Chris is a lifelong athlete who has competed in sports for 40+ years. He was a former varsity letterman in soccer and cross country in high school. He went on to become the assistant captain of the University of Georgia’s Ice Hockey Club Team from 1997-2000 and was named as an all-conference all-star during his senior campaign. After college, he continued to compete in various team sports, triathlons and mud runs. In 2018, he discovered Pickleball and has been playing ever since. Chris is a certified pickleball instructor with the prestigious Professional Pickleball Registry, a member of USA Pickleball and holds a SafeSport certification allowing him to coach and work with youth athletes across the country. Chris has a deep passion for introducing people to this exciting and fast-paced game and greatly enjoys seeing his students succeed.
WHY ULTRA ANKLE?
In 2020, I suffered a severe ankle injury that kept me off the court for over 6 months. I was very nervous about returning and wore an ankle brace every time I returned to competitive play. I was using a well-known brand, but it never felt quite right and I went through 2 of them in under a year. Then I tried the Ultra 360 Lace-Up and everything changed. The Ultra 360 had a great feel and gave me a deeper level of support which helped to boost my confidence on the court. In addition, the Ultra 360’s durability was an absolute game changer as it has held up now for well over a year of almost daily play. The laces feel snug and secure while the Velcro straps add additional protection without getting in the way of any of my footwear. I’ll be an Ultra 360 Lace-Up user for life! I would recommend this brace to anyone recovering from or trying to prevent an ankle injury.
WHAT IS THE BEST THING ABOUT PLAYING pickleball?
The best part of playing Pickleball is getting to exercise, compete and meet new people all while playing a fun and fast paced game that is easy to learn.
WHAT ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE YOUNG PLAYERS IN YOUR SPORT?
Pickleball is a social game that promotes healthy competition while meeting new people and making new friends. So play hard, play fair, practice as much as possible and stay safe!!!