Outdoor game PaddleSmash is ready for ‘Shark Tank’

One of the co-founders of PaddleSmash hails from the Middle Tennessee area.

A man bouncing a pickleball on a PaddleSmash paddle

Shark Tank’s Robert Herjavec and Mark Cuban test out PaddleSmash.

Photo by Christopher Willard via ABC and PaddleSmash

The founders of outdoor game PaddleSmashthink: the best elements of pickleball and Spikeball — are hoping to make waves on “Shark Tank” on Friday, Oct. 20.

Fun fact: The game taking over backyards across the nation has ties to the Middle Tennessee area. College Grove resident Tim Swindle teamed up with Scott Brown and PaddleSmash inventor Joe Bingham to launch the portable game last year.

Tune into “Shark Tank” at 7 p.m. (here’s a sneak peek) to watch Swindle and Brown pitch the game to sharks Mark Cuban, Barbara Corcoran, Kevin O’Leary, Lori Greiner, and Robert Herjavec. Let’s take a closer look at how to play.

🏓 PaddleSmash 101

  • It’s best played with four people (two teams)
  • Visit PaddleSmash’s website for tips + step-by-step instructions
  • Each set comes with a PaddleSmash court, a foldable net, four pickleball paddles, and two pickleballs.

Want to bust out PaddleSmash at your next party? The pickleball’s in your court.

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