Ken Sponseller

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Aurora, IL, USA

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I am in sales in the Wireless Infrastructure Industry. This gives me a chance to travel (usually with a pickleball paddle).


I enjoy the outdoors. I hunt and fish, mountain bike riding and kayaking. I am always up for trying something new, whether it is a new sport or some exotic food.

Countries Visited :

I have been fortunate to travel a lot. It is hard to pick just a few. Probably Istanbul, Turkey and Rome, Italy would be the top two.

Favorite Things :

I enjoy Science Fiction, I know that probably makes me a geek, but that's the way it is.


Pickleball Community in my Hometown :

Pre-Covid there was a very strong, competitive, tournament ready group of close to 50-60 people from 3.5 to 5.0 players at the core of our local area. Also active senior groups that focus on the recreational fun of pickleball.

Pickleball Experiences :

I have 40 years of highly competitive tennis as a background. I first saw pickleball at my local tennis club, and tried it as a diversion while resting a minor injury. I was quickly addicted due to the fun of the game and the great people that I met while playing. I went from playing tennis 5 days a week to playing pickleball 5 days a week. I enjoy the friendships I have made through pickleball, but the main focus is the competition through tournaments.

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