PickleballCentral loves all its customers, especially our new walk-in customers.
Patrick Cantor walked in one Saturday afternoon and tried out some paddles on our new indoor pickleball court. He purchased a Magnum Graphite Stealth paddle and came back a couple of weeks later with his wife. She selected a pink Graphite Z5 paddle. The third time Patrick visited he bought a PickleNet Portable Net System and said he would be taking it with him on his next trip to the Philippines!
Here’s Patrick’s Pickleball to the Philippines story:
I came to the U. S. as a 5-year-old when my parents immigrated to the United States on work visas. I grew up in the Renton area and started playing pickleball around the time I finished high school. After I started college, I played at the University of Washington.
After 20 years, I’m playing pickleball again. I’ve found Pickleball to be an “addictive” sport, in the good habit-forming sense of the word. It is a way to stay in shape and be social with friends who also like to play. Just before I went on vacation, I bought 4 wooden paddles and a badminton net to use in the Philippines. Before I introduced Pickleball in the Philippines, no one knew about it. When I showed my friends how to play, they picked it up pretty fast. Here are a couple of pictures that show the court being set up.
I travel to the Philippines every year. The net system I bought this month will go with me on my next trip.
Thanks, Patrick, for sharing your story with us. We love hearing about how pickleball is taking over the world. ;) Anna