Team Selkirk Ambassador Ruiz Inducted into USA Pickleball Hall of Fame

Hayden, Idaho, Dec. 11, 2019 - Selkirk Sport, a leading Pickleball paddle and accessories brand, announced that Enrique “El Condor” Ruiz, one of the most accomplished professional Pickleball players of all-time, was recently inducted into the USA Pickleball Hall of Fame.

The induction ceremony took place during the 2019 Margaritaville USA Pickleball National Championships at the acclaimed Indian Wells Tennis Garden, in Indian Wells, Calif.

Known as “El Condor,” for his amazing ability to switch hands, and for his long wingspan which allows him to cover a lot of space on the Pickleball court, Ruiz was recognized for his dominance in the sport for past 25+ years.

In addition to numerous gold medals before the current major championships, Ruiz is a 6-time National Open Champion, a national Gold Medalist in Singles, Men’s Doubles, and Mixed Doubles competitions, a 5-time champion of the international indoor championships, and a 3-time Gold Medalist in the prestigious Pickleball Tournament of Champions.

Ruiz, who resides in Portland, Ore., has served as an ambassador for Selkirk Sport since 2014, and is one of the most respected ambassadors of the sport, promoting the growth and expansion throughout the Pacific Northwest. Ruiz was also the first-ever professional Pickleball player to have a signature series paddle, the Enrique Ruiz Signature Epic Graphite - 2015. Complementing his continued role with Team Selkirk, the Company has introduced the Enrique Ruiz Signature Series AMPED paddle, as part of its new and innovative AMPED Series paddle line. The AMPED Series promotes increased power, better ball control, and a larger sweetspot - the most critical benefits to maximize performance for players of all levels.

Daniel Gabanek, Steve Paranto and Jennifer Lucore joined “El Condor” in the 2019 Hall of Fame Class, as all were recognized for their accomplishments on the court and their continued efforts to grow the sport.

For more information on Selkirk Sport, Team Selkirk’s stable of Professional Pickleball Ambassadors and the innovative AMPED™ Series paddle line-up, visit To follow the Company through social media, please visit Selkirk on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram @SelkirkSport.


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