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PicklePod 12: Pickleball McNasty – the Pickleball Celebrity Whisperer

by The Dink Media Team on

In the most recent episode of PicklePod with Tyson Apostol and Thomas Shields, the two pickleballers chat about the latest from around the picklesphere.

Matt ‘Pickleball McNasty” Manasse stops by PicklePod. Manasse is a pickleball coach at “The Riv”, aka the Riviera Country Club in Los Angeles, and has quickly developed a reputation as the celebrity whisperer of pickleball. He’s played with everyone from Larry David to George W. Bush.

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*Show notes:*

(00:10) Matt did not like Tyson at first
(4:10) The history of the nickname
(8:10) Ryan Sherry takes Matt to his first real pickleball match…against Ben Johns (14:30) “The Riv” – the Celebrity Whisperer, George W Bush and Matt go way back (21:35) Vanity Fair, and why we don’t talk about it
(23:10) More celebs and a Friends cast member has game
(34:10) Matt drops off and the guys “clarify” a few things
(37:10) The Guys cover recent news and upcoming tournaments
(46:40) These are the top 5 paddles ranked by spin

Get caught up on previous episodes here:

PicklePod 1:

Zane Navratil – Fire Up the ZanesawPicklePod 2: Irina Tereschenko – Come at me Bro

PicklePod 3:

Doug Ellin – Creator of Entourage

PicklePod 4:

AJ Koller – 2nd Best in Sin City

PicklePod 5:

MLP Draft, Texas Open, and the Joe Rogan Experience

PicklePod 6:

Pickleball Invades Big Media

PicklePod 7:

College Pickleball Kickoff

Picklepod 8:

Jay Devilliers – Addresses Mixed Doubles Comments

Picklepod 9:

2022 Partnerships and The Dink’s origin story

Picklepod 10:

Dekel Bar’s Journey to Pickleball and Response to Lee Whitwell

Picklepod 11:

Who the hell is Thomas Wilson?
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