Santa Monica Pickleball Center with LA Tennis Pros Jon Neeter and Julio Rivera

Pickleball CHIX Pickleball Podcast

Jul 19 2023 • 42 mins

Santa Monica Pickleball Center with LA Tennis Pros Jon Neeter and Julio Rivera

Bring me the next shiny new thing. The pickleball CHIX are obsessed with America's fastest growing sports pickable. Get ready for on and off the court hot topics, lots of last cocktails and champagne with your hosts, Annie and Rebecca.

In this pickleball podcast episode the pickleball CHIX tour the hottest pickleball club in LA, the Santa Monica Pickleball Center with with LA Tennis Pros Jon Neeter and Julio Rivera. The duo invested over $400,000 in America's fastest growing sport. Their Open House in the Spring of 2023 was a big hit with more than 400 people attending.

The new facility provides four new lighted outdoor pickleball courts and 2,000 square feet of retail space which offers the largest inventory of pickleball equipment in all of Los Angeles.

Because Pickleball is the fastest growing sport, celebrity participation is also on the rise. Enthusiasts include Leonardo DiCaprio, Will Ferrell, Stephen Colbert, Kelly Roland to name a few. Jamie Foxx produces his own line of pickleball paddles that is now sold at The Santa Monica Pickleball Center.

The Santa Monica Tennis Center has also had dozens of celebrity visitors including Britney Spears, Matt Damon, Owen Wilson, Michael Keaton, Dustin Hoffman, Christian Bale, and Blake Griffin and the owners have given private lessons to celebrities like Kate Hudson, Hilary Swank, Lance Armstrong, and several others.

We also talk about Major League Pickleball and the National Pickleball League. It's a fun show, please join us. Meet the National Pickleball Team.

Today’s “Word of the Day”

"paddle" in honor of our guests at Santa Monica Pickleball Center's great wall of pickleball paddles

Today’s In the Kitchen Cocktail

Our Mixologist, Ron from Harbor Wines and Spirits in Mound, Minnesota crafted a the "Spicey Viking Pickle", and Rebecca couldn't help but add to the name, the "Spicey Viking Pickle Paddle"

Ingredients


Let's get started with the tour of the hottest pickleball club in LA!

Located off Wilshire and 25th...

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