Dave Weinbach
USA

Highlighted by back-to-back US Open Men’s Pro Doubles titles in 2016-7, Dave “The Badger” Weinbach is one of the most celebrated players in the sport of pickleball. Holder of 125 medals since he started playing the sport nearly ten years ago, Dave is also one of the game’s leading ambassadors traveling throughout the country and sharing his “pickleball love” through his use of clinics and lessons. “I was first introduced to pickleball in Surprise, Arizona at Sun City Grand when my parents moved there from Wisconsin in 2008,” said Weinbach. I was hooked immediately as I enjoy outdoor racquet sports and the socialness along with the entertainment value was extremely appealing.”

A resident of Madison, Wisconsin, Dave is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin and is currently President & CEO of Weinbach Investment Management LLC. Dave’s family are also avid pickleball players, reflected in the fact that he constructed a court in their backyard two years ago so wife Dina and their boys, Jake, Ryan and Sam can dink and volley till all hours of the night. “We just all love this sport so much and I really enjoy reaching out and teaching the game to so many who want to pick up a paddle and start playing. So far, I have conducted clinics in 20 of our states and hope to eventually reach all 50 at some point in time.”

Weinbach is an 8-time US Open Champion, 7-time USAPA Nationals Champion and winner of an incredible 90 gold medals in official competition. His enthusiasm for the sport is unquestioned. “The amazing growth of our sport is only going to accelerate as people get introduced to the game. Pickleball is unique in that anybody can play and it’s very easy to get started as you don’t have barriers to entry. There are new courts going up every month all over the USA. To host Nationals at a world-renowned venue like Indian Wells shows how far we have come as a sport. A year from now, we are going to have 10 million players in the great game of PICKLEBALL!”