41 episodes

On “PicklePod”, Thomas Shields and Tyson Apostol deliver an entrée of updates from around the Pickleball World. Some would say it’s a “Picklers” dream podcast with the duo’s loud and unfiltered insights commentating on the good, the bad, and even the ugly sides of the sport as Pickleball undeniably rockets towards mainstream adoption. They are in the know, frequently attend the sports biggest events, and regularly communicate with the Pros. Weekly rotating topics, guests, tournament recaps, Pickleball pop-culture, player strategies, and more. No comment or topic can breach the PicklePod Non-Valley Zone, everything is in play. It’s on the PicklePod or it didn’t happen. Thomas Shields is the Founder Of “The Dink Pickleball” Media company and Tyson Apostol is a 4X Survivor TV show contestant, Gamma, Fila, & PicklePlay partner, and the #1 pickleball personality in the world.

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    • 4.8 • 80 Ratings

On “PicklePod”, Thomas Shields and Tyson Apostol deliver an entrée of updates from around the Pickleball World. Some would say it’s a “Picklers” dream podcast with the duo’s loud and unfiltered insights commentating on the good, the bad, and even the ugly sides of the sport as Pickleball undeniably rockets towards mainstream adoption. They are in the know, frequently attend the sports biggest events, and regularly communicate with the Pros. Weekly rotating topics, guests, tournament recaps, Pickleball pop-culture, player strategies, and more. No comment or topic can breach the PicklePod Non-Valley Zone, everything is in play. It’s on the PicklePod or it didn’t happen. Thomas Shields is the Founder Of “The Dink Pickleball” Media company and Tyson Apostol is a 4X Survivor TV show contestant, Gamma, Fila, & PicklePlay partner, and the #1 pickleball personality in the world.

    Major League Pickleball Has Become Reality TV w/ Special Guests Mary & Maggie Brascia

    Major League Pickleball Has Become Reality TV w/ Special Guests Mary & Maggie Brascia

    Description: Tyson and Thomas are both on vacation but no one is having a better summer than Mary Brascia. She and sister Maggie join the PicklePod to talk Major League Pickleball, recent victories, siblings double strategy and paddle weights. Tyson helps Thomas navigate the dating apps and pitches a new pickleball reality show.
     
    Show Notes:
    3:59 The Brascia sisters enter the chat
    9:17 Someone is a big fan of ‘unscripted TV’
    11:32 MLP is pure entertainment and the drama is just beginning
    16:17 One sister drags the other into pickleball
    21:00 It’s been a Mary Brascia summer
    24:41 Tyson’s starting a paddle weight database
    28:39 How to play doubles with your sibling
    32:13 The art of weighting a paddle
    35:30 The Pickleball Bachelor coming this fall
     40:34 Chemistry is key for MLP


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    • 49 min
    Parris Todd's PicklePod Debut

    Parris Todd's PicklePod Debut

    Description: APP Champion, PPA Champion, and MLP Champion, Parris Todd, joins the PicklePod. We talk about partner relationships, fashion, cryptocurrency, and Todd’s recent takeover of the world of pickleball. There are a lot of deals in the works for this former tennis star, including landing some real estate. Will TX or FL be the next big move? Don’t miss your chance to win Free Selkirk Paddles For Life!
     
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    Show Notes:
    7:16 APP vs PPA relationship
    11:57 Early elite tennis career influenced childhood
    13:44 ‘Waisted’ brand women’s streetwear entering pickleball activewear
    26:07 Grandma knows best - it’s pickleball over tennis
    30:20 A Parris Todd pickleball paddle could be on the way
    34:22 Parris takes over the interview
    38:10 The Major League Pickleball experience
    41:47 Tyson is repping pickleball on ‘The Challenge’
    43:54 Who’s the best players you’ve seen singles and doubles
    48:22 Don’t be afraid to take a step off of the kitchen line
    56:32 LA Open, Newport Beach, then off to Florida



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    • 1 hr 2 min
    Kyle Yates Explains How to Master the Speedup

    Kyle Yates Explains How to Master the Speedup

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    • 7 min
    Battle of the Tours with Rob Nunnery

    Battle of the Tours with Rob Nunnery

    Description: Rob Nunnery crashes the PicklePod to talk PPA Orange County Cup and the Tennis Channel broadcast. The boys brainstorm a battle of the tours team event between the top players on the APP and PPA Tour. A nudist pickleball colony has caught everyone’s attention and we get into some old fashioned paddle talk.
     
    Show Notes: 
    3:02 Tyson’s surprise game with the Waters
    9:05 Pickleball on Tennis Channel. How the heck do you watch Tennis Channel?
    13:02 Rob Nunnery is back by popular demand
    17:37 Fan of the wide frame camera?
    19:34 Ideas to improve the viewership experience
    25:18 Weekend results JW and Parris Todd take titles
    31:51 Who can break the specialization mold
    34:13 Battle of the Tours an all-star showdown 
    42:35 Get your DUPR ready
    51:55 Live podcast recording from the nudist colony
    1:00:28 PaddleGate continues with an anonymous letter



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    • 1 hr 12 min
    Collin Johns On Why He Plays Pickleball Different Than Anyone Else

    Collin Johns On Why He Plays Pickleball Different Than Anyone Else

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    • 12 min
    MLP Owner/Player Travis Rettenmaier Recaps the Most Exciting Event of the Year

    MLP Owner/Player Travis Rettenmaier Recaps the Most Exciting Event of the Year

    Description: The only Major League Pickleball owner/player Travis Rettenmaier joins the pod. Once ranked #57 in doubles tennis, Rettenmaier has one of a kind perspective on the state of pickleball. We go deep on his MLP experience and how a 20-12 lead in the finals slipped away. 
     
    Show Notes: 
    11:09 Welcome Travis Rettenmaier
    15:17 Bad coaching in the MLP Finals?
    16:09 MLP Format - Good for Drama, Bad for Gambling
    21:57 Tyson’s Solution to the format dilemma
    27:31 Florida Smash owner Travis Rettenmeir elects to retain Travis Rettenmaier
    38:47 This is how you earn the name ‘Dirtbag’
    46:57 The Rettenmeir quinceañera: an MLP coming out party
    49:01 Go ahead, buy ‘em all, the next wave is coming
    56:07 The bet for world’s number 1 - Ben or JW in 2023


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    • 1 hr 7 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
80 Ratings

80 Ratings

Surfsc ,

Great stuff

Good job guys! I love the questioning and strategizing that goes on!!

GalaxyFantasy66 ,

Skip the parts where they talk to each other

They get excellent guests and that part is great.

Bmd!5 ,

Great podcast

By far the best pickleball podcast out there.
Great input on all kinds of topics. Not always fully about pickleball but I enjoy listening to the side banter. Thanks Thomas!

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