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Cellular usa pickleball championships brought to you by usa pickleball it is an early sunday morning but that doesn't mean the action is going to be slow at all because look who is on our grandstand this is going to be a great day of mixed pro doubles we're going to start off our morning with anna bright and james ignatowicz facing off against.

Maggie brasha and pablo tellez it's a six seed versus the 11th seed and you've got cameron irwin alongside the president and founder of the very place we are currently at the tennis and pickleball club here at newport beach that is none other than sean bulletteri and sean it's great to have you with me this morning working through some of.

These games and i know having this tournament here in newport beach is just something that's so exciting for this club and the growth of the sport good morning first of all thank you so much we are really pleased to have this event here thank you to my friend patrick rolfes and charlotte syley and patty weber to make this happen we are.

Definitely trying to become the pickleball home for the world you know hosting all the pickleball major events over here what a match this will be this morning yes without a doubt this place is just a thing of beauty over 30 courts here at the tennis and pickleball club at newport beach if you need a place to.

Play this should be your home again thanks so much for joining us here for the consumer cellular usa pickleball championships so let's dive into the four out on the court a little bit you get to see there's james ignatowicz on the near side of your screen with the white shirt on he's actually a former tennis player just finishing up a.

Collegiate career and i believe he played over at vanderbilt he's playing alongside anna bright who is also a former tennis collegiate player she played at uc berkeley one of those cow golden bears and these two have some incredible singles background and they are taking away some big time wins anna bright speaking of wins has won the last.

Two days taking home the gold she won the gold in singles as well as pro women's doubles alongside the hometown hero that would be miss paris todd and i know you love what you can see from anna bright bringing so much tennis background as does james how does that kind of impact how they step out onto.

The pickleball courts i know there's an adjustment period sean you know it's interesting you know definitely it's easier for these tennis players to transition into pickleball but i think as pickleball becomes more in their game and they play pickleball for a longer period you realize how different the games are the balance is really.

Different the volleys are very different so the games are actually quite different but definitely you can catch on the game much quicker well they're not the only two with the tennis background so in terms of making the adjustments so have these two that's maggie brusha there with the white hat on alongside her partner pablo tellez.

Both of them tennis players maggie coming from concordia university where she's playing tennis she also played alongside mary her sister in this tournament for pro women's doubles who also finished up a career at biola pablo well he's got a little bit of fun background pablo boy not only he's a lefty he's.

Definitely very vicious he's got one of the most beautiful volleys at the net here and pic for pickleball amazing wrist amazing mindset so i cannot watch to see this man play yeah without a doubt the colombian out on the court is gonna bring some energy fire it's so fun to watch what he's gonna be able to do so a little bit of a.

Transition game for all four of these athletes as they make their way into their pickleball careers already starting to solidify through some of the top ranks there again is a look at maggie brasha and pablo tjs he also said make sure it's not telus i got you it's tias for the colombians the double l come on.

Guys colombians have a lot of fire that's for sure and it's showing it in pickleball courts as well same like tennis columbians always have to fire always fun to play against or with and it's just about 8 a.m pacific standard time here in newport beach.

Which means the sun is going to be playing some tricks on it you can see the shadows on the right side of your screen by the evening those will be switching to the other side of the court anna breit gets us started with the first serve just to miss contact there from maggie brasha.

It's a little bit of a different view to start off our morning in terms of the ladies playing heads up because we've got a lefty out on the court with pablotias we'll be playing the right side with his forehand up the middle as is maggie's i love federico's heavy topspin serve there.

Uh pablotias publicity excuse me yeah he's got a really nice whip on that one there's that lefty look very nice by anna there just not enough on that slice reset from maggie brasha brasha sisters known to be very defensive but it pays dividends for them they're incredible in that regard.

Trying to cover the middle there that's one of the hard parts being on the left side 2-1 now for bright and ignatowicz speaking of lefty it's tough to get very tough third sitting that ball sitting a little high like those swinging volleys.

That's a big reach there from ignatowicz now ladies cross court see if they challenge that middle wall instead they stay on anna bright and it pays off nice dinking by brasha she demonstrated her beautiful defense there might be one of the few cross-court battles we'll see between the ladies.

They're playing heads up nice ball there good spot from anna bright there's a look at paul excuse me pat rolfes mentioned he's done a great job putting this together tournament director that's a big drive but just a little low.

From mcnattowicz a lot of junk on that ball a lot of spin coming off those first two contacts that's got to be one of the nice things you can bring from over from tennis a little bit of a better understanding of the spin and the shot selection in terms of having to manage the spin of the ball.

There's without a doubt especially paris todd loves her cross-court forehand as we know and it's easier for tennis players to hit that cross score typically whereas the inside in or the down the line seems to be a little bit tougher for tennis players because they're always on the outside of the ball.

And there's some disadvantages too that ball alone another side out but a point put on the board to a piece there's the cover for maggie someone spit on that ball it actually bounced back into the net not really much of a shot there for maggie three.

Two tia is trying to work in finding and also covering the middle from that cross-court ball of anna bright a little off balance there trying to find his rhythm a little bit of a reach there from pablo tias that's the second third we've seen.

Missed off the backhand side of ignatowicz but don't get me wrong here that thing is nasty just a little bit of recalibration needed great reset that's a big time play there from brusha and tayles both covering the middle at one point or another and a nice counter from brusha.

His best contact she has had covering that tia is the first to speed up still trailing by three stay down a little bit longer on that one that's my challenge on the courts bending those knees yeah we get above uh what 25 years old.

If the knees already start to hurt that's right beautiful volley there right to her feet one thing you learned very quickly in pickleball from watching the brasha sisters is that power isn't everything placement is critical it's not to say that they don't have the power but they do such a nice job with.

Controlled power and speaking of control again ignatowicz really finding that speed up down the middle forcing maggie to really have to try and play that ball behind her head i feel like they've got an opening there 6'4 now second time playing together for bright.

And ignatowicz there it is there's his power you've been talking about it i always sit there and i go how in the world you just stand at the kitchen line when you see that coming all i want to do is flinch when i see it i'm sitting in the.

Broadcast booth 7-4 absolutely beauty to watch ball after ball finally the put away that transition zone so important in the game of pickleball use that area to reset get yourself up to the kitchen line maggie was there again on that speed up.

But james makes an even better play backhand cover i've noticed these pros are constantly going to the middle of the court which is something more i see now than i used to see a few months back speaking of the middle of the court it could cause some indecision as well.

Absolutely trying to figure out who's gonna be taking that third ball and cause some indecision might just get a little extra pop on the ball what is a rule in pickleball for amount of time you get in between the serves i actually don't know.

I don't know probably 10 seconds maybe 10 seconds yeah somewhere in there i know there is a count seven five and a side out love to see these players take a little bit more time to reset.

Yeah you see that often in in singles for sure doubles not so much great confidence from the gold singles winner anna nice ball there from tia's with third shot drive you're new to the game of pickleball two.

Options kind of more so now three options on that third shot the drive the drop and now you're seeing even more of the hybrid ball that was missed drop shot trying to land that within the kitchen line trying to limit the opposing team in terms of their.

Offense and that would be a look at the third shot drive on a very good one from ignatowicz that is a powerful forehand my goodness reminds me of andre agassi's forehand from the 80s or 90s ignata which goes dude the net's.

Probably too high the third backhand drive he's missed with a smile he's got a good sense of humor as does his partner anna bright two love to laugh and have a good time a little too high there trailing by two we play to 11 games two out of three look at a different speed up from teaus.

Love to see pablo put some more variety on his serves seems to love that top spin well it's interesting because serving in the game of pickleball has definitely become more and more aggressive and also varied in terms of adding pressure it used to just be hey toss it in get it deep in.

The court that's not the case anymore great reset there but trying to do a little too much on the comeback you're absolutely correct in the beginning when i learned about pickleball it seemed like it served did not really matter all that much and as uh pickleball grows seems like the serve's.

Getting more and more important yeah without a doubt and you look at what what is taking place now i mean we already had you know whether it was the chainsaw serve and adding extra spin before the toss or now you even see i i always think of the balls that are flying to the sideline with heavy topspin and they're going all the way.

Across the court forcing you wide of the cord or maybe someone's pinning you a little bit in the corner on your backhand side so all it's not just about pace but also the placement can you get make somebody just that much more uncomfortable and also at the development of paddles you're seeing more and more spin.

I think of others that even have the nice little chop serve right the slice serve that's going to give you an extra pop and you're absolutely correct the paddles are improving as well there's a look at two more pros just hanging out courtside that's federico's stacks rude.

