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Official Partnerships

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SELKIRK

Selkirk Sport is the brainchild of Mike, Rob, and Jim Barnes. Two brothers and a father embarked on their dream to create the market leader in pickleball paddle innovation and technology. Together with their families, the Barnes have strived to embody the core principles they have rooted into their business mission: uncompromising quality. Not only does this apply to delivering the foremost in creative excellence through high-performance equipment, Selkirk Sport strives to improve the pickleball community as a whole. We establish and promote the genuine integrity of the family-oriented, close-knit community that is at the heart of pickleball. As we promote the sport, we redefine the way the world views pickleball and inspire every generation to participate.

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JOOLA

JOOLA, which was founded in 1952, has dominated the professional table tennis scene for over 15 years. Partnering with North American Table Tennis early on, JOOLA established a strong presence through the North American Table Tennis Tour and NATT’s flagship event, the North American Teams Championships. 

In 2022, JOOLA blast onto the pickleball scene when it signed Ben Johns, the greatest pickleball player of all time to a lifetime contract. Built upon its core values of inclusion, innovation and inspiration, JOOLA has quickly become one of the biggest names in the world, in pickleball with a deep focus on the player experience. 

This partnership will directly enhance the member experience at clubs across North America and further educate our leaders on paddles, trends and ultimately the future of pickleball as a sport. 

We are proud to welcome, Richard Lee, Gordon Kaye (Chief Experience Officer) and the entire JOOLA family, Home!

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DILL DINKERS

Dill Dinkers Pickleball is the leading provider of dedicated indoor pickleball facilities on the east coast. With the announcement of their fifth facility, Dill Dinkers will offer 50 dedicated indoor pickleball courts in the DMV by early 2024. The Dill Dinkers brand is known for its fun, friendly, and welcoming environment where players of all ages and skill levels can play, socialize, and improve their skills. Each facility offers dedicated indoor courts with fences and outdoor surfaces, event space, a ball machine, and a state-of-the-art reservation system powered by Court Reserve. Dill Dinkers offers court reservations for members and visitors. They also offer clinics, private and semi-private lessons, leagues, business advertising, and rental for private events.

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COURT RESERVE

Elevating Tennis & Pickleball Clubs above the rest is made possible with Court Reserve, a powerful web-based and mobile app platform. This innovative solution enables clubs and facilities to establish strong connections with tennis and pickleball players, while simultaneously boosting memberships, maximizing court utilization, and optimizing staff efficiency. Court Reserve empowers club managers and teaching professionals by providing comprehensive management tools for programming, payments, and point-of-sale operations. Elevate your club's success with Court Reserve and experience the transformational benefits of streamlined operations and increased profitability.

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MIHA BODYTEC

Miha bodytec whole body electro muscle stimulation (WB-EMS) is a FDA Cleared training solution for exercise and physical medicine. WB-EMS is an accessible wellness amenity that helps members play more, play better and play longer – whether it’s golf, tennis, pickleball, swimming or any other club activities. Members can play more due to the time efficiency of WB-EMS (20 minute sessions, one time per week); play better with improved strength, mobility, and overall health; and play longer with increased endurance and stamina and reduction of everyday aches and pains. miha bodytec WB-EMS  is easily implemented into the club environment and is an amenity that will keep drawing in member traffic.

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WILSON

The Directors Club is thrilled to announced an exciting new partnership with Wilson Sporting Goods. This partnership, which has been long in the works will give our members first hand access to the best products in the country including clothing. It will increase the member experience through easy access and knowledge that will allow leaders to tailor products for their members. We have been blown away by Wilsons innovation and dedication to the racquets industry and we are thrilled to parter with them to grow racquets!

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SETS CONSULTING

SETS Consulting is the only program in the coaching/racquets Industry that takes a personalized approach to each and every professional by educationally and financially investing in them! SETS Consulting offers a lifelong service to help tennis industry professionals, their clubs and their staff with the ongoing list of challenges they face both personally and professionally. 

SETS Consulting personally mentors and partners with all tennis teaching professionals for perpetuity! That's right, for the remainder of your careers you will have Kyle LaCroix, an industry leader, a tennis maverick and USPTA Master Professional be your go-to contact for questions, support, troubleshooting, brainstorming, and mentoring on all things racquets industry and coaching related. 

