facebook at or Twitter @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 is 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. In just three years, Selkirk Sport has become one of the industry’s fastest growing companies, and their paddles are used by many of the game’s premier players, such as Tyson McGuffin, Morgan Evans, Cammy MacGregor, Kaitlyn Christian and a host of others who are premier players and national/regional champions.
About Pickleball: Pickleball was invented by three dads in 1965 as a way to entertain their children during summer. The families resided on Bainbridge Island, Washington. Congressman Joel Pritchard, Bill Bell, and Barney McCallum fashioned handmade equipment and based the simple rules on the existing sports of tennis, badminton, and ping-pong. Unlike Tennis, Racquetball and many other sports, Pickleball has a short learning curve; you don’t need months of lessons to participate in a fun game. It also is less running compared to Tennis. However, at the same time, it can be very competitive and addicting for all ages, as well as an excellent, fun family activity. Pickleball can be played as both singles and doubles game, and can be played inside or outdoors, on a court that uses the dimension of a doubles badminton court, along with a modified tennis net. A Pickleball court is 20’ x 44’ for both singles and doubles. The net is hung at 36” at the ends and hangs 34” in the middle. A non-volley zone – called the Kitchen – extends 7’ back from the net on each side.