The Dink Pickleball

The Dink Pickleball Logo
Pickleball Lives Here

Andy Roddick, Josh Richards & The Johns Brothers to Square Off at SXSW

by The Dink Media Team on

The annual South by Southwest Conference (SXSW) in Austin, Texas, should be on every professional's bucket list, especially if you do business in interactive media, film or the music industries.

Not only does the event bring out a who's who of business leaders, celebrities and influencers, but it's an interactive extravaganza that offers pretty much everything an attendee would want to experience.

Even Pickleball.

As part of this year's festivities, Amazon Pharmacy is hosting a celebrity pickleball event on Monday, March 11, from 2-4p CT. Tennis major champion Andy Roddick, playing for Andy Roddick Foundation, will captain one team while John Love (VP, Amazon Pharmacy) leads the other. Next to Roddick will be mega-influencer and podcaster Josh Richards and Pickleball Coach to the Stars Matt Manasse as they face off against two of pickleball's top stars.

Team Roddick: Andy Roddick, Matt Manasse, Josh Richards
Team Love: John Love, Ben Johns, Collin Johns

"Pickleball is improving the health of so many people across the country so I am thrilled that Amazon Pharmacy has jumped on board with this incredible event during SXSW," said Manasse, the host of the event. "The talent we brought together is second to none both inside the sport and beyond. I know it’s going to get competitive and I can’t wait for a fantastic show in Austin."

Ben and Collin Johns are quite a coup for the event, as the brother duo is the top-ranked doubles team in men's professional pickleball. Ben is also considered the top male singles player in the sport.

The best part? If you're unable to attend the event live at SXSW, The Dink is hosting the livestream of the event on its YouTube channel.

Below is the complete schedule of the day's events. Be sure to make it a part of your Monday afternoon plans, whether in person or via our livestream.

All Times Central:

1:30-2p - Talent warm up - John Love, Andy Roddick, Josh Richards, Matt Manasse, Ben Johns and Collin Johns

2-2:05p - Introductions - John Love, Andy Roddick, Josh Richards, Matt Manasse, Ben Johns and Collin Johns

2:05-2:20p - Match 1: Rally Scoring Game to 21 - Andy Roddick/Josh Richards vs. John Love/Peter Lewis

2:20-2:30p - Target Practice Giveaway for Fans

2:30-2:50p - Match 2: Rally Scoring Game to 21 - Josh Richards/Matt Manasse vs. Peter Lewis/Collin Johns

3:05-3:30p - Match 3: Final Grouping of Play Rally Scoring Game to 21 - Andy Roddick/Matt Manasse vs. John Love/Ben Johns

3:30-4p - Play with Talent, Q & A, Photos with Talent - John Love, Andy Roddick, Josh Richards, Matt Manasse, Ben Johns and Collin Johns

Pickleballers know that speed matters both on and off the court. That’s why Amazon Pharmacy is taking to the pickleball court at SXSW to show its delivery speed in action.

Amazon Pharmacy is a digital-first, full-service pharmacy on – essentially, a pharmacy in your pocket.

  • It carries most medications prescribed at the doctor’s office, and delivered right to your door, with free two-day delivery for Prime members – and same-day delivery now available in Austin, Phoenix, Seattle and more.
  • Amazon Pharmacy accepts most insurance plans, and offers additional ways to save with Prime, automatic coupons, and RxPass.
  • Amazon Pharmacy's team of U.S.-licensed pharmacists are available 24/7 to answer clinical questions.
  • And for those who manage multiple daily medications, we support PillPack by Amazon Pharmacy, a service that sorts meds by date and time.

Read more