Pickleball is the fastest-growing sport on the planet and as more people discover this exciting game, they are looking for ways to show their commitment. One way to do this is by wearing pickleball apparel. While a few brands are catering to the pickleball name, the market is growing as the demand for more apparel rises. One brand making a splash is dink.pro, founded by Karen Whitaker and her husband, John Whitaker.
Being an avid pickleball player since the pandemic, Karen noticed the limited options for pickleball apparel and the need for an upgrade. “At the time, the choices were limited and what was available was not worth buying.” She took matters into her own hands and along with her husband co-founded dink.pro. “We had an ongoing list of sayings and terms that we built over the course of a year” remembers John, “some were funny, some were literal, but they all were unique to pickleball.”
With so many fun terms unique to Pickleball, there is much to be played upon for its apparel. As the creators of dink.pro, Karen, and John bring awareness of the sport by creating clothing that makes pickleball players recognizable and stand out from tennis players. They aim to be the primary providers for other paddle clubs and leagues and would like to create a turnkey product for corporate events.
Pickleball is a sport for every age, gender, athletic ability, and skill level. It creates community through competition, fun, and passion for the sport. What was missing is the ability to identify a fellow pickler easily… It deserves its look and style,” states John while explaining the idea behind Karen’s passion project, dink.pro. Their online store went live in November 2022, and since then, they have gotten positive responses from pickleball players and were thrilled to see their brand’s engagement.
Their core line includes comfortable, stylish tees, and tanks perfect for a day of Pickleball. At the same time, their casual wear features performance-enhancing hoodies and pullovers that are designed to wear after the match is complete.
Karen’s fondness for sports is represented via the apparel tagline “ONE MORE GAME,” which shows her love and determination for the game. With dink.pro, pickleball enthusiasts can look, feel, and do good. So why wait? Get on the court in style and support a brand for pickleball enthusiasts made by pickleball enthusiasts. Click here to learn more.