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IN THEIR WORDS: Q & ACE With Petra Michael/Founder, SKYblue Pickleball

TUNDRA met-up with Petra Michael, CEO and Co-Founder of SKYblue Pickleball, a leading design firm on the pickleball x athleisure crossover scene, at the 2023 US Open Pickleball Championships in Naples, FL. Michael came to our attention vis-a-vis her amazing designs as worn by Lupita "Lu" Curiel competing on the Senior Pro circuit at the tournament. Curiel had just finished competing, yet her athletic wear looked as if it were ready for lunch at the Four Seasons – SKYblue’s European-inspired designs, a waterfall of bold colors on chic patterns on lightweight and versatile fabric that integrates sunscreen as well.

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Congratulations Dr. Ron Plotka for winning a Gold medal at the US Open Pickleball Tournament in Naples Florida Sunday April 16, 2023

The pickleball world is on fire with excitement as retired Boston area dentist, Dr. Ronald Plotak, has won the gold medal in the men's single category at the US Open Pickleball tournament in Naples Florida last Sunday! Not only did he secure the top spot in his skill level of 2.5/3.0/3.5 80+/85+, but he did it all while using his favorite pickleball paddle, Starstruck by SKYblue Pickleball.

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