Tyson McGuffin has already established himself as one of the top Pickleball Singles players in the world. And now after focusing on his dink game skills and patience and strategy selection is fast becoming a force to be reckoned with amongst the top players in Doubles as well.
Ty grew up in Lake Chelan, Washington, in a family that was into wrestling in a huge way. With five brothers and two sisters, Ty was the baby of the family. With his father as a high school wrestling coach, wrestling was his main sport growing up until he found tennis at a later age. Ty’s racquet (and paddle)-based future began to take shape when he decided to play tennis at the junior college level after passing up on a wrestling scholarship opportunity.
Ty was introduced to Pickleball when an older gentleman at his tennis club kept asking him to come down to the local YMCA and play. In an effort to get him to quit asking, he finally gave in and then had a blast. He hasn’t looked back and ever since then it has taken over his life and he claims to have a full blown addiction to the sport.
In describing his love for Pickleball, Ty explains, “I love pickleball, the whole scene. Pickleball totally sells itself. Pickleball is a game anyone can play. I am a full-blown pickleball addict. I can’t live without this game. I want to encourage people to play the fastest growing sport in the world. Pickleball has the best community of any sport I know; it is the best social scene anybody can find. I have met so many incredibly awesome people while playing pickleball. I have friends all over the country now. The whole pickleball community is so friendly and welcoming.”
But even more than Pickleball, Ty treasures the fact that he’s engaged and has a 3 year old son, Ty. “He is my inspiration!”
Ty is a USPTA (Tennis) and IPTPA (Pickleball) certified instructor at the Yakima Tennis Club in Yakima, Washington.
- 2017 PPF Desert Championships
- Bronze – Men’s Singles
- 2016 USAPA Nationals
- Silver – Men’s Singles 19+
- Silver – Open Men’s Singles
- 2016 Tournament of Champions
- Bronze – Open Men’s Singles Masters