the dink is your source for all things pickleball. You’ll find feature stories, product reviews, player profiles and insights from around the world of pickleball.
the dink pickleball store has best pickleball paddles from top brands like HEAD Pickleball, Selkirk Pickleball, Prince Pickleball, Onix Pickleball, Franklin Pickleball and more, as well as FILA Pickleball shoes and apparel. Play how the pros play! Our wide selection of professional pickleball paddles are chosen by the world’s best pickleball players like Ben Johns, Simone Jardim, and Lucy Kovalova. Looking for pickleball paddle recommendations? Check out our Pickleball Paddle Buying Guide. Official store of the Professional Pickleball Association (PPA Tour).
How It All Started - the dink pickleball
“I recently wrote an essay for MBA school about how our family’s discovery of pickleball has brought all three generations back onto the court together. I stated that my short-term career goal was to build the largest pickleball community in existence, allowing pickleball to bring millions more together, like it did our family. Clichés aside, I love the game and recently launched the dink. media site, starting with a newsletter, to bring a fresh voice into the sport.”
– Thomas Shields, Founder, the dink.
“As an old tennis player with a brand-new knee, I’m crazy about pickleball; the nuances of the game, the long points followed by screaming and laughing (I’m on the excitable side), and the social and family benefits. As a fellow pickle player, you know exactly what I mean. And you’d probably agree that pickleball is the perfect sport for our times. My company, Fromuth, has been in the racquet sports business since 1978, selling to teams, clubs and pro shops in every state. We’ve been in pickleball since the beginning, and now we can go direct to you!”
– Pat Shields, Owner of Fromuth Racquet Sports
As a result, together we launch thedinkpickleball.com. stories. gear. intel. To entertain, educate, and outfit you.
We are excited to partner with the Pro Pickleball Association and Fila on the PPA Tour in 2021. Fila is a major brand that recognizes that the pickleball market wants products made for pickleball players. Our pop-up stores will be in 14 cities this year following this tour. Check out the PPA Tour website for dates and cities. They deliver a luxury pickleball experience. When you play in a PPA tournament, you play where the pros play. And wait until you see the Fila collection…finally, one for us!