With everyone in worldwide lockdown, life has changed. Staying safe at home is the norm and missing pickleball is something we are learning to live with.
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Perched atop the historic Plaza Hotel overlooking Vegas’ famous Fremont St, the Las Vegas Pickleball Open takes the cake as having one of the most unique pickleball venues. Watch this action packed match from the first annual Las Vegas Pickleball Open. Simone Jardim and Kyle Yates take on Sarah Ansboury and Tyson McGuffin in this high level pro match-up. Previously live-streamed during the tournament and with insightful commentary from Dave Benz, Melissa McCurley and Mark Renneson, this match brings the excitement of the Las Vegas Pickleball Open directly to you. Special thanks to Plaza Hotel & Casino for sponsoring this great tournament! Visit their site for more information about this historic venue.
With over 860,000 views, check out the TOP TEN Most Popular Matches on Pickleball Channel. We’re counting down these matches that span multiple years, multiple tournaments and multiple players. These matches are the best of the best and include top players such as Jardim, Yates, Dawson, Weinbach, Moore, Gabrielsen, Ansboury and Rozpedski just to name a few! Binge watch your favorite pickleball players this holiday weekend, and enjoy the incredible athleticism of the sport of pickleball!
Coming in at Number 10 in our countdown, check out this most recent Pickleball Channel release. It’s a spectacular display of women’s pickleball! Check out Stephanie Lane and Vivian Edwards as they take on Cammy MacGregor and Jennifer Dawson in the Women’s 5.0 Skill Doubles 50+ Gold Medal Match at Grand Canyon State Games. This match-up went to three games plus a FOURTH tie-breaker game that showcased these four amazing pickleball players. The score is tied up multiple times, and neither team is willing to give up. Their stamina and skill makes this game one to watch.
This match from the 2015 USAPA Nationals was so popular, that it is still hitting the top ten list all these years later! This impressive Men’s Singles Gold Medal Match was a spectacular nail biter. Pickleball Channel was able to step in and record this amazing match after a rain delay caused some scheduling complications. Marcin Rozpedski and Daniel Moore compete in this intense back and forth match which took three games to hammer out! You won’t want to miss who comes out on top after battling it out with fast moves, strategic shots and massive comebacks!
Pickleball Channel has been pleased to partner with the Minto US Open Pickleball Championships and CBS Sports Network to bring you some great Pro Gold Medal Matches over the years, several of which have hit our top ten list! Coming in at Number 8 is this great Pro Women’s Doubles Gold Medal match. Watch Christine McGrath & Sarah Ansboury face off against Laura Fenton Kovanda & Corrine Carr. Truly some great pickleball gameplay, strategy and competition. See some of the best pickleball play in the world.
The Pro Men’s Doubles Gold Medal Match from the Minto US Open Pickleball Championships is number 7 on our top ten list. This is some great pickleball, and you can enjoy it with commentary from Dave Benz, Melissa McCurley and Brian Staub as well as an interview with the winners. Defending champions Dave Weinbach and Kyle Yates take on Rafael Siebenschein and Matt Wright in this high energy, explosive match. These guys don’t give up, and they fight until the very end for the gold medal.
You won’t know who’s going to win until the bitter end! This match will keep you guessing the whole way through! It’s a tough battle for gold as Gigi LeMaster and Irina Tereschenko take on Christine McGrath and Sarah Ansboury in the 30+ Women’s Doubles Gold Medal Match from the 2017 Minto US Open Pickleball Championships held in Naples, FL. The score is not always close, but both teams find themselves equally on the defense at some point until finally ending in a 3rd game where they pull out all the stops!
This was a pivotal match in the quest for the 2017 Triple Crown! Irina Tereschenko and Lucy Kovalova partner up to take on Corinne Carr and Simone Jardim in the Pro Women’s Doubles Gold Medal Match from the Minto US Open Pickleball Championships. And it’s not only a gold medal that hangs in the balance. Having already won the Pro Singles and Pro Mixed Doubles matches, Simone must pull out this win to get the Triple Crown. She sure has her work cut out for her with such strong opponents! This is some great pickleball, and you can enjoy it with commentary from Dave Benz, Melissa McCurley and Brian Staub as well as an interview with the winners.
Talk about hustle! Coming in at number 4, check out Kyle Yates and Marcin Rozpedski as they duke it out for gold in the Pro Men’s Singles Gold Medal Match at the Minto US Open Pickleball Championships. These guys are all over the court! The first two games are only won by 2 points each, pushing them into a third game that is intense. Don’t miss this one.
Here’s another blast from the past! This popular video showcases a very exciting game from the 2015 Grand Canyon State Games. Justin Rodgers & Dave Weinbach take on Steve Wong & Aspen Kern for the gold medal title in the 5.0 Men’s Doubles category. When you watch it, you can witness for yourself the athleticism and speed that is required to win gold in pickleball!
Two Women’s Doubles partners and Two Men’s Doubles partners shake it all up and play AGAINST one other. Who will win? Well, this match from Grand Canyon State Games goes to three games, and it’s a surprising roller coaster as the two teams battle it out. Check out the fireworks as Sarah Ansboury and Dave Weinbach play against their usual doubles partners Christine McGrath and Kyle Yates in the 19+ 5.0 Mixed Doubles Gold Medal Match from the 2017 Grand Canyon State Games.
This is our most watched Pickleball Channel match of all time! With over 188,000 views, this first ever PRO Men’s Doubles Gold Medal Match from the Minto US Open Pickleball Championships is one for the history books! Dave Weinbach & Kyle Yates compete against Wes Gabrielsen & Daniel Moore in this exciting match that aired on CBS Sports Network. Watch some of the best players in the world play some amazing pickleball.