Pickleball Central and The Composite Recycling Technology Center Announce The Launch Of The World’s First Portable Pickleball Net Made With Recycled Aerospace Grade Carbon Fiber
The SwiftNet™ is light, simple and sets up fast
KENT, WASHINGTON, June 21, 2018 – Pickleball Central and the Composite Recycling Technology Center today announced availability of a unique new portable pickleball net system that will revolutionize one of the fastest growing sports in the world. The SwiftNet™ will transform the experience of setting up a pickleball net, making pickleball more accessible to players around the world. The new net system uses a patent pending design to radically change how quickly and easily a pickleball court can be set up.
Released under the Pickle-Ball, Inc. brand, the SwiftNet™ addresses all the major concerns the pickleball community has had with prior portable net systems. The new system is easier to transport, easier to setup, more durable, and provides players with a better on-court experience. US OPEN and USAPA Nationals Gold Medalist Glen Peterson remarks, “this net is revolutionary – it weighs half the weight, sets up in less than half the time, and recreates the quality of play of the world’s highest end permanent court systems.” Pickleball is a rapidly growing sport with over 3 million players in the U.S. and the sport continues to grow significantly on a global basis. Municipal, scholastic, and private athletic facilities are addressing the growing population by creating spaces within their venues for pickleball play. The portable SwiftNet™ is a breakthrough solution to this fast-growing sport, allowing players and institutions to quickly set up tournament caliber courts in as little as 180 seconds.
These innovative nets are sustainably made using recycled aerospace grade carbon fiber, making them about half the weight of other portable net systems available. With its unique carbon fiber boom and pole design, the SwiftNet™ can be setup by one person, in under three minutes. The main structure will not bend or rust, and is much stronger and more durable than competing products. The SwiftNet™ portable net system provides the stiffness similar to a tournament net with a much simpler tensioning mechanism, and automatically sets and holds a true 36” and 34” height. All the structural and carbon fiber components are made and assembled in Port Angeles, Washington.
David Walter, CEO of the CRTC, said “The CRTC is honored to have worked closely with Pickleball Central on the development and launch of this excellent product into the market. We believe customers will appreciate how quickly the lightweight system sets up and how it responds like a tournament net. It is an excellent offering that is helping to keep scrap carbon fiber out of landfills, creating jobs, and giving our customers far more places to play this rapidly growing sport.”
Edward Hechter, CEO of Pickleball Central, stated “Our goal is to serve the ever growing community of pickleball players, coaches, ambassadors, and tournament directors. In our 12-year history, we’ve never found a product that is as revolutionary to the sport as this one. It will make the sport more accessible, and provide a better on-court experience. Partnership with the amazing team at CRTC to produce this net system has been so rewarding, knowing that we are producing a world-class product right here in Washington state.”
With a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $349, the SwiftNet™ Pickleball Net can be ordered online at Pickleball Central.
About Pickleball Central Pickleball Central is the largest pickleball company in the world. They operate the world's largest online pickleball equipment retail store specializing in paddles, balls, nets, and court supplies. They also produce the Pickleball, Inc. brand of nets, balls, and paddles. Ranked # 1 in customer service for racquet sports retailers by Trust Pilot, Pickleball Central is a family oriented, privately held company operating in Kent, Washington. The company was founded in 2006 and has served over 100,000 customers worldwide. Find out more at www.pickleballcentral.com and www.pickleball.com
About the Composite Recycling Technology Center (CRTC)
Founded in September 2015, the Composite Recycling Technology Center (CRTC) is an innovative independent 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation, whose mission is to inspire and grow the global composite recycling community through innovation in technology and manufacturing, that transforms carbon fiber scrap into products that positively impact people’s lives and our environment. Since carbon fiber is stronger than steel at one third the weight, the product applications in segments like transportation, aerospace and high-performance sporting goods are boundless. The CRTC is accomplishing its mission by providing direct product manufacturing and technical design services, as well as by making low-cost recycled carbon fiber feedstock available for other manufacturers to utilize.
The CRTC is supported through commitments from the Port of Port Angeles, with infrastructure investment from partners at the US Department of Commerce-Economic Development Administration (EDA), a grant from the EDA i6 Regional Innovation Strategies Program (RIS), WA State’s Clean Energy Fund, Clallam County, and the City of Port Angeles. Find out more at www.compositerecycling.org/.
For additional information Pickleball Central contact: Karen Thomas, Director of Marketing firstname.lastname@example.org - (253)243-9853 22330 68th Ave South, Kent, Washington, 98032
CRTC contact: Leslie Perkins, Marketing Manager email@example.com - (619) 302-4942 2220 West 18th Street, Port Angeles, WA 98363