Danny Wuerffel, 1996 Heisman Trophy Winner; Sherri Steinhauer, LPGA Major Champion & 4-Time US Solheim Cup Winner, and JoAnne Russell, 1977 Wimbledon Doubles Champion, Headline Pickleball Showcase Events
Hayden, ID- As the popularity of pickleball continues to surge, and as country clubs, golf resorts and municipalities integrate the emerging sport into their line-up of activities, Selkirk Sport (Booth #3281), the leading pickleball brand today announced they will be exhibiting at the 2023 PGA Show, January 25-27 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida.
As part of their programming, Selkirk Sport will lead a series of pickleball exhibitions and clinics on the pickleball court built on the PGA Show exhibit hall floor (Booth #3287). The signature event is the Pickleball Celebrity Exhibition, presented by Selkirk Sport, featuring Danny Wuerffel, 1996 Heisman Trophy winner; Sherri Steinhauer, LPGA Major Champion & 4-Time US Solheim Cup winner, and JoAnne Russell, 1977 Wimbledon Doubles Champion, on Wednesday, January 25th from 1:00pm– 3pm (ET). Upon retiring from their respective sports, each of these former world-class athletes has embraced pickleball to fulfill their competitive spirit.
Selkirk Sport, a family-owned business based in Hayden, Idaho, is at the forefront of Pickleball’s surge in popularity, all while driving growth through product innovation, market leadership, philanthropic initiatives, Selkirk TV, Professional Tour sponsorship, professional player sponsorships, and the Company’s elite line-up of brand ambassadors. The Company also has an established presence in the golf industry, serving as an Official Partner for Troon.
“While we continue to see exponential growth of pickleball at both the professional and recreation level, the intersection of golf and pickleball is especially exciting,” said Mike Barnes, Co-Founder & Co-CEO, Selkirk Sport. “Supporting the golf industry by exhibiting and hosting Pickleball programming at the PGA Show is a natural next step as the demand for pickleball at golf facilities worldwide increases.”
To complement the exhibition match, Mark Renneson, one of the most respected pickleball coaches in the world, will be hosting a series of clinics on Thursday, January 26th. Renneson, the founder of Third Shot Sports and Pickleball Coaching International, travels across North America offering fun, fast-paced and highly practical clinics to players of all ages and levels of skill. Additionally, Parris Todd, who recently captured the Triple Crown (Gold in Women’s Pro singles, Women’s Pro doubles and Women’s Pro mixed doubles) at the APP Sunmed Punta Gorda Open will also be on-site on Thursday, January 26th participating in clinics.
Selkirk’s collection of products on display is highlighted by the VANGUARD Power Air, a next generation pickleball paddle engineered with advanced materials, establishing a new industry standard for premium paddles. Power Air integrates a wealth of innovations led by the Air Dynamic Open throat, a demonstrably different functional design element that delivers optimal airflow for faster swing speed and improved ball control, combined with ThroatFlex technology which extends dwell time on the paddle to enhance overall power and consistency. Additional features include Aero-DuraEdge Edgeless Technology, an impact-resistant blend of composites and polymer promotes a larger sweetspot and ProSpin+ NextGen Micro Texture technology features a longer-lasting spin surface providing unparalleled consistency, and increased spin, while ensuring players can more efficiently shape and control their next shot.
Additionally, AvaLee by Selkirk, pickleball’s first and only paddle and performance-wear brand designed exclusively by women, for women, will be on display at the PGA Show. AvaLee is an innovative brand that meets the needs of modern women everywhere by integrating high-performance court fashion with comfort, quality, and wearability.
Today, Selkirk Sport boasts the deepest roster of “Gold Card” Professional Pickleball Association (PPA) and Major League Pickleball (MLP) Tour Professionals, highlighted by Tyson McGuffin, Catherine Parentau, Parris Todd, Mary Brascia, Maggie Brascia, Dylan Frazier, James Ignatowich, Travis Rettenmeier, and many more of the sports’ biggest names.For more information on Selkirk Sport please visit www.selkirk.com 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 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. 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.