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Hillside's Second Annual
Pickleball Tournament & Expo

Hillside's Second Annual Pickleball Tournament & Expo

Saturday, April 6, 2024

Swell Cathedral Oaks Athletic Club

Welcome to Hillside's Second Annual
Pickleball Tournament & Expo

Join us for this fun Round Robin-Scramble Pickleball event with three different skill levels, male and female mixed matches. Entry includes breakfast, lunch, and a swag bag. Following the tournament is a Pickleball expo featuring four pros beginning at 5:30, along with Happy Hour and Dinner. Plus, Dayne Gingrich & Jill Martin will be in attendance with their new book, Pickleball Mindset. Attendance is limited and this event sold out last year so register today to secure your spot!

Proceeds benefit Hillside, a residential community in Santa Barbara serving 59 individuals living with intellectual and developmental disabilities. One of the residents, JP, is kind and athletic and likes to give hugs. He was born with a congenital brain disorder. JP is the son of Jim and Lisa Wilcox, avid pickleball players and Hillside supporters. The couple are very grateful that JP is thriving at Hillside. All proceeds from the tournament will benefit Hillside, the residents, and the wonderful staff.

JP, Jim, and Lisa Wilcox


Time Activity Skill Level Player Limit
7:30 am Registration
8:00 am – 10:30 am Intermediate Scramble 3.0 - 3.4 18 players max
11:15 am – 1:45 pm Intermediate Scramble 3.5 - 3.9 18 players max
2:15 pm – 5:00 pm Advanced Scramble 4.0+ 18 players max
5:30 pm – 8:30 pm Expo & Happy Hour

Expo & Happy Hour – Watch the Pros: Dayne Gingrich, Scott Crandall, Natalie Bagby, and Lily Kordic play as you socialize, enjoy appetizers and dinner, bid on auction items including signed paddles, PB lessons, and PB net, and more!


Registration Opens March 1
Play & Stay
Play in the Tournament Scramble, and enjoy breakfast, lunch, and a swag bag. Stay (or come back) for Happy Hour, Expo with the pros, and dinner.
Expo, Happy Hour, and Dinner - 5:30 pm
Two Drink Tickets and Dinner

Meet the Pros attending

Dayne Gingrich

Dayne Gingrich is a mental performance and pickleball coach to professional and amateur players and the top men’s Senior Pro pickleball player in the world. He brings his lifelong study of mindset training to optimize performance on and off the pickleball court. Instagram @dayne_gingrich / Facebook @DayneGingrich

Jill Martin

is an attorney turned personal trainer, yoga teacher, and pickleball zealot. Having filed her last legal brief, she now uses her knowledge of the body and passion for all things pickleball to help amateur and professional players keep injuries at bay and move better on the court. Instagram & Facebook @PickleballYogi

Not just another book about how to play pickleball, Pickleball Mindset dives deep into how to think on the court. Coauthored by Dayne Gingrich, top senior professional pickleball player and renowned mental performance coach; and Jill Martin, an attorney turned personal trainer and pickleball zealot, the book follows their yearlong coaching relationship in which Jill seeks to become mentally dominant on and off the court. In each chapter, Dayne explores the what, why, and how of mental performance strategies he has used in his athletic and coaching career. Jill then shares her real-time bumps, bruises, and celebrations as she works to incorporate each strategy into both her game and life. More than a lecture between coach and athlete, Pickleball Mindset is a conversation about how to grow and nourish a confident mindset through the turbulent journey we all encounter as athletes and humans.

Pro Scott Crandall
Pro Nathalie Bagby
Pro Lily Cordic
Friends: Olga Herrera Pinal, pickleball player, and Morgan, Hillside resident


Please contact Lisa Blunt Wilcox at 805-453-1668 or
or Elizabeth Arendt, Development Assistant, Hillside, at 805-687-0788 x110 or

Hillside resident reading a book and smiling at the camera
Hillside resident listening to music and smiling
Hillside volunteers helping a male resident into a lift
Volunteer helping a Hillside resident with stretches