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In this episode, I talk with Mike Hoxie from Pickleball Is Great, which is a company running Pickleball tournaments all over the United States.  Mike discusses how he started running tournaments and his journey to having a company with multiple tournament directors.  He is also partnering with the Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) by hosting a series of tournaments called the road to the AAU junior Olympics.

Show Notes

In this episode we discuss:

  • How Mike first started running Pickle tournaments
  • The challenges involved when he started running the Pickleball tournament for the state games of Oregon
  • Who recommended that Mike start his own company to run tournaments in the Northwest
  • When Mike decided to leave his day job to run Pickleball tournaments full time
  • How COVID-19 impacted tournaments in 2020 and expectations for 2021
  • Why Mike is partnering with the AAU
  • How Mike and his other tournament directors make the events player friendly
  • What it takes to run multiple tournaments in different locations on the same weekend
  • How Mike’s previous experience in retail management helps him to run quality events
  • His future plans for running tournaments beyond 2021

Mentioned in the Show

Pickleball is Great

Pickleball Tournaments.com

AAU

Armor Paddles

Selkirk Paddles

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