Selkirk Sport and CityPickle Announce Partnership to Fuel Pickleball Growth in New York | Sports Destination Management

Selkirk Sport and CityPickle Announce Partnership to Fuel Pickleball Growth in New York

Sep 11, 2023

Selkirk Sport, the leading pickleball brand and paddle manufacturer, is thrilled to announce a partnership with CityPickle, New York City’s premier pickleball club. 


Fueled by a mutual goal of fostering the growth of pickleball at all levels of play, the partnership aims to elevate the sport’s presence and further cultivate a vibrant, inclusive pickleball community in New York. 


As part of the collaboration, Selkirk Sport and CityPickle will introduce a co-branded limited-edition pickleball paddle. Based on Selkirk’s new EVO 2.0 paddle line, the co-branded paddle is USA Pickleball-approved and showcases the New York City skyline on the paddle face. 


Selkirk Sport was also named the official pickleball partner of CityPickle at the renowned Wollman Rink for the remainder of the 2023 season. Aside from renting one of the venue’s 14 courts, guests can attend clinics, participate in open play and even host a cabana party in which they may enjoy food and drinks from Great Performances, one of NYC’s premier catering companies, in their own courtside lounge.


Events powered by Selkirk Sport at the historic Central Park venue will offer pickleball players access to top-of-the-line equipment and paddles, including the co-branded paddle. 


“We are thrilled to partner with CityPickle and contribute to the growth of pickleball in New York,” said Mike Barnes, Co-CEO and Co-Founder of Selkirk Sport. “This collaboration aligns perfectly with our mission of creating exceptional products and experiences that inspire and empower pickleball enthusiasts. We look forward to working closely with CityPickle to bring the joy of pickleball to even more New Yorkers.” 


Committed to removing barriers to the sport, CityPickle offers community play, where players of all skill levels are encouraged to face off against other community members at a reduced cost. The $5 entry fee includes an hour of open play and a paddle rental, allowing everyone to enjoy the sport with top-notch equipment, including the new co-branded paddle. 


“We’re delighted to partner with best-in-class Selkirk to ensure the highest quality pickleball paddles and equipment are available to all players at CityPickle,” said CityPickle Co-founders Mary Cannon and Erica Desai. “With our commitment to making pickleball accessible to as many New Yorkers as possible, it’s our priority to make sure participants of our community play and nonprofit partners have the tools they need to fully embrace this fun sport.” 


To enhance the expertise of its team, CityPickle employees will receive specialized training from a professional pickleball coach, powered by Selkirk Sport. The training will equip CityPickle staff members with the necessary knowledge to provide further exceptional guidance and support to its visitors. 


The co-branded paddle is available for rental and purchase at CityPickle Wollman Rink. 

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