The Florida Sun Shines on the US Open Pickleball Championships
Women ’ s Doubles Pro Champions : Christine McGrath hits a cross-court dink as opponent Corrine Carr gets ready .
One day in October of 2014 , Terri
Graham took notice of the rapid developments going on in pickleball . As the Business Director of Indoor Racquet Sports for Wilson Sporting Goods , she knew a thing or two about sport trends and business opportunities .
Upon completing months of research , Graham gave notice to Wilson in January ( and agreed to stay on until August ,
2015 ). Her plan was to showcase what she calls the “ first major professional‐only tournament brackets ” that would be displayed on national television .
She explained , “ We wanted to model our event after tennis ’ U . S . Open . This
Men ’ s Doubles 19 + Champions : Wes Gabrielsen and Daniel Moore .
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Chris Evon and Terri Graham
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