And dylan frazier dylan frazier picking up the gold yesterday alongside jw johnson stacks rude took silver and men's pro singles losing to j.w johnson and a put away from ignatowicz popped up right there that's why you like that.

Driving ball beautiful deep put away and the tip for you know our watchers out there when you're putting a put away in pickleball or in tennis it doesn't matter which sport don't go for the lines they'll go there for you ernie well covered but a nice finish you.

Gotta love the mobility of anna bryce look at this play so quick she knew it was game point she wanted that highlight skating around the corner and skating into game number one finishing off 11-7 the number six seed holding steady we'll see what they've got for game number two.

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Pickleball so take a look at this this is the beautiful facility here the tennis and pickleball club at newport beach over 30 plus.

Courts here dedicated to pickleball it's also the home to some incredible tennis play this place well it's the place you want to be if you like paddle and racket sports without a doubt so come on down and hang out at the tennis and pickleball club at newport beach game two just underway now number six.

Seed taking the first and anna bright with some good sportsmanship there saying i did touch that even though it didn't look like it right there just getting a little nick you can't even see it on screen i love that about pickleball because you won't see that much in tennis no.

You know and it's interesting too a lot of people have been talking so much about line calls in the game of pickleball but i will say on the weekend i've actually been pretty impressed with a lot of the sportsmanship maybe there's one or two that kind of go awry but in all reality i've been very impressed.

With the sportsmanship of those that have played in the last two days says a lot about the pickleball community yeah and i know at times in the past it maybe is not the case or at different places but i'm i'm being honest i've called it 20 matches the last two days and it's been impressive.

I think some more honest than i would even be more generous let's put it that way not honest but generous definitely foreign for me to see coming from tennis what perfect spot right in the middle.

Highest percentage play there in pickleball when you're putting away your volley to go to the middle of court i'd love to see him bend his knees a little bit more it is important to note this is the third day of pickleball for all four of these athletes.

At eight o'clock hour maybe uh you know my back hasn't been in all that well this morning i can't imagine playing two full days let's get back out there but of course all four of these athletes fantastic shape his power must be one of the best in the.

Game is joking with them baiting them saying it wasn't that hard come on you got more good spirit about all four nice misdirect bully either longest ink rally we've seen to this point and bright finds the top of the net.

Big at 5-1 now so quick lead now for the number 11 seed we now have some youth programs for pickleball at newport beach and i've noticed some of these players who used to play ping-pong are coming up with very strange looking serves but very effective.

I think those will transcend into pickleball at some point a little low that's one of the somewhat newer developments in the game of pickleball the ability to attack that much more aggressively from below the height of the net requires some interesting paddle angles or some tough tougher paddle angles.

Definitely as the paddles give you more grip i think that'll get a little bit more consistent there he goes with that big power both ignatowicz and bright working with the yolo paddle the newer on the scene good communication always a lot of conversation with how.

Much the right side is coming over but it's kind of the way the game's played in terms of forehand up the middle it also enables that right sider to kind of sit towards one side ready for the speed up with just one shot usually that backhand side that's a really nice cross court speed.

Up there from tia's like i mentioned a lot of times that right cider is looking to go backhand heavy that time it was a cross court over her hip to her right side good eye there when you start to see drives like that i mean i imagine it's similar to tennis in the sense of.

Maybe the contact point of where that ball is where he's hitting if he's soaring that a little bit higher that more rounded trajectory it takes time to play the game to really feel when the ball is going to go along and these players definitely have that experience and skill.

Nice reset oh and that's gotta hurt so bad for taya's and brash however there were two beautiful resets in the middle of that rally he finds the ball high enough i love the way how mag is so composed out there right up the middle.

She said you all have been challenged me up the middle it's my turn beautiful 19 years old that's a beautiful shot too come on there's some more pace for mana bright well i am really impressed with maggie brasha she really has demonstrated so much variety in this.

Game she may have not been winning the most points so far but she's shown the most variety she went to concordia maybe not as known as uc berkeley but definitely has got some of the best athletes in the country.

Still there just 19 years old nice job itias look at that beautiful there's a cross court speed up my goodness you can see tea is sitting in front getting those hands involved and a drive from maggie wow some aggressive play she goes and changes up a little bit goes for her.

Own version of the shake and bake with the third shot drive that was all maggie brusha beautiful variety so eight to four means it's time for brighton ignatowicz to take a timeout they did pick up the first game 11 to seven we do have a full day of pickleball.

Ahead last two days have been fun we've been able to switch it up and have a couple different divisions facing off at about the same time there's a look at mary brasha sitting at courtside alongside hayden patrick quinn she's up next here on the grandstand she's playing alongside federico.

Sextrude they're facing off against the johnsons that's jw johnson and his sister georgia johnson two great players on tour but over the last two days we've seen both women's and men's pro doubles matches and the gold medals given out as well as.

The singles competitions saved best for last though my personal favorite mixed-ups 942 another good ball i like the logo score is now 10-4 it's just game point for tias and russia.

Quick hands there that's a different shot that you'd maybe see in tennis backhand punch volley hardest shot for to learn for tennis players to swing volley and pickleball but not for these guys they make it look easy trying to speed that up off the bounce that's one of the more challenging ways.

To do it we'd love to see bright bend his knees more ball long on the serve so now second serve and it is still game point fortes and brusha that's a great take by anna bright but an even better ball from teaus with an incredible get.

It was remarkable even got to this let alone it becomes a winner we're going into game number three teas and russia take down anna bright and ignatowicz in game number two we'll be back with more so hi i'm matt wright proudly ambassador of.

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Today and get a 100 risk-free guarantee call or go online hannah bright is already ready to go bouncing the ball for game number three the number six seed versus the number 11 for the consumer cellular usa pickleball championships this is our first match on the grandstand this morning.

Game number three underway there's that extended reach you can see the amount of work that gets done from the elbow down in the game of pickleball on those volleys and the elbow to the wrist and that's a better shot from tia is kind of wrapping the paddle up and over.

The top of the ball i love the fact that it's fine in the middle of court that seems to be the best strategy for them so far smash it away beautiful power everyone always talks about the transition from tennis and how important it is to compact your swing.

No doubt oh those are always frustrating and pickleball man i've gotten hit too many times on my face off the pop-up off the net it hurts it doesn't feel good everyone's like oh it's just a wiffle ball i'm like yeah they can draw blood.

I've got a fat lip before what a great serve with the big topspin talk about compacting that stroke i feel like anna bright still gets so much power she has a little bit of a bigger one still on that forehand side but it is an absolute thing of beauty.

That's where you really see the compact strokes go up at the net thank you brush just showing how to do it you can see feet stay square to the net hitting a lot of open stance in the game of pickleball another variation from tennis.

Sometimes you'll see some more closed dance there it's another thing in pickleball you gotta be more parallel with your balance and not transfer your weight and step forward very different than tennis something that ben johns and simone do.

Gosh so well speaking of middle again there's your shot clean winner next time you're out there try more little middle balls i think i will now yeah i'm gonna hear uh coach sean boleteri just in the back of.

My head all the time dry middle try middle it yeah you talk a little strategy there in terms of trying to attack some angles create some gaps just a little seems like tennis players you know tend.

To have a much better cross-court so non-tennis players force those tennis players go down the line you'll get more mistakes out of them and i think ignatowicz looking for the third shot drive into the cross court because again the untraditional lefty and righty out on the court you've got the.

Woman sitting on the left side for tias and brasha so instead of speeding it up up the line love how calm she is from and again a little bit of a early take there from tears ball not bouncing high off the ground.

Dj young now chatting courtside as well dangerous player my daughter likes his tattoos and she's six dj young who is forever young took his eye off the ball a little bit now at 6 2 means it's time for a change of ends here in game number three.

So they've got about a minute time here they get switched on over which also gives both these teams a chance to kind of reconnect in a somewhat version of a timeout interesting to see if there's any sort of adjustments on the side of brasha and tias coaching is allowed during this time.

Right yeah without a doubt how wonderful is that yeah it's one of the nice things about pickleball neither of these two working with a coach as of right now but you do have the opportunity to have a coach alongside they're able to coach you during the.

End change as well as between games and during timeouts another great thing about pickleball with the game elevating as coaching will get more involved it's gonna happen i'd love to see these guys take some more time they're both such great aggressive.

Players bright and ignite which okay just a few little pop-ups finding that middle spot is trying to cover found that's how he closed out game number two but not able to pick up that right and ignatowicz continue the run seven.

Two matches love the expression from bright holds yourself to such a high standard it's been one of the main reasons for her rise in the last few months apologizing dick not a witch for put for the put away she says uh-uh step into her left that's my forehand.

