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Pro Doubles Day

Posted on March 1, 2021 by under Hobbies, Travel.    

Saturday was men’s and women’s pro doubles day. It was a really long day. The guys started playing at 8 AM and didn’t finish until almost 10 o’clock in the evening. Saturday was also the day that I played mixed and even though I didn’t do well in my event I had a lot of fun spectating. We also got a ton of great pics.

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Here are a couple of pics from my mandatory player orientation for mixed doubles on Saturday. This is how they start all of the events.

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Karen, Chandi, Krista, and I with our #1 female pickleball idol, Lucy Kovalova.

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Karen and I also got pics with Dayne Gingrich (left) and Dave Weinbach (right).

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And also with our favorite men’s doubles team, the #WichitaBoys aka #TeamModel aka #TeamEurope — Patrick Smith (in white) and Jocelyn Devilliers (in blue).

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I also got some awesome pics courtside. This is team Waters, Leigh (left) and daughter Anna Leigh (right).

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Kyle Yates and Matt Wright — this is the first time I’ve seen them play together again since the Franklin Pickleball Masters pickleball invitational tournament at Chicken N Pickle almost two years ago.

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Lucy and Simone, who I like to call team #Lucimone, are the most dominant women’s doubles team and super fun to watch.

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#TeamSelkirk’s Tyson McGuffin and Riley Newman.

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The #CaliforniaBoys DJ Young and Callan Dawson pictured below both play for #TeamProkennex.

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#TeamUtah’s Tyler Loong and Spencer Smith were so much fun to watch.

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Our #WichitaBoys in action — Pat in white and Jocelyn in blue.

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Chandi and Krista made a Jocelyn sandwich to keep him warm.

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Arizona gets really cold at night. Pat was nice enough to let us borrow his clothes to keep warm. Karen got his pants and I got his pullover jacket. Jocelyn also let Karen borrow his hoodie. Our boys are the sweetest.

Though I didn’t do well, it was a very successful tournament day for the Wichita crew. Lucy and Simone took gold in women’s pro doubles and Jocelyn and Pat took silver in men’s pro doubles. It was totally worth sitting in the freezing cold to watch.

More from the PPA Arizona tournament next time. Until then GNG.

Related Stories

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  • Women’s Doubles Day on February 27, 2021
  • Pickleball with #TeamModel on June 21, 2020
  • The Franklin Pickleball Masters on October 18, 2019
  • Jonny Show at Chicken N Pickle on July 25, 2020

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