Historic First - Professional Pickleball TV Broadcast!
by pickleballfun on May 17, 2016
On Friday, May 20 @ 7 pm EST and again on Monday, May 23 @ 7 pm EST, millions of viewers will have the chance to watch professional pickleball on TV! This is the first time professional level pickleball competition is getting widespread national TV coverage. The CBS Sports Network is a cable channel with over 50 million subscribers. Will these viewers be inspired to find a court and play? We think so! Pickleball is ready to explode and we are excited to be a part of this community.
You can make a difference. The more people who watch the show, the more frequently CBS will rebroadcast it. Let’s all watch the show and help pickleball enter into the mainstream! Invite your friends over to watch the show together or organize a viewing party at your local sports bar.
CBS will be paying close attention to the reaction to this broadcast. If the viewership is high and they get positive feedback, they will be more inclined to re-broadcast the show again and again. Consider writing and letting CBS know you want to see more pickleball on TV. Here's the address:
51 W. 52nd Street
New York, NY 10019-6188
Need help finding the CBS Sports Network channel? DIRECTV (channel 221) carries CBS Sports Network in its Choice Extra package while Dish Network (channel 158) carries CBS Sports Network in its America’s Top 200 package. A few cable operators have placed CBS Sports Network on a sports tier. Click here for the Channel Finder.
In celebration of this historic event, we’ve made it easier than ever to start playing with our 'Paddles Under $50' collection—now’s the time to encourage friends and family onto the courts. Be sure to tune in and enjoy the games!