April 2, 2018 -

McGuffin, Christian Win Pickleball Tournament in California


HAYDEN, Idaho – Selkirk Sport, a leading manufacturer of high performance Pickleball paddles announced that Team Selkirk members, Ty McGuffin - the defending National Champion - and professional tennis player Kaitlyn Christian - who acted as Emma Stone's tennis double in the film “Battle of the Sexes” - both captured victories at The Lakes Spring Fling Pickleball Tournament at the Lakes Country Club in Palm Desert, CA.  

McGuffin, the top ranked player in the world captured the men’s singles 5.0 Division, while Christian, a newcomer to the professional pickleball circuit captured the women’s singles 5.0 division. Both players were equipped Selkirk Sport’s innovative AMPED Series Pickleball Paddles, which are currently used by many top professional players around the world. Each respective model features Selkirk Sports’ proprietary FiberFlex Fiberglass face and X5 Polypropylene core technology, offering enhanced performance capabilities for today’s professional and advanced Pickleball players.

“Team Selkirk tournament victories validate the performance attributes of our new and innovative AMPED Series paddle line,” said Rob Barnes, Product Manager, Selkirk Sport.  “Since capturing his first National Championship Ty has been playing at such a high level and to complement his outstanding performance, Kaitlyn has been making incredible strides as a top level newcomer to Pickleball.” 

In addition to the multi-victory weekend, Team Selkirk member/coach Morgan Evans, the Director of Pickleball and a Tennis Professional at Shadow Mountain Resort in Palm Desert, CA., enjoyed another victory from the sideline, serving as McGuffin’s coach.  On the court, Evans finished in 3rd place in the Men’s Doubles 5.0 Division alongside partner Marcin Rozpedski.

For more information, visit www.selkirk.com.