This is an opportunity of a lifetime and for all Director's Club Members, SETS Consulting is happy to provide

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OWL'S NEST RESORT AND GOLF CLUB

We are excited to announce an official partnership with Owl’s Nest Resort and Golf Club in the White Mountains. Owl’s Nest, which is the largest resort in New England offers guests adventures on the largest made-made lake in NH, eight red clay tennis courts, two grass courts, and eight pickleball courts and an award -winning golf course, all nestled within the beautiful White Mountains. 

It’s part of a master plan developed by Owner Brian Lash of LCJ Management in Boston, who purchased the resort in 2014 for less than $2 million after it went bankrupt. He saw the potential in the 600-acre resort, which already had the state’s only Jack Nicklaus-designed course and 29 vacation rental units, McCoil says. Over the next few years Owl’s Nest projects over 20 million annually not counting sales of its 200 plus houses and apartments built around its breathtaking campus.

Owl’s Nest is the perfect destination for getaways, conferences, member getaways and so much more. It is a place where time stands still and the possibilities are endless. Re-connect, laugh, love and have the time of your life by visiting the Owl’s Nest Resort and Golf Club today!

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RECESS PICKLEBALL

Recess Pickleball was started in 2021 and has been one of the fastest growing Pickleball paddle companies in the country.  Founded on a passion for fun and a commitment to quality, Recess Pickleball has emerged as one of the leading recreational brands in the industry.

One of their unique offerings is the customized paddle service tailored specifically for country clubs, pro shops, and resorts, with all custom paddles manufactured in Recess' Austin-based facility.

Recognizing the unique needs of country clubs, they offer a specialized service in creating custom paddles that reflect your club's identity. Whether it's incorporating club colors, logos, or specific design elements, the Recess design team works closely with clubs to bring their vision to life.

These paddles not only serve as high-quality playing equipment but also as a symbol of club pride.Custom Recess paddles can be found in over 100 clubs and resorts across the nation as they continue to receive phenomenal feedback and make a name for themselves.

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PEACOCK AND LEWIS

Peacock + Lewis, a renowned planning, architectural, and interior design firm specializing in private clubs and hospitality, is proud to announce its partnership with The Directors’ Club of America. This exclusive community brings together industry leaders with the shared objective of promoting education and communication, and showcasing the path to success within the racquets and hospitality sector. to learn more.

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LAYKOLD

The Directors Club is proud to announce an official partnership with Laykold! 

Trusted and chosen for the U.S Open, Miami Open, and many other prestigious events, Laykold is the world’s premier court surface.

The only court surface brand to combine Grand Slam performance with ISO certified quality,  Laykold provides an elite status to sport and recreational facilities worldwide.

Name your game …tennis, pickleball, basketball, futsal, game courts.... Laykold has the ideal court surface to satisfy every need and desire from recreational enthusiasts to the world’s highest ranked professional athletes.

 

Laykold is the world leader in Green court technology with their Gel surface consisting of 60+% renewable resources in addition to Force Reduction capabilities that are retained for 10+ years. 

Their LM5 and LM8 systems also contain 3000+ and 6000+ recycled balls respectively.

 

Reach out today to learn more about how your courts can be better for you and your members.

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COOLSPORT

The Directors Club is proud to partner with CoolSport! CoolSport is proud to partner together to help brand your country club, racquet sports club, tournament or organization.

CoolSport specializes in creating custom logoed tennis dampeners, grip rings, embroidered wristbands, cooling towels, hats/visors/headbands and pickleball paddles.

 

Founded in 2005, think of CoolSport for your custom logoed needs.

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CLUB DESIGN PRO

Lauren Roeder is the founder of Club Design Pro, a design company specializing in creating hiring portfolios for club and resort professionals. Lauren spent her career working at some of the nation's top clubs and resorts while running a design business on the side. Six years ago, she transitioned to design full-time after starting a family. Now she uses her experience to help prepare visually stunning portfolios that will stand out to hiring committees. As a full-service designer, Lauren can guide clients through the hiring process with top recruiting firms, assisting with everything from resumes and portfolios to PowerPoint presentations, flyers, and newsletters. Check out her website at www.clubdesignpro.com (http://www.clubdesignpro.com/)

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GRAND SLAM TENNIS TOURS

Grand Slam Tennis Tours organizes and escorts tennis enthusiasts on luxury tennis vacations worldwide to see the top professional players compete at the biggest tennis tournaments. Our 30 years in business means we've had thousands of happy clients travel the world with us!

Our tennis tour packages are a great way to experience the Grand Slam tournaments. We offer a variety of travel packages to all four majors to help you get up close to the action, and all of them are customizable to fit your specific preferences.

