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Pickleball Paddle Launch Event: A Fusion of Art, Sport, and Style

A couple weeks ago, I gathered some of Austin’s finest women at my bestie Anna’s beautiful home, to celebrate the launch of my Tangerine x Erin Donahue Tice Pickleball Paddle collection. We also had the chance to test out the new paddles out on the court with local Pickleball coach Amy Yarborough. 

Surrounded by fellow artists, influencers, and friends, all clad in one of my favorite active wear brands, Addison Bay, the atmosphere was buzzing with excitement. In addition to a brand new outfit by Addison Bay, every guest was gifted with one of Weezie's charming striped pickleball towel and of course a new paddle. Our new paddle collection boasts two distinct paddles - The Genevieve and The Ivy Manor, and each is double sided allowing for even more creativity and fun on the court! It was fun to see both patterns in action.

Watching everyone embrace the game with enthusiasm despite a variance in skill level was so fun. I am newer to the sport and am just catching on to the game. I didn’t grow up as a tennis player, so it’s been fun to attempt a less intimidating game. It’s something you can play with your spouse or a group of friends and moves quickly. Pickleball continues to be the fastest growing sport in America, and it’s so fun to be a small part of this hot trend.

After the game, we gathered for a festive brunch on Anna’s gorgeous terrace, catered by local Austin favorite Swedish Hill. As I looked around, seeing my designs come to life and people enjoying the paddles, I couldn't help but feel grateful for the incredible community that had come together.

The Tangerine x Erin Donahue Tice Pickleball Paddle collection is available to shop now!🏓🎨🥂



A group photo after the pickleball lesson!Pickleball paddles from the Tangerine x Erin Donahue Tice collaborationErin playing pickleball at the pickleball paddle launch eventPickleball paddles from the Tangerine x Erin Donahue Tice collaborationThe Pickle & Brunch sign for the eventErin chatting with friendsErin chatting with friendsErin posing with friends holding the pickleball paddlesErin giving her welcome speechErin posing with friends and the pickleball paddlesFriends and Tastemakers playing pickleballFriends and Tastemakers playing pickleballFriends and Tastemakers playing pickleballThe pickleball instructorFriends and Tastemakers posing with the pickleball paddlesA closer look at the pickleball paddles and the Addison Bay workout attireA closeup image of the pickleball paddles and the Addison Bay workout dressErin posing on the pickleball court with the pickleball paddlesThe brunch set-upA yogurt parfait with fresh berries and granola and a mimosa!Erin and friends chatting after the pickleball lessonFriends and Tastemakers mingling after the pickleball lessonErin and friends after the pickleball lessonErin and her friend at the brunch after the pickleball lessonErin made a an ice bucket for the champagne out of fresh flowers!Friends and Tastemakers playing pickleball with the EDT x Tangerine pickleball paddles.Friends and Tastemakers mingling before the pickleball lesson.Friends and Tastemakers holding the EDT x Tangerine pickleball paddles at the brunch.Erin playing pickleball at the event with her EDT x Tangerine paddle.Friends and Tastemakers smiling during Erin's welcome speech.

A special thank you to all of the artists, influencers, and friends who attended the event!

Jane Koko @atasteofkoko

Kathleen Jennings @kathleenjenningsbeauty

Brittany Atkinson @brittanyatkinsonart

Brooke Stubbs @brookiestubbsmd

Meg Dunigan @megstyledstudio

Natalie Paramore @natalieparamore

Erin Stewart @erinolearystewart

Kendall Hasie @curatedxkendall

Jamie Chandlee @jamiechandlee

Anna Morris @abhmorris

Lindsey Serrano @lhassen

Jess Pearce @mrsjesspearce

Kim Tice @kimmytice

Liz Opalka

Belen Rodriguez

Cassie Butterfield

Liz Harroun