Why Is Tyson McGuffin Leaving Selkirk?

Tyson McGuffin

Rumor has it that JOOLA is scooping him up, but that hasn’t been officially verified. I can’t imagine why someone would want to leave such an involved and established company like Selkirk, which, since 2014, has significantly grown with more than 100 team members and over 100 athletes on their roster. They are a family owned company that has been committed to pickleball specifically since day one, I would assume working with them is a pleasure, but maybe I am missing something.

Maybe it’s just a strategic move for better sponsorship terms, or Tyson McMuffin might see an opportunity in joining a larger, resource-rich company like JOOLA, which has been around since the 50s and recently entered the pickleball space with significant impact, sponsoring the world #1 Ben Johns. Ben also has an engineering background and has made great progress working closely with JOOLA over the past few years. If Tyson aligns with JOOLA, could it mean leveraging the same equipment as Ben Johns to level the playing field? If you ask me, it’s the Indian not the arrow, the player not the equipment, that matters.

What do you think the true motive behind this significant shift is? Let me know in the comments below.

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