CourtReserve Announces Ashley Owens as Panelist Speaker at First Ever Pickleball Minds Event


St. Augustine, FL — April 1st, 2024 — CourtReserve and Old Coast Pickleball Co-Founder, Ashley Owens, will headline as a keynote panelist speaker at the first ever Pickleball Minds forum event on May 3, 2024, in Princeton, New Jersey.

CourtReserve is a premier software platform that helps clubs boost revenue, efficiency, and player/member engagement by streamlining clubs’ daily operations. CourtReserve has exemplified an unwavering commitment to the pickleball industry, through its official sponsorships of PPR and USA Pickleball, as well as participation in industry events, like Pickleball Minds. Through these efforts and ongoing partnerships, CourtReserve will continue to play a pivotal role in supporting the growth of the industry

Pickleball Minds, pioneered by Rally Sports Venture Founder Amitabh Jain, is a groundbreaking business forum event poised to unite leaders and visionaries in pickleball, a sport that has garnered over 36.5 million players in the US. From offering competitive programming to raising capital for a new facility, this exclusive event aims to support the needs and challenges of pickleball pros, enthusiasts, and businesses alike.

“If you’re involved in pickleball, you know CourtReserve. When I was imagining the type of visionaries I wanted at the Pickleball Minds event, I could not help but think of Ashley Owens. She has a wealth of knowledge to share in this space and we are looking forward to the insights she will share with our attendees,” says Jain.

“If you’re involved in pickleball, you know CourtReserve. When I was imagining the type of visionaries I wanted at the Pickleball Minds event, I could not help but think of Ashley Owens.”

Amitabh Jain, Founder, Pickleball Minds

Joining Ashley Owens on the distinguished panel are thought leaders, industry experts, and representatives from prominent organizations within the pickleball community, including the below:

  • Paul Olson – Industry Thought Leader and Host of The Future of Pickleball Show on Selkirk TV
  • Carl Schmits – Managing Director of Equipment Standards & Facilities Development for USA Pickleball
  • Matt Gordon – Investment Banker, Attorney, and Co-Founder of the Pickleball Club Florida
  • Dr. Kwabena Akufo – President of Confederation of African Pickleball and Ghana Pickleball Association
  • Bernadette Herward Davida – Shareholder, Corporate Real Estate Practice Poisinelli PC, American Law 100 Firm
  • Gordon G.G. Gebert – President of Pickleball Television Network and CEO of Official NPL™ Creator: Slam Master Pro Paddle
  • Ruth Rosenquist – Global Pickleball Federation Chair of Communication, Veloz V.P. of Marketing and Digital Communications
  • Vikram Chugh – Chief Operating Officer at Robertson Stephens
  • Richard Porter – CEO of InPickleball
  • Claude Okin – President & CEO of Sportime Clubs
  • Christine Burrows – Founder of Pickleball Corporate (team)Building (PBCB)
  • Matt Farrell – PBX Pickleball Co-Founder and President of Farrell Sports and Bat Around CEO
  • Mike Rosenberg – Owner of The Pickleball Club at Monroe
  • Rene Prats – Diadem Sports and “Live to Play” Pickleball
  • Carl Foster – President/CEO of Foster Events Group, Host of ‘Inside WORLD Pickleball; TV Show, Co-Owner of Boca Picklers Pro Team
  • David Johnson – CEO of Pickleball Consulting Group and Founder of The Business of Pickleball Newsletter
  • Will Richards – Founder and Chief Executive Officer at Dill Dinkers Pickleball
  • Kaitlyn Kerr – Creator of Pickleball Chick, Owner & General Manager of Las Vegas Night Owls
  • Cameron Linder – CEO of Pickleball Insurance Program (PIP)
  • Aman Grover – CTO of FansPlay (Home of the Fans)

The Pickleball Minds event promises to be an invaluable opportunity for attendees to network, share insights, and gain actionable strategies for navigating the dynamic landscape of the pickleball industry. With sessions covering a wide range of topics, from venue operations to marketing trends, participants can expect to immerse themselves in an environment that can help propel their pickleball ventures to new heights.

“When Amitabh approached me to be a Pickleball Minds panelist speaker, I wanted to highlight growth strategies that have helped over 1,500 of CourtReserve’s club customers worldwide organize and scale their businesses. That’s where we shine in this space, and Pickleball Minds presents an opportunity to connect with industry leaders, to exchange valuable insights, and to collectively shape the future of pickleball. I look forward to contributing to the discussions among some of the brightest minds in pickleball,” says Owens.

“I wanted to highlight growth strategies that have helped over 1,500 of CourtReserve’s club customers worldwide”

Ashley Owens, Co-Founder, CourtReserve

Registration for Pickleball Minds is now open, with early bird tickets available for a limited time! Don’t miss your chance to join CourtReserve and Old Coast Pickleball’s Co-Founder Ashley Owens and other industry experts at this exciting event. Secure your spot today and be part of shaping the future of pickleball!

For more information and to register, visit Pickleball Minds.

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