There were so many great pickleball matches at the 2018 Minto US Open Pickleball Championships!  If you didn’t get a chance to watch the live streams on our Facebook page, while they were happening, you can now enjoy the impressive matchplay that took place on the Zing Zang Championship Court from multiple age levels.  

WOMEN’S DOUBLES 25+ GOLD MEDAL MATCH: This match went to three games as Christine McGrath and Sarah Ansboury competed against Lucy Kovalova and Irina Tereschenko for the coveted gold medal.  The first two games were tight, intense matches and the winner finally came out on top during the third game with speed and power. Watch this one to see what is needed to play competitive pickleball at this huge event!

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hqdefault2Check out the Pro Women’s Singles gold medal match from US Open this year! Simone Jardim and Lucy Kovalova vie for the gold medal in the Women’s Singles Pro Gold medal match at the 2018 Minto US Open Pickleball Championships.This game is a great display of smart pickleball, and it includes commentary by Pickleball Channel’s Rusty Howes and his guest, pro pickleball player Alex Hamner. Alex points out examples in the game of great strategic pickleball including mixing up your game and not giving your opponent what they want so that you can be the one controlling all the points. It’s a great learning opportunity as well as a compelling pickleball game!

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