Sunday, May 21 at 10 a.m.—RUTLAND—Mucho-Dean-Aero Productions, a leader in aviation adventure and marketing events announced that its Sarasota-based pilot and pickleball addict, Dean Matt will attempt to set the World Record for Fastest Time to Play a Game of Pickleball in all 48 Contiguous States.
The World Record attempt will be held May 1-26, 2023 and will start and end at Dolphin Aviation, Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport (SRQ).
The 48-48-48 pickleball challenge will be at the Rutland Racquet Club on May 21 at 10 a.m.
“This World Record attempt, we will showcase the tapestry of who and where pickleball is played across the United States,” said Shannon Yeager, Sarasota pickleball player.
Dean Matt plans to play in private clubs, “entertainment” establishments, public courts, private country clubs, stadiums “where the pros play,” private residences….even on an airport tarmac. Along his 26-day journey, he will play local “picklers” celebrities, pickleball professionals and team owners (from the sport’s major leagues including APP, PPA, and MLP), media figures, mayors, and even a governor or two.
Matt hopes the tour will also help showcase the local fast-growing pickleball community. It is estimated that about 38 million people have played pickleball in the last year, making it one of the fastest-growing sports ever.