Quite the Pickler...
Where did your interest to try pickle ball start?
I played high level tennis, so naturally I was interested in racket and paddle sports. Pickleball was unique and I had a neighbour who continued to try to get me to play Pickleball. One day, I was able to play some practice games with this neighbour and I was instantly hooked.
What other sports were you interested in growing up?
Tennis, I played competitively all through juniors and even into College at the division I level. Basketball was another passion of mine that I played regularly. I also loved some of the extreme sports like skateboarding and riding motorcycles, so a little bit of everything.
Pickle ball is now on the radar of professional athletes investing in their own teams. Did you ever think this sport would get to this level?
I did - I knew it would get to this point, I just didn’t realise how quickly it would get there.
What do you love about the Stance brand and why did you choose to be endorsed by them for performance socks?
Stance is the best. I remember when they first came out and I was young, their socks were all the rage. From that young age, I grew to love the company because of their culture, what they represented and the quality of their products.
What is next for Tyler Loong?
Continuing to compete in professional tournaments and also growing the game through one of my businesses, The Picklr (indoor Pickleball facilities). Check us out at thepicklr.com.
Where can our audience find out more about you?
I’m most active on Instagram (@tyler.loong), however, I’ve been using Twitter and Youtube a little more.