Both have similar styles aggressive players she got out of the way of that one yeah it was his turn i think nanowit's checking the wall making sure it is still round which i doubt it is at this rate got to be a couple flat spots on it it's.

A nice drive skimming the net that is a beautiful cutting dink right at the right foot of anna bright that thing didn't bounce took his eyes off the ball a little bit definitely very talented three seven now bit of a comeback to mount.

For brusha matthias court there yeah but high ball should be put away regardless absolutely speaking of high ball another one there that one from maggie brasha side out back 7-3 brighton ignato which looks to close.

That is a great fourth ball that was beautifully played by maggie brasha on the fourth ball one of the more underrated balls at the professional ranks gotta be able to handle that and put pressure on those third shots just becoming more and more dynamic so.

Maggie is not giving them any angles very clever until just a little bit too much height there that last ball for ignatowicz you gotta remember too she's going crosscourt with him a little bit more length in terms of his reach ability into the kitchen line those dinks have.

To be that much precise all called out of bounds me too nine three two great angle there by maggie again a couple more of those deep dinks she's really trying to force him to hit trying to get up to that line as quickly.

As possible alternating her shots and again nice play by maggie brusha working with the cross court dink and then finds the speed up as soon as she's got ignatowicz on the move coming across seize the drive quick move.

Calm and collected diaz loves that says yes partner like a bullet sent a little message there i would not want to be around that ball that ball may be cracked and another maggie brush's hands showing there just as quick nice and compact finish.

maggie brusha starting to dictate terms moving the ball very well around the court love that reset there she gets back goes up the line if you notice her feet are on the ground really good balance not pushed backward or forward which is.

Key in pickleball man if i'm bright and ignot a witch i might consider moving a little bit more towards teas just because brush is doing such a solid job moving the ball around adding pressure she's moving very well there's mary brusha sister.

Another reason why we should have more and more coaching i think in every sport including tennis it's going to elevate elevate the game is on fire yeah i think it's so interesting because you know both of us like to play our pickleball as well here in newport and always just i think back to.

Some of the things that at times you watch are you're playing and you don't realize the things you're doing until maybe you watch back and you see you're like i didn't realize i missed that many you know whether it's forehand volleys or maybe it's a certain shot it's just it's so hard to see things in.

Real time you start to feel it out the great players have the ability and the experience to start to recognize those patterns even in their own game and so many of these obviously athletes do at the professional level but even then you get wrapped up maybe you don't see some things you might be.

Able to try back out at the timeout and a bright fired up let's fire it up she said enough of sometimes that a ritual for yourself also will help you to take that time and throw your opponents off with them maggie again asserting herself.

then megan used to listen to you and a much needed hold foreign still trailing by two points it's been a four point make it now five point run and they already started look towards teas you just saw it there.

Was nine three great call by our official not an easy job no thank you to our officials nice drop and again you're starting to see all right versus tease another side out but one point back.

Maggie brock shows one of the few players that uses their opposite leg to the opponent's feet one of the best strategies used in pickleball that's a nice call there by tias better get from ignatowicz another good communication ball bounced.

And out of bounds nice job staying composed with one another still well connected here tough dink and still handled well that's what you have to watch out for is that inside out from the lefty beautifully done from teos great balance.

Again get the ball back another side out he's reaching in still eight nine wow there's a nice third tons of pace on that ball but also look at the clearance over the net there's barely anything there we're tied up 9-0 nice get back to back heads make it.

Three in a row and then the easy one the backhand volley three beautiful shots in the transition zone we're all tied up right and ignatowicz still look to close this is game number three so winner of this game will be staying in the winner's bracket.

A much needed point trying to get off that number nine so ten nine now breit and ignatowicz are one away from the match victory they have battled just wide that was almost it anna did the right thing getting her partner to regroup beautiful setup and finish.

This inside out roller from maggie brasha beautifully done setting up the ernie for a partner make it 10 10. that's frustrating anna bright put herself in a good posture this is the mental this is a word the mental side really shows.

10 10 deciding set what a great ball good reset back to neutral there's the inside out and a good cover from ignatowicz i think the speed up wasn't exactly where tayez was trying to aim for.

Maybe trying to aim for that left shoulder up bright anna bright was on that it is now 11 10 the opposite direction so now it's match point the other way russia and tius goes for the lobster ball out of bounds and a three-game winner for the number 11 seed brusha and.

Tellez showed up big time in game number three they were down nine to three and surmounted the comeback winning 12 to 10 in the third they will be moving on in the winners bracket for brighton ignatowicz they're going to be in the backdraw fighting their way back to try and find that gold we'll be.

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Usa pickleball championships camera one alongside our winners maggie brasha and pablo tias and that was an epic comeback and game number three down three to nine what was the conversation like what were maybe some of those adjustments in game number three maggie i'll start with you um i mean i think we were playing great the whole time we just made a few errors.

That we need to clean up but once we did that we were good to go and like i said before it's never over until it's over and you can always come back so that's what we did all right well i know that there's only been one practice between the two of you guys together so a little bit of the honeymoon phase but hey it looks like things are working out pretty.

Well what were some of the conversations in that one practice you guys were able to have together oh well maggie likes to play the left side in her women's doubles with her sister so it actually worked out okay because i love the right side so once we were playing we just were figuring out our shots so we can cover for each other and it worked out.

Good yeah it seems like you guys in terms of being on the court for the only a few times have really good communication especially on some of those middle balls so how is it working that left side and kind of getting more involved in the cross-court battle and that one against ignatowicz um i love my.

Inside out forehand roll dink so i love playing on the left side and i'm not you know afraid to ding with the guys and set up for that ernie or you know the wide dink to push him out wide but yeah and i think we saw that several times actually set you up a couple of times very well i think that one of the last plays was the ernie she set you up.

For which is beautiful here on this right side what does it mean to have someone so skilled playing alongside you as well well i just let her take over once we were down three nine like maggie you got it she's like okay that's it i like it well it's helpful both of you guys have played phenomenally you'll be moving on in the.

Winner's bracket but hey we've got another mixed doubles match up happening right here on the grand stand you're going to want to stick with us all day and find out who takes home the gold when it comes to sports bras and activewear it's not enough to just do it you have to just do it right that's why she fits perfectly fitting.

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Superior labs is a proud sponsor of usa pickleball another beautiful day here on 4th of july weekend it is now sunday morning at 9 00 a.m on the pacific coast just adjacent to the pch is the tennis and pickleball club at newport beach and we're getting ready for our second match of the day here on the grandstand it's.

Your first look at the number one seed it's johnson johnson and it is a brother and sister duo there's a look at the first individual that's jw johnson he's looking for the triple crown today having won the last two events alongside his sister now georgia johnson is who he'll be competing with on the other side it's the other brasha the.

Sister of maggie we just saw her out on the court this is mary brusha playing alongside federico stacks rude they're already ready to go one versus eight we already saw an upset in terms of seating let's see if the other brasha mary can do the same.

Mary brasha also a tennis player just finishing up her tennis collegiate career at biola stack's root her partner also a fantastic tennis player and coach now transitioning to the game of pickleball playing just over a year now his first.

Tournament was back in july of last year looks like we already have a cracked ball i'm gonna blame jw i don't even think he's touched it yet but i'm still gonna blame him for it i think he's still waking up i think he heard me and this was my hope.

Jadob and georgia have played a few times together i asked jw yesterday this was going to be a thing going forward he said we want it to be we're going to keep trying to get better and better george's game has grown so much in the last.

Year or so remember calling one of our first pro singles events going down the line near the lines not the highest percentage but she's skilled georgia johnson just 15 years old alongside her brother florida natives.

She showed that little side spin a little bit look more more like a pic or table tennis sort of serve player picking up silver here in newport he loaded well but just a little bit of a late contact sends the ball long it's one of the big things when you're.

Countering attacks the timing of contact where it isn't man hole in the middle it's just awesome we all love those pickleball players jd b johnson one of the best in the world at pickleball regardless of its singles or doubles has a fantastic wrist something you gotta watch out for very deceptive disguises.

His shots well and will even beat you to look one way or the other for hitting jade up and georgia train together something really lucky for siblings especially trying to get someone with the best hands as fast as jw's are kitchen line georgia's are coming along so nicely the team worked there.

As you say jw has definitely an impressive wrist powerful quick precise nice reach from stax route 402 very good change of pace there for georgia i think these two will be playing with each other quite some more.

Five zero two imagine so get the chance to train alongside and compete close call there nice put away there time for a time out on this side of mary brusha and federico mary brusha also taking home the bronze.

