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Kate Van Gent started playing Pickleball during the worst of the COVID-19 pandemic because her pilates studio was shut down.  Now she is leading the team to help Pickleball become the official state sport of Washington.

In this episode, we discuss:

  • How Kate went from pilates to Pickleball
  • How the idea for making Pickleball the state sport of Washington came to fruition
  • How a chance meeting propelled Kate into assembling a team to help Pickleball become Washington’s official sport
  • How one of the founders of Pickleball used the sport to develop relationships in the state congress
  • Why the Pickleball court is becoming just as important of a place to do business as the golf course
  • What the business environment is like for Pickleball in Washington

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