November 1, 2019, marks the official grand opening of PickleballSavings.com after almost a busy year of setting up the company’s headquarters, building the website, and working with suppliers. Pickleball Savings offers only the best brands and the best value in pickleball. It is your one-stop online shop for paddles, balls, bags, court suppliers, apparel, and accessories. Unlike other popular pickleball specialty e-comm outlets, Pickleball Savings keeps the merchandise presentation refreshingly organized and clutter-free. The selection is specially curated to narrow the assortment to show only the best of the best. The first goal of Pickleball Savings is to make your shopping experience enjoyable and convenient without burying the shopper with “too much information” but instead offering a pleasant shopping experience and convenient, fast, no-hassle, secure checkout. A second important goal is to take shipping costs out of the buying equation – Pickleball Savings offers FREE shipping on most orders!
Pickleball Savings Inc.’s owner-founders include CEO Jimmy Ervin, a seasoned business startup professional and founder of Velocity Communications in Washington, DC, which is a sophisticated full-service experiential marketing agency that creates live and online events and video and interactive experiences to help brands connect with their target audiences. Velocity’s clients include Xerox, Ford, Panasonic, Southwest Airlines, and the Discovery Channel. Jimmy is an avid pickleball player who was bitten by the bug several years ago as the sport took hold inside the Washington beltway.
The General Manager of Pickleball Savings is Sara Ericson, who handles day-to-day operations and the lead customer service contact for shoppers and suppliers. Her career path makes her the ideal manager of Pickleball Savings, having worked in banking and finance, a manager and sales executive in the fitness and sporting goods industry, and a former marketing professional with a significant pickleball brand. Sara is a sporting goods business professional, an active fitness nut, a long-time recreational pickleball player – and one of the most popular and loved people in pickleball.
Pickleball Savings’ headquarters is in Pearcy, AR, in the foothills of the Ouachita Mountains. The setting is quiet, beautiful, and centrally located in the midsection of America to efficiently serve and ship to customers from coast to coast. The facility includes the company’s offices, warehouse, retail pro shop, and a beautiful indoor stadium pickleball court. The court is open and available to all visitors and is reserved for local recreational play, lessons, clinics – and has become a destination stop for pickleball voyagers traveling through the area, including professional players.
The founders of Pickleball Savings intend to offer another unique, high-quality retail experience for pickleball players and, at the same time, a professional, high-quality retail outlet for top pickleball brands. The company’s values include integrity, honesty, kindness, authenticity, and best business practices. It is a service-minded advocate for the player-shopper, as well as a capable and trustworthy partner to the brand-suppliers. In short, Pickleball Savings does not cut corners; the founders’ mission is always to do things the right way every day. So come see us – in person or online!