In pro women's singles she's taken home a few goals as well in the last few weeks in that division she also took home the silver alongside her sister and pro women's doubles here there's a look at the johnsons it's a full family affair they travel together they've been on the road for over a month having.

Played 11 straight tournaments has jdub and georgia julie johnson also a senior pro yes phenomenal family that's for sure they have the discipline well i imagine it's gotta be so nice always having a training partner somebody that can play at that level because man at times it's it's hard to.

Find people when you're constantly moving around trying to find something to train with get on the court the amount of communication that takes for so many of these pros to try and find games and training sessions and you got somebody with you all the time pretty awesome great hands on the side of brush and.

Stacks route it's a great advantage in pickleball where you know your parent can become your sparring practice partner where you can't say that by other sports there's a great cover there from russia but that's a little bit high and jw continues the onslaught.

Little fun fact this grandstand court used to be kobe's court kobe bryant's court court 24. the number he was his jersey number now the grandstand i like it stands beautiful facility brought in some extra shade just to make sure everyone's well taken care of.

His hands beautiful it's wild to go from moments of just high energy big time fight to back to neutralizing and aggressive dink rally closed out by staksroot demonstrating perfect balance for pickleball.

Very frustrated she was right on that just a little low sometimes taking those out of the transition zone are really challenging because you only have so much court to work with in terms of angle to get gotta look deep into the court just like there that's a nice shot from staxford.

One puerto rico picking up georgio there a little bit beautiful drive yeah there she is it's just on the tip of jw's paddle maybe not in the cleanest spot but i love the way mary's prepped and ready sliding a little bit more.

Sitting backhand heavy compact swing what a dig and nearly another i swear mary just puts her head down the paddle goes along with it somehow those balls just keep coming up it's phenomenal really is.

The slow death that's what i call it the half speed speed up we've been talking about where all the best players are practicing these days in florida and austin of course because the hub are without a doubt think of dreamland in austin texas so many of these athletes coming from.

Florida as well orange county's done is share this this tournament with paris todd and the brash's sisters not to mention also the pro here at the yes he's my pro the tennis and pickleball club at newport beach great teaching pro as well yeah finished.

Fourth and men's doubles very solid finish alongside mu thank you federico showing great variety choosing different spots five different areas so far just seven points need to put it some work here against this tough number one seed i'm not gonna.

Give you anything and georgia johnson just goes full send seven zero one she's fierce she was well prepared for that speed up but just not the angle you can see it all over her face it's beautiful being a little more loose and just going.

For her shots she's definitely a fantastic player yeah she's found one a nice counter on the backside of jw johnson a few times now zero seven two j dub just waiting for a shot to try and.

Get involved here stacks root and brush are doing a nice job playing a game of keep away it's incredible to watch how these pros control the pace of their dinks that's a nice shot from staxford right at the body of johnson trying to unwind that stack that's a tough one.

A lot of times you'll see that go up the line with those returns nice hands from georgia she gets a little come on off that one i love the sibling team 19 years old is j.w johnson atp with some nice patients.

That is not an easy shot i don't know food around the pool more like over the pole youngsters phenomenal players georgia is about to find a different level right here seems like she's starting to get a little bit more locked in.

And i believe we just lost the ball under the another one out of the bleachers three summon two points 472. 7-0 now 7-4 a little bit of a push here from saks route and russia.

Great patience here it is a full-on game of keep away from jw johnson and one of these shots that i was most impressed with sean was the fact that on the attack coming at brusha she was able to almost contort her wrist to get this reset back opposite direction towards the cross court.

Just to keep it away it's incredible another one there see the redirect absolutely as you mentioned earlier the brushes are incredible with their defense and resetting it's one thing just get the ball back but to push it to exactly where you want it to go is a whole other level.

There's the long arm of jw that's what jw needs to do to counter attack federico because federico's forehand has really become the aggressor of this match so far it'll be interesting how much jdub starts to assert himself a little bit.

More towards georgia that time you start see him that's normal cover in that middle absolutely right now george is having to make the decisions that they're keeping the ball pretty tight to her kitchen corner tossing one up the line though is brasha.

Nice job see just like there jw stepping even further fourth ball is going to become imperative sun shining back in on the grand stand 591 there's the help see when j-dub steps in front like that it frees up georgia for.

The next play look at this the setup and look she's already prepped and ready for the finisher that's teamwork right there nine five one looping that ball out and around nice cover there but the tenth point still going to the.

Johnsons nice defense on the atp from georgia tough serve and game number one going to the johnsons they were up 7-0 and then a nice little push from the other side of brusha and stax route game number one still going to the.

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Back out one verse eight seeds johnson and johnson versus brusha and stacks root cameron irwin alongside sean bulletteri president founder of the tennis and pickleball club here in newport beach nice wrist from georgia johnson the level of this game develop this game that's improving.

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Nice cross-court attack from georgia starting to see more and more of those georgia's really come out playing more aggressive in a second not messing around in game number two it was a 7-0 lead though in game number one before brusha and staxfruit were able to get a few points on the board so a 6-0.

Start for johnson and johnson and this is the same point called a timeout just a year ago it's just so wild to think about the growth of the sport and and the youngins so often you know pickleball has been considered well maybe for an older generation right and all of a sudden now with the growth of the professional game you're seeing more.

And more youth cycle through just 15 and 19 are the johnsons jw the older brother to georgia mary brusha just i believe 22 years old as well so the youth coming up and showing what they've got got all sorts of fun camps here at the tennis and pickleball club at newport.

Beach a few clinics recently just for the kiddos as well teaching the game we have 37 weeks of professional tennis here and i cannot tell you how many of these transitional players are now looking to go to pickleball thanks to paris todd our home girl here.

Correct i'll recall the score 6-0 seven zero two huh that's a nice job by brusha working that ball back to the line opening up an opportunity for stackscrew to come flying in and this is the time that they need to.

Start taking some more risk change their plans a little bit and just change it up the johnsons have definitely and there was there was an incorrect receiver so on the wrong side of the court so point goes to brash and stax route i know.

I love that georgia johnson with a beautiful reed sees the cross court speed up and preps that back hand perfectly and this young lady is only getting better each week aiming for the toes another side out jw was itching to hit a few balls.

There it is beautiful that's probably the best shot of the day georgia johnson catching her feet and finding the winner she went full three-point stance lob great get there from russia ball after ball to j dub.

He lets him come in with a little bit of a drop and sister with a beautiful wrist reaching in and rolling uh yes ma'am it is now match ball how fast jtag is working both sides of the feet for brasha and she goes inside in up the line.

Takes that ball beautifully off her right hip find out one second that's a good idea 110 two just long point 210 now and that's what they need to do they need to keep taking a few more rifts.

Like that i think federico should continue playing more aggressive anytime any time you force your player to go down the line you're forcing them to go for the lower percentage shot especially after that cross court it's a redirect.

Three one getting caught and there is the match 11 to three solidified for the number one seed 11-5 11-3 georgia johnson and jw stay in heady heavy and it looks like yeah as easy already rocking we haven't even got the tunes going but these two are already bouncing.

Why not we're already ready to have a great time here on the grandstand we'll be back with a chance to catch up with our brother and sister duo yeah my name is stacy townsend and let's learn to play better pickleball with pickler and usa pickleball to play better pickleball for free with.

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Always fun when you guys get a chance to play alongside one another so let's get into this a little bit because that was a great win but a lot of pressure put on your side of the court what's it like when you're going through those long dink rallies and trying to choose the right moment to kind of attack the other team.

Um you know it's a lot of uh thinking in the moment and picking your spots and i think you know once you open a court a little bit then that's my time to really go for it or just get jw involved that that never hurts it's always the game plan now you guys get a chance obviously.

Being brother and sisters also to train alongside one another what is the day in the life of training alongside your sibling look like jadab uh basically just uh is usually playing against each other not really with because obviously she likes to try to beat me all the time.

Doesn't happen too often but uh it's usually a couple hours a day um usually six days a week so that's what we do now it's interesting because everyone talks about this guy's hands and how they've helped you develop your hands but i wouldn't venture to say that also you're competing against him so really you make.

His hands fast right yeah i mean everyone should try it it's the georgia training program all right well you heard it here the georgia training program helps you a few times so these two are going to be looking to go long time in the winter's bracket but right now we've got another one getting ready to go for our mixed.

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The number four and five seeds paris todd and kyle yates they're the five seed they're in the all white then it's sierra gayton leach and dj young facing off against them with the four seed dj young just taking a silver alongside none other than kyle yates yesterday they were in the mix or excuse me the.

