Meet our Cofounders!

Corey Polom & Sarah Johnston

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.