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I have been working on getting more women on the Pickleball Fire podcast. And today, I have Chris Evon and Terri Graham, who in 2015 left their jobs at Wilson Sporting Goods and founded the U.S. Open Pickleball Championships.

In this episode, we discuss:

  • Why Chris and Terri left Wilson Sporting Goods
  • How their experience in racquetball translated to founding the U.S. Open Pickleball Championship
  • What were some of the most giant curve balls in starting and running the tournament
  • Why Terri and Chris decided to host the tournament in Naples, FL, and how the venue improved over the years
  • What makes the U.S. Open special, and how you can compete in it

Photo by Bruce Yeung; IG: @yeungphotography

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