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Travis Rettenmaier Interview

by Thomas Shields on

Former top 100 tennis pro and recent pickleball convert stops by to talk about his recent Major League Pickleball experience.

Travis has the unique perspective of being a player and partial owner of the Florida Smash, which makes this interview particularly interesting. He addresses drafting himself, playing with JW Johnson and what happened on those blown timeouts at a crucial moment in the MLP finals.

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Show notes

  • (10:59) Welcome Travis Rettenmaier
  • (15:07) Bad coaching in the MLP Finals?
  • (15:59) MLP Format - Good for Drama, Bad for Gambling
  • (21:47) Tyson’s Solution to the format dilemma
  • (27:21) Florida Smash owner Travis Rettenmeir elects to retain Travis Rettenmaier
  • (38:37) This is how you earn the name ‘Dirtbag’
  • (46:47) The Rettenmeir quinceañera: an MLP coming out party
  • (48:51) Go ahead, buy ‘em all, the next wave is coming
  • (56:07) The bet for world’s number 1 - Ben or JW in 2023

PicklePod is the leading pickleball podcast hosted by Reality TV Star and Survivor Winner Tyson Apostol and Founder and Owner of The Dink, Thomas Shields.

Thomas Shields

Thomas Shields

Founder of The Dink & Upswing Sports. Host of PicklePod with Zane Navratil. Sometimes commentator and show host.

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