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It’s funny that Kyle Yates, who is in his mid twenties, feels old in the Pickleball world.  But he has already accomplished so much in the sport both at the professional level and in the business aspect of the game.  Kyle definitely has a passion for the game and it comes across in the interview.  He also talks about how to make it difficult for your opponent and the importance of a having a game plan.

In this episode we discuss:

  • Why Kyle, who is in his mid twenties, feels old in the Pickleball world
  • Why he didn’t think Pickleball was a legitimate sport when he started playing 10 years ago
  • When Kyle first believed there was the potential for him to become a professional Pickleball player
  • How Pickleball is a family affair for the Yates and a fun fact about Kyle’s success playing tournaments with them
  • The only thing he likes more than Pickleball
  • The other professionals Kyle has trained and their success in the game
  • What it takes to win a the professional level today and what the game needs to truly become a spectator sport
  • How to make it difficult for your opponent and why you don’t need to hit amazing shots
  • The importance of having a game plan and an example of what that means

Mentioned in the Show

PB 1965

Paddletek Bantam EX-L

Kyle’s Facebook page

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