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developer 09-06-2021

How many games of pickleball can you play in one day, or even one weekend? At the APP Chicago Pickleball Open, held this past Labor Day weekend, pro pickleball player, Zane Navratil, had “a weekend” to say the least! Navratil won two gold medals in both pro men’s doubles (with partner Altaf Merchant) and pro mixed doubles (with partner Susannah Barr), as well as a silver medal in men’s pro singles (falling to Jay Devilliers). What makes Navratil’s accomplishment impressive is that he played a total of 44 pickleball games in 3 days , which included 14 pickleball games in each of his doubles wins (which were both wins through the back draw, meaning that he and his respective partner had to beat the team out of the winner’s bracket twice to take the gold) and 16 pickleball games in his singles route (plus, don’t forget all of the warm-up play to prepare for each game). That is A LOT of pickleball! Hopefully, Navratil gets a much deserved rest and recovery before his next tournament.

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