We’ll take you to the top tennis tournaments in the world under the name Topnotch Tennis Tours. Whether it’s to Indian Wells, Monaco, Laver Cup, or somewhere else, we can take you there. Let us plan your next exciting tennis adventure!

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TWEENER LIGHTING SOLUTIONS

LED Court Lighting for outdoor Tennis and Pickleball courts. Tweener LED Lighting offers professional court lighting for outdoor tennis and pickleball courts. Tweener is the only patented, UL Certified, linear LED sports lighting system in the US and the Official Low Mast Lighting of the USPTA. Request a free quote at TweenerUSA.com.

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RAQUETPASS

RacquetPass is the most comprehensive pro shop, stringing management, demo management, and player communications solution. RacquetPass supports everyone from large prominent retail shops to private clubs to independent stringers/pros, whether USTA National Campus, NYC RacquetPass Sports, Tennis Spot, Harvard Tennis, Westchester Country Club, Frisco Tennis, Fromuth Retail, and many more. Users benefit from hundreds of administrative labor hours saved, 2x+ stringing revenues, and entirely new demo revenue that the RacquetPass platform enables. 

 

Features include:

  • Live demo status for all demo/loaner inventory

  • Automatic demo charging for days rented

  • Automatic text on stringing completion

  • No more pen and paper on stringing intake

  • Increase retention and loyalty to protect from online competition

  • Full player stringing, demo, and equipment history logs

  • Seamless text and/or email player communications for programming, marketing, and more
     

Please go to RacquetPass.com/request-free-trial to learn more.

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PRO BAND

The idea for ProBand started with out-of-the-box problem solving and a vision to be able to heal people who suffer from Repetitive Stress Injuries while keeping them in motion.

 

Their mission is to provide athletes and people in the workforce alike with the best pain relief solutions for a better today.

You bring the talent. They bring the relief!

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10-S TENNIS SUPPLY

10-S Tennis Supply, located in Pompano Beach, FL, is your one-stop solution for your tennis and pickleball facility. Supporting coaches and tennis professionals with court supplies since 1964. Order online or over the phone: Nets, Windscreens, Benches, Clay Court Equipment, Water Removers, Divider Netting, Court Organizers, Paddles, Pickleballs, Paddle Racks, Equipment Bags.

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PURE DINK LUXURY PICKLEBALL JEWELRY

Pure Dink, Luxury Pickleball Jewelry, is a must-have accessory for country clubs and pro shops.. Born out of Mary's passion for the game and her extensive experience in the jewelry industry, Pure Dink Authentic Pickleball Jewelry fills a gap in the market for luxurious pieces crafted from high-quality materials like 14 karat gold, sterling silver, natural diamonds, and gemstones. Its subtle sparkle adds the perfect touch to any pickleball player's attire, creating a sophisticated look for the country club scene.

 

We believe that just as it's essential to know and understand the game of Pickleball, coaches and directors should have the ability to inspire their players with beautifully crafted Pure Dink jewelry for sale at the clubs. That’s why we've developed a program tailored specifically for country clubs and pro shops, enabling them to earn significant returns on investment without the need to stock inventory. This eliminates the risk of theft or loss of inventory. 

 

For us, it's not just about the jewelry; it's about what we stand for: Pure, standing for decent Dink, standing for determined individuals, naturing kindness.

Our charitable initiative aims to foster kindness in the world of Pickleball through an annual tournament, raising funds to address pressing societal issues like bullying among children and sex trafficking. we're eager to cultivate a lasting partnership with members of The Directors Club. 

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PADEL LUX

Padel Lux was created to revolutionize the existing court building process and provide clients with a level of service unmatched in the industry. We believe in quality over legacy.

Our team of experts has a combined 50 years of experience in: Commercial Construction

Manufacturing, Procurement, 

Construction Management 

 

From the initial consultation to the final installation, we work closely with our clients to ensure that every detail is perfect. 

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GAMMA SPORTS

GAMMA Sports goes beyond ordinary to support the success of every day athletes. Our unique approach centers around innovation and the unwavering belief that playing never stops inspiring. At GAMMA, we are on a mission to revolutionize the experience of athletes and enhance their performance through cutting-edge products that embody our ethos: Never Stop Playing.

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PUTTERMAN ATHLETICS

Since 1920 Putterman Athletics (M. Putterman & Co. LLC) has set industry standards in the athletics industry and over time has become widely acknowledged for creating innovative solutions for the athletic market. Putterman Athletics, and its sister companies, MPC Containment Systems and MPC Containment International, also boast a prestigious following for industrial, containment, and agricultural applications. Putterman produces its custom products here in the United States, with production facilities in Chicago, Illinois, and DeLand, Florida. We continue to look to expand our presence to better serve our customers. 