Men's doubles final having lost to j.w johnson and dylan fraser who we just saw out on the court that would be j dub there's a look at the white and pink i asked who picked the outfit and you knew the answer sean bulletteri who picked the outfit of course paris paris todd our fashionista girl here definitely the fashionista.

Sierra also orange county girl both coming with the tennis background long time in both of their histories sierra has great power in her game hits a lot of very flat balls low to the net it's incredibly challenging paris todd works with a ton of spins and pace as well these tennis players they love their.

Cross courts nice job by kate leech and todd just back and forth with this top spin roll from paris todd continuing to lift is gate and leech staying tough nice patience from gayton leach sitting in that cross court battle she's gonna have to do a lot of that in this matchup.

That was tricky from dj young but paris todd was all over it see the preparation todd and gayton leach know each other's games very well both being around the newport area the orange county area dj young for a while had been training out of san diego california now he's at.

Dreamland in austin texas cal yates out of the florida i call area the pickleball hub it's got a family of pickleball addicts parents also officials great location there from gate leach on the speed up there's one of those tough hybrids that.

You see now those third shots it's a mix between a drop and a drive lots of spin but not necessarily that floating drop shot whipping that ball as paris todd up 3-0 perfect volley paris already has one gold medal on the.

Weekend women's pro doubles alongside anna bright she not compete in women's pro singles but as a fantastic singles player not just challenging top contenders but taking them down recently taking down anna lee waters the prodigy pickleball prodigy.

Great defense beautifully done by gayton leach and young they certainly understand devil's game extremely well father was the former number one tennis player in the world rick leach this one every grand slam including wimbledon us open french open australian.

Open the list just goes there's tennis and paddle racket sport in her blood she's also a fantastic golfer mother noel also a regular here in newport beach playing pickleball play with her often she is she's very deadly she calls herself the wall because she.

Just gets everything back i love it what great mother-daughter relationship between the two of them they both love this sport so much very important to pickleball to watch the ball all the way to your racket another drive on the forehand side of paris todd.

Just not taking any slow shot right now they're working with the shake and bake as well kyle yates with the drive we saw that often but in regards to the guy across the net from him dj young they worked that place several times on the day yesterday 7-2 now.

Gotta be able to handle that fourth ball great change there receiver eight two one one minute leech calls for the timeout so at one point or another you gotta figure out how to handle that third shot drive and that's one of the hard parts when you've got so much pace coming at.

You exactly where are you putting that ball it's hard to manage it and then find a location where that secondary bake is coming from we call it absolutely and when you see your opponents have constant momentum and they're playing aggressive always good to take a little break.

Tennis sometimes they take a little bathroom break to throw your rhythm off back out trying to slow things down leech is a great competitor i would not count her out on anything long way to go great play but incredible defense too from kyle yates there it is from gayton leach.

Interesting combo between todd and yates only in regards to the aggressive play you'll see from paris todd very offensive kali yates has shown incredible defense for the last two days here in newport beach a little bit of a mixture between the two beautiful cross court reset from gate.

And leech fantastic ball fighting that off her right shoulder is paris todd that's the most impressive part these tennis players have come in their transition and change their balance to adjust for pickleball.

Beautiful 3 8 now after that timeout seems like a little bit of a better energy on the side of gate and leech and young just in regards of trying to get after a little bit more here beautiful drive using that backspin.

Against them whipping the top spin that's one of the great things you see those slice returns the backspin well it means you can have that much more top spin on the next ball you take that spin and you double it back at him absolutely that's a really good eye.

Watch the ball and always bend your knees as much as you can in this game of pickleball taller you are the lower you're getting absolutely good defense pick up you gotta watch out for the pancake kyle gates always ready for it.

By pancake he's just putting that paddle up face forward on that right shoulder and pushing that ball back down great placement there by young those long arms definitely help young known to be creative in his game see if he can get a little creative here right on cue the tweener oh.

Just taken the pace off the ball challenging one more shot for execution not enough there but gotta love the creativeness from dj young quick hands five nine two making some moves now.

Six nine young with the put away ball called long but peristal goes huh it always feels good to hit the overhead winner come on true unless you miss it and you're a little concerned ah it is a touch from dj young.

Watch this drop shot right here that is just beautiful didn't even bounce so much touch on that there's the backhand forehand dj young using the forehand side of his paddle on his backhand side.

That's creative right up the gut 7-9 most effective ball in pickleball go to the middle that way you take the angles away from your opponents one.

And most likely you'll get a ball back that's a neutral shot so when in trouble go for the middle so a timeout called on the side of paris todd and kyle yates a timeout was called at the two to eight mark but it was the opposite direction with gate and leach and dj young down by six so they've done some steady work since a little bit of a.

Mentality change there at the two and eight mark see what they can come up with here shortly back out of this timeout i have a feeling though there's going to be a little bit of an adjustment on the side of paris todd and kyle yates they came out.

Firing a lot of third shot drives looking for the shake and bake see if they start to either set steady into some points or maybe they go back to the aggressiveness that they saw at the beginning of this game you have one timeout remaining young stephanie become more comfortable as the game's gone.

that is true with some more comfortability there on the third shot drive eight nine all players raise their level here looking for the tie kyle yates jump in the corner of the opposing side.

Hello beautifully done trust yourself go with your instinct a couple great touches there from kyle yates as soon as the speed up comes gayten leach retreats and i think she wishes she had stayed here because it was just.

About half speed speed up but she finds herself now about two feet back three feet back from the kitchen line it's now game point todd and yates there's the drop a tough one from pt yeah and again winner from kyle yates so game.

At number one going the direction of todd and yates with a great finish there off the paddle of kyle we'll be back with game number two hi i'm matt wright crowley ambassador of original penguin.

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back to consumer sell your pickleball championship game number two paris talks to serve come on game two time in time zero zero two good reach there by young.

Zero one what a great exchange there went out the net never fall back great shot there great disguise by young over there inside in difficult shot to do he does it so well drop his wrist down paris getting a lot of encouragement.

From the crowd in her home court looking for the atp but finds the pole or the post instead long extended rally maybe a second too early for rpt she's been trying to teach me how to do the atp for a long time she's one of the best at it.

Once you learn it please teach it to me that's a great play from gate and leech there's a really nice block there from gate and leech in the middle of that to defuse the situation the oncoming pressure sharp angle another one.

Two smashes by kyle and a great leave there on the attack from kyle yates one one two leech with a punch in volley i'm sure she did hundreds of those as she was growing a little frustrated with herself i think.

She saw young also looking to swing that forehand said goes to the backhand from caitlyn leech there's that tough return from paris todd heavy slice so much so that that ball is bending after the bounce it's got a little side spin on it as well what a save from pt.

great reach and direction find the back side i love the way you can see how low gate and leech get play as these good reach so focus these two then she gets caught up on that left ball or the excuse me the dink on her.

Left foot it's one of those tough locations to defend against and in the pickleball intelligence lab that we've been studying we've been seeing more and more mistakes on the opposite leg like you said thinking to the opposite leg seems to work so good.

Can't wait your shirt all that findings with you all think it's hard when so much the game is played on the exterior of the court you're expecting to move that direction so you have so much of your weight.

Placed on your left foot expecting to move to your right to cover absolutely especially on that right side it's also going to be when you're on the right side your back hand up the middle whether it's a backhand volley or dink off the bounce.

Great coverage and the ball's out of bounds good things happen when you hustle look at dj young right here stepping in front young did a fantastic job covering the court there great communication as well two one one.

Second turn ball stays awfully low with that much backspin you got a lot of room to lift that two one two okay there's a special clinic for all these tall guys that's a great drive another nice shotgun one two one.

These hands from yates well prepared she makes the first but not the second 3-2 now yates and todd good pick up there beautiful oh looking for the.

Atp but just not enough of a bounce two three one no matter what level you can always overhead beginner or pro don't take it personal let it go beautiful three all now three three two.

Young and gayten leach staying tough here having dropped game one ladies are head up seen the cross court battle so often make it 4-3 4-3-2 they decide to go with it again paris todd will stay on the left head up with gayton leach.

and young doing a really nice job now they've got a head up battle we'll see if they stick with it with paris todd going on the left side against kate and leech and quickly recognized by both dj young gayten leach trying to take advantage going right at paris todd.

Dj young's done a better job than the second game taking more control of the court and setting it up for leach to put up put away with her big powerful fierce volley there you got a chance just to see the uh keyboard king matt manassee.

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Combined kyle yates giving himself a little chuckle surprised at his own maneuver there saying i'm not sure what that was you see the pressure there from kyle good movement i really like the way gayton leach.

