From downhill ski racing to playing Division I Basketball at Davidson College, Carolyn has been competing in sports her entire life. After discovering tennis as an adult, she figured that was the only lifetime sport she would ever need. Enter pickleball. When people say pickleball is addictive -- they weren't kidding and in Carolyn's case -- she happily gave up her full time job at a technology company to build pickleball resources for the pickleball community.
In 2009, Tyler was first exposed to pickleball through his high school team sports class, where he would stay after school for hours competing with some of his closest high school friends. After a few years of inactivity, he was introduced to the Athens Area Pickleball Association community, where, in 2014, his passion for the sport was reignited. Today, he is a competitive player with a keen appreciation for all that the pickleball community has to offer--friendship, competition, and much, much more.
As 5.0 level mixed doubles partners, we both have a love for the sport and its community. Throughout our travels across the southeast, while playing in tournaments, we found ourselves always asking local pickleball players for recommendations for how to best experience the city we were visiting.
When we travel, we want to experience cities like we live there — uncovering the BEST places to play pickleball, delicious places to eat, sweet places to stay and the best things to do on our visit. We want to visit and play like a local.
With the support of the pickleball community, we are curating local knowledge to deliver pickleball hubs across the US so that anyone visiting has access to this information.
Enter Pickleball Insider — a beautiful & easy to use platform that serves the greater pickleball community with the resources to find the best of the best when they travel so they, too, can visit & play like a local!
In July 2019 we launched a pickleball lifestyle clothing and accessory company called Pickleball | Eat. Sleep. Play. Prior to that, we have both worked for small businesses undergoing extreme growth phases, allowing us to take on a number of roles and responsibilities. Through the growth, we have both been key and contributing factors in the development of websites, marketing initiatives, and brand development.
On a pickleball court, of course. Short story: I beat him. He won gold. I wrote a note. Ask us about the rest of the story when you see us on the courts . . .
In the mean time, we hope you enjoy Pickleball Insider — our next great adventure within the pickleball community.