Inaugural Father-Son Challenge Debuts at Margaritaville USA Pickleball National Championships
The 2018 Margaritaville USA Pickleball National Championships marked the “first ever” parent-child round robin pickleball tournament. Over 25 teams hit the courts at the Indian Wells Tennis Center to participate in the new and exciting event. Several pros played in the tournament including Marcin Rozpedski and his son Chance.
Marcin is one of the most recognizable players in the sport. A one-time Davis Cup tennis player for his home country of Poland, Marcin played tennis at UCLA under legendary coach Billy Martin. At one point in his pickleball career, Marcin was an astonishing 74-2 in singles. He’s now Sports Director and a tennis/pickleball instructor at the world famous Lakes Country Club in Palm Desert, California. And, passing along his passion for pickleball to his son who showed some athleticism out on the courts.
After the round robin tournament, everyone enjoyed a stone-fired pizza with talk of a bigger parent-child event in 2019. USAPA juniors have both a Facebook page and Web page and they invite you to visit both sites. The web page can be found at www.usapajuniors.org.