Though is trying to use her length to her advantage in that cross-court dink battle she starts to shift her way in and take some volleys trying to add a little bit more pressure nice job dj young stepping in in a side out with a one point advantage still their direction for the number four seed.

I'm loving this white and pink it is just one you know what it's actually perfect for susan g komen event for the breast cancer also wimbledon and wimbledon six four one game back that's a great mob.

There it is great play from dj young from the baseline the lab perfect lob 841 third shot lava thing of beauty make it 9-4 things are starting to look awfully bright.

For kate and leach and dj young timeouts taken four back and we've seen some wild things happen in the last few days here in newport beach comebacks mounted whether they're eight points nine points and sometimes even 10 points we saw an 11 point run at one.

Point or another just wild things can happen and that's the fun thing you know about the side out scoring is it can change very quickly very quickly absolutely runs the points need to be limited especially in doubles you have that double side out you gotta win two points back or two rallies back excuse me to.

Get the ball back so many teams i saw this week up a set and up 7-2 or 8-1 and ended up not closing it out so it's never over until it's over never give up my feeling is that todd and yates are not going to give up.

They're going to probably come up with some other strategies and leech young experience young just two away from pushing to game three we've already seen one game three on the grand stand make it 10-4 now.

Nice defense blob again the back baseline excuse me tricky from kyle yates beautifully done another game point opportunity working with the drive carl yates really nice timing does it just perfectly sees gate and leach look down.

Then decides to make his move sneaky little miscommunication there in the middle when you get on the court for one of the first few times together that's one of the hard things trying to figure out who's taking exactly what ball that's where the experience comes in so handy.

Having played together knowing who's going to take what the game point opportunity and there it is for gay and leech and young they have taken down paris todd and kyle yates in game number two so that means we're going three here on the grand stand will it be gayten leach and young or todd and yates.

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I will never surrender superior labs is a proud sponsor of usa pickleball welcome back to the grandstand it's just about time to get game number three underway between gayten leach young and todd and yates four and five facing off here in the winner's side of the bracket these two teams have fought hard already.

At this point and have already come up with one win on the day in terms of match play so this being their second of an interesting bounce there i think the ball may have hit something kyle kicking something on the court maybe a leaf at times that can happen lots of trees around wind is blowing a little bit comes in.

And out on this grandstand nice pancake again i can't get over the kyle yates's ability to cover his right shoulder such a nice job of that it's usually a target for so many people to attack because it's so hard to cover you end up getting some awkward angles one two.

A little bit of a win you could see how far young was trying to reach into there it's fun as these athletes are continuing to work some of those volleys as a misreturn comes about watch how they maintain their balance and different techniques used and utilized as a reaching in far into the kitchen line a lot of times that.

Opposing hand will come out behind their back keeping that balance paris todd nearly working back into a split that's given her a little bit of a hard time this week saying because she plays so much defense she's moving backwards trying to take.

The pace off she ends up nearly in like a tripod position with a racket down on the court at the same time very true usually making the play from that position too which is crazy 3-2 now great reset yeah great reset by paris todd.

The intensity is high on this chord side out back for todd and yates with a one point advantage three two one second serve yates kind of has that table tennis serve side spin topspin looking for the right hip of paris todd.

Again going crossbody that's one of the newer attacks in the game of pickleball used to be not not having enough room there on the cross court when you're up at the kitchen line but now that's not the case these athletes doing such a nice job getting locked in in terms of their location spin.

Great precision in the game three all a little bit on the back foot four young three three two great anticipation there by kyle yates nice shot from gate and leech zoo product play tennis there.

Three working really hard to improve her forehand weapon that's a tough shot again right at the foot it's hard to decide right there if you're going to take the volley if you're going to take it off the bounce so right in between.

Either forces you to have a pretty extended play on your left side or move that left foot back and just hit a little bit of a drop back into the kitchen a tough ball so all of a sudden it is now five to three paris todd and kyle yates with the advantage into a timeout taken by gayton leach.

And young again if you're just joining us this is game three on the winner's side of the bracket winner will be moving on and have to face the johnsons brother and sister duo georgia and jw the winner of that would then move on to.

The winter bracket final so still lots to be played here on this beautiful sunday fourth of july weekend in orange county california our last division here the pro series of the consumer cellular usa pickleball championships at the six point mark in game three you.

Will do a change of ends and you also have one minute to kind of get reset mentally kaitlyn leach already working to the other side of the court it's interesting too because it's still very tightly contested just three points of differences not a whole lot in pickleball.

Let's see if dj young finds a little something here they had a lot of success in game number two started to get in a really solid rhythm doing a nice job as a counterpart see a little bit more movement that works with the atp.

Kali yates moving everywhere he's quick i love the way he moves focused on every contact his paris todd as is getting leech watch for that left foot now periscope trying to attack it you see there there's the volleys from getting.

Leech that's exactly at paris todd switching between that right foot and left foot getting leads did a really nice job you can see that left foot back up and she was ready but still pops up paris todd making her pay good leave three seven one.

Staying solo leeches things so low that's just impressive my legs are burning just looking at her good job it's tough dj young goes with a lob and a lot of times you want to go over the left shoulder that time it allows polly is just to step in and hit the overhead it's on.

This right side that was the one hitting the opposite foot that works so well and the switch for getting leech and young eight three beautiful redirect from yates but good.

Play game leads with the right finisher leech great focus there keeping it to paris toss opposite foot getting her off balance foreign there it is again watch the paddle flip here from dj young i'm going to have to try that.

It's after the atp we work on sounds good 5 8. done such a nice job fending some of those off but the pressure from yates and todd is just impressive unrelenting in those hands battles did a great job not moving back constantly keeping his balance.

Another good leave yates was patrolling the middle just a little bit of a miscontact there on his paddle that's a solid hold at the 8-5 mark young is everywhere another timeout taken by gayton leech and young.

At eight five one on the opposing side they had a nice hold the last series out they're going to look to find another here hope they'll come out with a couple different strategies looks like they're just regrouping by themselves right now with one timeout momentum can change so.

Quickly i asked tyson mcguffin one time what's the key thing in pickleball have fun only were that easy it is when you're out just having a good time that's true man that's competitive juices get flowing you get in trouble great pickup there.

Paris todd nice reach from pt looking like a ballerina here just under tiptoes she hangs tight fantastic beautiful young second sir.

Paris todd recently signed with champion management group they're representing her proud to be part of that team big play from paris todd working with some pace and good things happen.

I think they make a great team match ball excellent oh one back now 6 10. not sure who my daughter is rooting for paris because her outfit or young because it was cool tattoos.

She's all about the style points apparently second serve six ten two third shot lob again ball called out of bounds good jump there by kyle there's the game.

11-6 and also the match three games it took for paris todd and kyle gates to take down the tough opponent of gayton leach and young big congrats to those two as they are moving on in the winners bracket it will be the back draw for gate and leech and young we'll be right back with a chance to.

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Winners from our last matchup kyle gates and paris todd that was a epic three-game battle against gayten leach as well as young now let's walk through this one a little bit let's go back to game number three because there had to be a little bit of a reset for you guys after dropping game number two what was the conversation like heading into game.

Three it's a little windy out here today so we were just trying to figure out the sides and which side was with the win against the wind and just game plan based on that now let's talk even more about the game plan because at one point or another you guys even ended up with a switch where you guys were going head-to-head the ladies up the line so.

At what point do you guys make that switch to try and change some of the strategy well dj's so dangerous uh he's sometimes the best player on the court and and he was getting involved a little too much the second game and there were some times where he was hitting some big serves downwind and so he's kind of keeping us back so it was messing up our.

Switching so we figured if he's serving or he's hitting big serves let's just not switch not worry about it get him to line let's let's grind him out a little bit so it was more just trying to make sure we didn't lose too many quick free points because they were getting a bunch of us on the third shot drive so that's basically it all right let's give a.

Little bit of a history how many times have you guys gotten a chance to be on the court at the same time well this week about four times but this is our first tournament together so i'm gonna try and keep him on the right and put him in his place all right well you already heard the equation we'll see if that actually.

Takes place throughout the rest of this kyle's saying no way well we've got another mix matchup right here on the grandstand we'll see you right back in newport hi i'm matt wright proudly ambassador of original penguin if you run.

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The beautiful tennis and pickleball club in newport beach there's been amateur and pro action for the whole week and it has just been a thing of beauty over 1500 participants as you take a look at who's next up on the grandstand here we've seen all the pro divisions stratman and arnold are facing off against ansberry and frazier that's.