Today, Putterman Athletics is one of the largest suppliers of tennis equipment, outfitting everyone from backyard enthusiasts and private clubs, including the Midtown Tennis Club in New York and Chicago, the East Bank Club in Chicago, to internationally watched tournaments including the US Open in New York. Putterman’s baseball products are requested by National and American League teams and our football products outfit NFL and major university football stadiums across the country.

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FROMUTH

We are excited to announce an official partnership with Fromuth Racquet Sports - Your Premier Destination for ALL Racquet Sports. As a leading wholesale racquet sport distributor for over 50 years and retail store located in West Lawn, Pennsylvania, they take pride in providing exceptional services.

With their vast 25,000 sq. ft. warehouse, we offer an impressive selection of approximately 22,000 unique racquet sport product SKUs. 

Fromuth Racquet Sports, formerly known as Fromuth Tennis, has been owner by Pat Shields for 30+ years. In that time, Jim Fromuth was his main partner until he retired a few years ago. As they take the next step in the business Pat and his son Patrick will be leading strategy." 

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FRANK WORKS

We are proud to announce a new brand partner and member of The Directors Club of America - Frank Works!Frank Works was created by three long time footwear executives to answer the question they heard over and over from players - Why can't my court shoes be as comfortable as my running shoes?Frank Works is offering each Director that is a member of The Directors Club a chance to try their signature shoe - The One.

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MOR SPORTS GROUP

Mor Sports "RIGHT FIRST TIME ON TIME" 

 

Established in the USA in 2012, the company is proud to be at the forefront of the growth of Pickleball in Florida and to help grow the sport.  We are honored to be the official court builder for the U.S. Pickleball Open in Naples, Florida.

 

Our family based company has grown to become recognized as the #1 name for quality in sports facility construction, and in particular, pickleball.

 

Proud to be members of ASBA (American Sports Builders Association), we are a proven, experienced, reliable, and licensed sports facilities contractor.

 

Our in-house, highly skilled teams have successfully carried out projects at some of the most prestigious sporting facilities and competition stadiums both in Florida and across the world bringing quality, competency, and experience to each and every job, big or small.

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LOVE SERVING AUTISM

The Directors' Club of America is excited to partner with Love Serving Autism (LSA), a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to improving communication, motor coordination, and life skills for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders and unique abilities using racquet sports. Lisa Pugliese-LaCroix, the founder of Love Serving Autism, trains tennis and pickleball professionals for an adaptive and inclusive certification in the racquet sports industry.

http://www.loveservingautism.org/

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FAST-DRY COURTS

Fast-Dry Courts, Inc., located in Pompano Beach, FL, was founded in 1981 and specializes in the construction, resurfacing and maintenance of professional sport courts. They provide customers with a complete set of court construction services, from initial design and consultation to new construction, resurfacing, repairs, lighting, and fencing. They offer these services for all court types including Har-Tru clay courts, asphalt cushion and concrete hard courts, pickleball courts, padel courts, synthetic surfaced courts, artificial turf, basketball courts, bocce courts and shuffleboard courts.

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TOTAL PLATFORM TENNIS

“Official Court Builder of the 2014, 2015, 2017, 2018 & 2019 Men’s & Women’s National Championships”

 

David Dodge – Owner

David is the most experienced platform tennis court builder in North America.  He has personally been involved in the construction of over 600 courts in his 40 year career.  For those of you who are not familiar with platform tennis, you are in for an informative session on one of the most unique and popular amenities your club can add.

 

Mark Kebe – Owner

Mark has played platform tennis for over 40 years and has been David Dodge’s business partner for 13 years.  He has run one of the largest platform tennis tournaments for over 20 years and is a former Board member of the American Platform Tennis Association, the sport’s governing body.  He brings valuable insight from a player’s perspective.

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WINNER'S AWARD GROUP

In business since 1977, Winner’s Award Group is a full-service provider of custom trophies and awards, CHAMPIONSHIP BELT Trophies, custom plaques and framing, corporate awards, promotional gifts and corporate apparel.

 

Whether it is a PGA Tour Golf Championship or a Sales meeting for one thousand reps, our one-stop-shopping experience allows you to get everything you need from one company.

 

Our awards and ideas are out of the box, we can create custom pieces that fit your theme or event as well as your budget, We pride ourselves on creating more than trophies and awards…At Winner’s Award Group we create unique recognition and memories that will last a lifetime.

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