From the Pickleball Channel…
This past week the Andy Roddick Foundation held a fundraiser for the organization and the activity everyone was focused on was PICKLEBALL! Andy Roddick, world champion tennis pro, was there himself and played pickleball for the first time.
He was ranked number 1 in the world in 2003 when he won the US Open Grand Slam championship title. Playing professional tennis for 13 seasons Andy Roddick was ranked Top 10 in the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) for 9 years in a row. Retiring in 2012, Andy spends time supporting his philanthropic efforts based out of Austin, Texas. This particular event, supported by the ASK Charitable Foundation, raised funds to meet the goals of ARF which aims to enrich the lives of children outside the classroom.
Amer Delić, friend of Andy’s and tennis pro as well, and top pickleball players from around the country, like Scott Moore and Kyle Yates, showed up to support the event wholeheartedly. The USAPA, represented by Christine Barksdale, showed their support as well and was excited to bring pickleball to the Austin, TX community.