Lauren stratman and julian arnold both with great tennis backgrounds having played at westmont and ucla annesbury that's sarah ansbury now the pro over in hilton head south carolina one of the most experienced in the game of pickleball playing alongside dylan frazier your gold medalist just from a.

Day ago men's pro doubles alongside j dub dylan frazier stepping in julian wearing that ucla blue as we speak nice little matching combo alongside lauren stratman apparently the outfit thing is a it's a.

Thing up here on sundays i like it matching outfits well i think we're making it one why not cameron irwin alongside the one and only nice play extended rally now the one and only president and founder sean bulletteri of the tennis and.

Pickleball club here at newport beach great to be here what a high level game this is already just two points sean from the legendary military family father was a hall of fame coach sean himself over 30 years of coaching tennis world different we're a boy beautiful oh julian even looking at that.

One saying that was pretty way to go partner the bruins good leave one one one great disguise by julian there inside in backhand down the line very difficult shots thank you.

Lauren stratman missing a rare dink mention the experience of sarah ansbury lauren stratman picking up the game in 2018 played her first tournament in 2019 said that's where she became officially obsessed she moved on from tennis she was an instructor.

To go full time with pickleball dylan frazier one of the few with not as much of a tennis background by any means but doing a really nice job one of the top pros on the app tour quick hands he's got yes having won three straight gold medals.

Speaking of those hands there they are there's an andiamo you're waiting for it someone start the counter you make a great drinking game out of this it would be every time you're in andiamo.

Take a sip of well we'll just call it coffee still 11. i'm sorry but it is fourth of july weekend it is for the weekend beautiful so smart an advantage that dylan's got not being actually from tennis background he's short his swings are more compact.

Sometimes tennis players tend to rotate too much and leave the whole court open so there is an advantage if you have not played tennis to go into pickleball dylan currently a student at mizzou where he's studying accounting picked up a paddle at the age of 14. a little bit of fire coming off those.

Paddles great intensity from the italian point six two one beautiful must be something in the italian blood we have francesca's cavoni that trained here for a long time at this club former.

French open champion the history here in newport beach california stratman and arnold force a time-out on the side of fraser and ansbury with a five-point advantage seven to two now a lot of pressure coming from the ever dynamic stratman and her partner arnold.

Good connection between these two both on and off the court i love the fact that they're matching although my wife's a trojan so i shouldn't say too much did i get in trouble when i go home yeah that's not good you don't want to know that ucla and usc just announced saying that they will be moving to the big ten in.

2024 that was breaking news in the last week in the world of sports congratulations to both of them as a fellow pack 12 or myself that one hurts a little bit in my heart sad to see them go eight to one nice shot from frasier stripe i didn't expect to pop it up.

Happens great job covering the court thereby julian joe eight to two now eight second serve now.

Drop from arnold quick risk but an even better counter from arnold 9-2 nine two two whoa coming in hot julian arnold again he came to play today he's having a look himself he's a little lucky though.

10-2 stratman getting some hands in there big smile and game one going to the number two seed 11 to two look for a little bit of a comeback here in game three though i think hansberry and frazier might find something here in this game break we'll be back right.

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Frasier getting ready for game number two getting settled in a little bit both these teams sitting pretty in the winner's bracket who will be moving on to the winners final that is the question we are soon to answer this ball is out of bounds a quick side out.

For ansbury frazier cameron erwin alongside sean bulateri president founder of the tennis and pickleball club here in newport beach back to the cross court battle ansbury redirects we're surrounded by 1500 players this week there must be some kind of record some of the biggest tournaments have.

Taken place in this facility it's built for this over 30 plus courts dedicated to pickleball tennis club also right alongside it it's a nice comeback by ansberry or excuse me by stratman still closed off though by frasier stratman and arnold dominated the first game.

Great movement on both sides wind very much picking up here on the grand stand and it's a little bit swirly something you got to pay attention to every dink takes that much more execution focus on the paddle ball just long and confirmed by julian.

Himself there's a look at the beautiful palms just above us we're also right next to the newport country club along the pch talk about hands frasier can't close it out though the game's gonna be faster and a windy.

Day the players will go for a little bit more more fast spins great job by stratman fighting those off annesbury closing down the line excuse me stratman closing down the line a couple of these backside sees the cross court speed up whipping that back at the feet.

Great hands from lauren stratman tough ball there in the transition zone for arnold that's one of the challenging shots transitioning from tennis that backhand slice volley and again same thing ansbury trying to speed up to that right shoulder but watch how lauren shifts here.

Looking for that right shoulder but ends up there's a nice little slide ends up on the backhand side ansbury a little frustrated with herself the second or third she's seen that direction great placement by lauren stratman there it's a tough ball when you're on that right side off did.

You slide to open up your backhand side but nice shot from arnold kind of getting that right hip still down the line ah trying to blow that one over sat on the top of the net three two three one.

No no no ball just wide even though looking for the atp she was partner don't call it out i want the glory that was a nice atp too what a great angle there that the difference in those last in that last attack cross court is the hype.

Of the ball a little bit lower just catching the net in terms of where it hits on lauren stratton very smart by dylan go into the inside foot nice push king from mansbury great recovery from fraser again another great dig stays in bounds.

From frasier the overhead from the baseline stratman works back in and just like that we're back to neutral looking for the slider up the line the first have been covered the second she misses wide but incredible play from dylan frazier the dig in the middle of that was just.

Outrageous welcome to pickleball yeah without a doubt 4-3 now ansberry and frazier are on top a little bit more life after game one that is a beautifully striked ball i was hoping for it and the three ammo one just wide.

Five four one lauren stratton again doing a solid job in preparation she i believe she's about four for five on those cross court speed ups taking him back down the line on the backhand side of frazier boy he's got such great anticipation quick feet 7-4 now.

Forces a time-out there was a some good rhythm on the side of asbury and frazier but it has now shifted yet again back to the side of arnold and stratman i think some early takes from ansbury in terms of speeding it up have been the result of nice play of.

Stratman and arnold a little bit of a run here late in the second game took down hansberry frazier game one eleven to two so they are just a few away from moving on in the winner's bracket they had a first round bye and then faced off against brasha and.

Tias it's a two set or two game battle excuse me eleven eight eleven nine nice defense for mansbury stratman's has had some beautiful backhand swing volleys today and crucial moments thank you 9-4.

9-14 and just like that we have found ourselves at a match ball a solid run i don't think that one's coming back julian to the right thank you thank you missed return 10-5.

See if hansberry and fraser can find a little something here looking for the extended reach is dylan frazier still a long ways to go i love that attack from lauren stratton i know it didn't go her direction but it's one of my favorites where she has.

The paddle on her left side still using that forehand stroke and then is able to whip that with some curve up the line it's a nice little combination from her pairs it with backhand one great disguise there ball out of bounds so another shot for ansbury and fraser to add a few more to.

The board good exchange in the cross courts we got a game 10-7 still first serve nearly there one great hands for mansbury frasier still working in front.

And ball just wide they save one one is saved gotta work hard now gotta unwind this and it's very on the left you saw that drive come in and frazier was all over it covered for his partner another one back good hold.

Yep go arnold want to get it done to fight off one more ball to get served back bye and there it is 11-7 in game number two closing it out in just two games here's a look back.

At match point just like that there are some high fives and the team in blue and white are moving on 11-2 11-7 we'll get a chance to catch up with them right after this short break so.

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Superior labs is a proud sponsor of usa pickleball all right welcome back to newport beach california lauren stratman a big winner alongside julian arnold who is moving on in the winner's bracket now it seemed like you guys had a very good rhythm coming out into game one talk to me about the preparation and a little bit.

Of the scouting report you guys came in with how were you able to execute so well in game one um yeah i think we were watching dylan and sarah play a little earlier and just noticed that dylan's playing pretty big today and and covering a lot of the courts so we wanted to make sure he stayed honest and.

Kept on his side as much as possible but other than that you know just trying to play our game and get out there and uh stay aggressive and positive so now you talk about staying on his side and one of the shots that was probably one of my favorites that you were able to execute beautifully time and time again the cross-court speed up coming from.

Asbury and your ability to take that ball back down the line on the counter how many times does it take to practice something like that because for you to be able to anticipate that shot and then execute it's just a thing of beauty yeah that's my favorite shot it feels so good every time so i'm like okay like hopefully she keeps doing it um but yeah.

I think it's just knowing where to cover your spots so she's either going to attack down the line or middle if she goes middle i'm just sitting on my backhand so and the placement where i can pull it helps a lot with dylan going to the middle so yeah thank you though all right well it's so fun watching you.

Guys and the energy that you both share on and off the court now how fun is it to get a chance to actually play alongside one another uh yeah no it's it's uh it's kind of a dream come true and something that uh i've hoped would happen uh for a while and now we're finally.

