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developer 11-01-2021

The PPA Championship held in Las Vegas, Nevada, did not disappoint. Without the typical faces in Championship Sunday (for instance, Ben Johns was missing from all of the finals, which is a first), we were able to see some other familiar faces compete for the championship. Notably, it was great to see the Newman siblings (Riley and Lindsey Newman) back on the pickleball court, as sister, Lindsey, has played less pickleball tournaments this year. The Newmans put on a strong showing, taking home the silver medal in pro mixed doubles. The Newmans lost to a relatively new pairing in Jessie Irvine and Jay Devilliers. In fact, Jessie Irvine, along with her pro women’s doubles partner, Catherine Parenteau (more on her above in point #6), each took home double gold medals in the event. However, the hardest thing to watch over this tournament weekend was seeing one of the greatest of all time, Simone Jardim, have to withdraw from the pro women’s doubles bracket due to a lingering injury. This should serve as a reminder to take care of yourself on and off the pickleball court, as well as to enjoy every minute you are out there, because you never know what can happen. Join us in sending Simone a lot of positive vibes for a quick recovery!

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