Meet Founders SJ & Corey

What started out as a fun side-project quickly grew into a something real for us, and we're so excited to share it with you!

Much to the encouragement of Sarah's brother and father, we got involved with pickleball early on during the pandemic, and never looked back. With our competitive and entrepreneurial minds at work, we continued to think outside the "kitchen" and explore ways to further grow the sport. Eventually, in late 2022, dinkz was born.

We both grew up in a small town in western Massachusetts. Our college and eventual careers led us to Boston, where we each lived for many years. New England weather, the housing market, and the birth of Corey's godson all contributed to our eventual move down south, where we reside today, on Lake Norman in North Carolina.

If there's one silver lining to now being far away from our family and friends of the Northeast...its that Charlotte is a fantastic hub for pickleball, and a perfect birthplace for dinkz.

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Our Story

Pickleball is more than just a sport to us. It's a game that brings people together and does not discriminate regardless of your age, size or athletic ability. It's a game for top dogs and underdogs alike!

What we've noticed over the last couple years that we've been playing is that the sport brings people together within their communities and across the world. During the pandemic, our family started playing pickleball as a hobby and it quickly became an obsession. Days where we would have just binged another Netflix show turned into hours at the courts in Ogunquit, Maine, our second home. We experienced first-hand how our family bonded over the sport of pickleball, and inspired us to share that same feeling with others.

We want to bring pickleball lovers together with our brand, dinkz. We want you to think of dinkz when you need new apparel to sport at your next tournament, when you're playing at the courts down the street, or even when you're lounging at home on those lazy Sundays watching Netflix.

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