Getting the opportunity you know it's it's coming into the sport is a new player it's tough to find partners and and lauren was uh kind of locked up with some other partners for in the beginning of the year um but now she's got a little bit more.

Time for me so uh i'm sliding in and hopefully i can i can do my part now the real question is is how's your andiamo lauren i'm not even allowed to say that like i pronounce it so badly so i don't even try all right well maybe that's what you need to be practicing instead of that.

Backhand because that's a thing of beauty but we got more coming here from the grandstand you're not going to want to miss this next one out of the winner's bracket hi i'm matt wright proudly ambassador of original penguin if you run.

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The beautiful facility here in newport beach california this is a tennis and pickleball club here for the consumer cellular usa pickle ball or excuse me usa pickleball newport beach championships and this is the one it's the one seed versus the five seed georgia johnson and her brother j.w.

Johnson taking on paris todd and kyle yates this is out of the winner's side of the bracket so both these teams have picked up some wins on the day and if you want to talk about some power and pace well it's going to be coming both on the side of jw johnson and paris todd not to mention george johnson has got a arm that is fully loaded at all.

Times she's currently got the ball in hand kyle yates one of the most experienced on the court having been in pickleball for years ready to rock and roll ernie first ball cameron irwin walking you through this one big thank you to sean bolitari for.

Sitting alongside me this morning president founder of the club here gotta go do some more work high ball for paris todd and jw's all over it looking for that top spin forehand roll it's a little too much on it to return two missed returns two points ball just wide.

There's todd and kyle yates took down gayton legion young in a three-game battle for this matchup lifted high and moved to that forehand side of paris todd 0-3-1 ladies heads up now.

Got a chance to catch up with yates and todd and ask them about whether they stay and put paris on the left side to fill his head up a little bit of a conversation takes place guard of jw's fast hands maybe feel like they have a little bit more of an.

Advantage with paris todd going at georgia instead of him a lot of times thinking of pickleball you attack right in front of you it's the shortest distance the least amount of time to react oh paris had a good look at it that fourth ball came back a little bit quicker it might have gone wide but.

Tried to probably pull her paddle down todd one of the great up-and-comers in the game of pickleball as is georgia johnson in the women's game 15 years old as georgia johnson nice roll keeping that ball very low jw one of the best in the game all around mixed singles.

And men's doubles doesn't matter great job by georgia johnson fighting off those forehand rolls perris todd has become known for those got a few options there georgia johnson working with the short hop some might take it out of the air if possible.

Nice job jw patrolling the net two four looking for the cross court speed up jw's all over it protecting his sister three four three four one make it 4-4 the bottom of the ball just fell out of it these windy conditions some funky things.

Can happen to that wiffle ball nice reset there by paris todd back to the cross court battle between the ladies so that's where paris is going to look to attack cross court when she's head up with j dub watch for georgia to use that backhand.

To be able to counter just long but i do like the height of that lob it was so fast that lands in that's gonna be a thing of beauty 5'4 nice reset from georgia johnson atp defended.

And even more defense from pt nice job by jw keeping the pressure on 6'4 that's a beautiful play from georgia finding the left hip is kyle yates great shot nice speed up when you see these speed ups it's not just about ripping the ball as hard as possible all of these athletes are.

Actually aiming at a specific target on the opposing player that's all dictated off a scouting report and where their paddle posture and tendencies lie looking for those weaknesses there's not a whole lot of weakness though on jw if anyone's ever found one let us know.

Because we are have yet to four six two quick wrist jw johnson another side out it was a gorgeous volley there from jw just picking that up about three inches above the height of the ground georgia not able to finish that next play.

Little indecision there from paris todd you heard this little stutter step of her feet she was considering going for the atp she does love that shot inside out four seven what nice clothes from kyle yates good recognition as he comes in very quickly slapping the back hand.

Six seven now quick feet from kyle yates who works for the speed up tried to surprise george johnson who was well prepared second serve now fast feet from kyle yates but gets himself a little out of position as jw.

Is well ready finds the open court seven six one point 8-6 nice drop forcing the decision for paris great ball movement from j.w johnson painting the lines from left to right.

Paris todd gets caught a little bit on that forehand side shifting over so 9-6 and that's enough for paris todd and her partner kyle yates take a timeout have a little conversation about their strategy dj is easy having some fun here on the grand stand looking through this mixed doubles.

Bracket todd and yates have had a solid start to their day took down golden hirsch and mcmackin in straight games then they faced off against gayton leach and young that would be sierra gayton leach and dj young that was a three-game battle here on the grand stand and it.

Was a good one at that they took the first game then dropped the second had a great game three 11-6 there in the third to put themselves here in the winter semi-final the winner moving on to the winners bracket final miscommunication hustle.

And an overhead just tipped what great play from jw johnson and georgia i'm not sure which play i like more was it j dubs or georgia's we'll leave it up to you we'll be right back with game two consumer cellular has the best customer service they care about the customer the best price with the best quality the.

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Todd and yates as they trail a game now to georgia johnson and j.w johnson the number one seed in the tournament here jw looking for the triple crown a lot more pickleball to play on this beautiful sunday in orange county california these are two of the top contenders looking for that gold medal.

She makes the right play but ball is just one zero long zero one nice drop there and an even better finish good close from georgia johnson the second one this one off the top of the net there's todd well prepared however ball.

Gets a little extra help up and over her paddle with paris on that left side she'll look to slide forehand right there getting a little jammed up on that right shoulder gonna see some different patterns with paris head to head with georgia 4-1-1.

They decide to switch kyle yates big time play 4-1-2 c trying to loop that ball is georgia johnson it's interesting to see the spin of the ball here in person and the changes.

On those four-hand dinks one pops up that person becomes the aggressor with the topspin the ball is moving along with the wind right now so some of those volleys are going to be a little extra difficult difficult those touch become that much more challenging.

This ball might just move an inch off the sweet spot of your paddle high ball let's cover georgia she makes a first great play but not able to come back with the combination miss return for all five four one 542.

Get a nice comeback by paris to get her feet back in there but not able to close out without forehand so often in these hands battles you end up going from a backhand side shifting your body to the forehand because your paddle is already on that side of your body on your last stroke so many angles it's a geometry here in.

The game of pickleball as well as probability what's the high percentage shot hands for days ultimately it goes to the master j.w johnson yes seven five two eight five two.

A little bit of pressure from kyle yates trying to work around the corner allows paris todd to flow towards the middle taking advantage eight five two paris todd finds a solid angle recognizing the dink just wide with enough pace to get around the pole nice hold.

Missing the third there is paris so looking for a little bit of extra touch there not enough kyle yates has been so good all weekend long defensively making those plays look easy and i will tell you right now they are not the amount of touch required is just astronomical 9-5 here j.w johnson.

And georgia johnson with a solid lead in game two game one already their direction it's been a fantastic environment here in newport beach california the fans definitely filling in for this one two of the top tier teams on tour facing off against one another paris todd and kyle yates working.

Together i believe for the first time still figuring out a little strategy georgia johnson and jw johnson while they play against one another frequently trained against one another as well brother sister duo just 19 and 15 years old there's a look at julie johnson mama and also great senior pro.

Having a little snack it is midday here just hitting the 12 o'clock hour on this fantastic fourth of july weekend in orange county we hope you're having so much fun celebrating and watching some pickleball along with us got to give a big shout out to our fantastic crews here at boxcar productions they've been hanging.

In so tough and having a great time doing it our whole camera crew those back in the truck big shout out all those bringing you the best pickleball it's now 10-5 which brings us not only a game point but match point for the number one seed.

Some umph on that one from pt hey try this out and a chance for todd and yates make a little bit of a move here beautiful shot from paris todd great control and there's the quick whip.

Of j-dub he looks like he's gonna dink this ball that's the the disguise ball lands just in good leave that time missed opportunity george johnson catching that snap off a serve didn't like her toss another match ball there it is off the.

Misting georgia johnson and j.w johnson are moving on this is a look at match ball so a fantastically played game by the brother and sister duo they will be moving on to the winner's bracket final sitting on the other side is strabin and arnold we'll have more coming from the grand stand here we'll get a chance to.

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welcome back to newport beach and welcome in to the grandstand i've got our winners alongside georgia johnson as well as j.w johnson taking down the number five seed in a very tough kyle yates and paris todd it seemed like from.

The very beginning of the game you guys were locked in and liked the strategy you had what was some of that strategy i know you don't want to divulge too much keep that a little bit locked down but can you give us a little bit of insight jadob uh flick the bal