The Pickleball team is comprised of pickleball enthusiasts with decades of experience. See our team of writers and editorial staff below and get to know them. They all join us in our mission to provide fun, factual and educational content on the game of pickleball.

Dustin DeTorres

Dustin has been an avid pickleball player since 2008 and plays 3-4 times per week in sunny Orlando, FL. He has 3 sons that are also picking up the sport. He also owns a marketing agency called DeTorres Group where he does SEO for select clients.

Tom Konkowski

Tom has been a part of USA Pickleball since 2020. Pickleball Ambassadors are passionate volunteers who have committed to promoting the sport of pickleball and the USA Pickleball organization in their local communities.

Liz Hodges

Liz has been playing pickleball for over a decade and is one of the Co-Founders of Pickleball Connections. Pickleball Connections was created to bring pickleball enthusiasts together from courts and communities around the country.

J Evans

J is a PPR Certified Pickleball Coach providing instruction for all levels of play. His expertise as a hands on coach helps the team at The Pickleball hone in our technical and strategy knowledge of the game.