Description: Ryan Trefry is the Director of Pickleball at Bell Bank Park in Mesa, AZ. He runs the 41 court facility that has hosted tournaments for both the APP and PPA Tour. We talk about pro tour drama and what the next move is in the pickleball chess match. Ryan runs some of the biggest amateur tournaments in the country and knows what separates the pros from the pretenders. He is setting up Bell Bank Park to be a leader in youth pickleball with opportunities to compete and train.
1:30 The Challenge USA, watch it, then rewatch it
6:14 Ryan Trefry’s So Cal Roots and OG Pickleball
10:37 The Tyson Apostol Open at Bell Bank Park
13:10 Pickleball’s debut at the Maccabiah Games
14:32 PPA Selkirk Labs Showdown vs MLP Newport
20:19 Room for growth in professional sponsorship
27:17 Haters will say its fake, they need to see the speed in person
32:10 What’s the next move in pro tour chess?
41:09 Definition of a ‘pro’ pickleball player
48:17 Let’s add a verification check mark to DUPR
50:10 Building youth pickleball at Bell Bank Park
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