Hello, everyone! I'm Katy Luxem, and I'm the founder and CEO of Big Dill Pickleball Co.
I founded the company in October 2020 from my home in Salt Lake City, UT. But I have been playing pickleball since I was a child. As I grew up in Seattle (where pickleball was invented on Bainbridge Island), I played in PE and school and thought pickleball was more mainstream than it was.
Flash forward to Utah in 2020: I had broken both ankles playing roller derby in one year. I had picked up pickleball and found it an amazing, accessible way to stay competitive, social, and active during the pandemic. When I went to purchase my own gear, I found it to be boring and expensive. To be honest, it looked like the side of an RV. It was hard to find a paddle that looked unique and cool while still offering serious engineering and construction that could grow with the player.
Pickleball is fun, shouldn't your gear be fun, too?
Our paddles offer fresh, unique designs in fun colors to add excitement to your game. Each paddle is tested for quality and durability, and constructed to high standards with premium components. While these paddles may make you smile, they are also made for ALL pickleball players, from beginners and beyond!
I believe sports should be fun, inclusive and accessible. Playing with pickle-themed gear is also a huge plus. Thanks for being here and supporting our female-founded small business. Please reach out to me if you have any questions! I'll see you on the court!
Frequently Asked Questions
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Who is Big Dill Pickleball Co.?
Big Dill Pickleball Co. is a pickleball paddles and accessories company from Salt Lake City, Utah, USA founded in 2020.
Who owns Big Dill Pickleball Co.?
Katy is the owner, founder and CEO.
How good are Big Dill Pickleball Co. paddles and equipment?
We ensure that each paddle and accessory is tested for quality and durability and constructed to high standards with premium components.
Are your paddles USA Pickleball approved?
Yes, our Original, Infinity, and Flight Pro XL paddles are made to meet the requirements of USA Pickleball guidelines for tournament play. The Original and Infinity are both currently on the approved paddle list of USA Pickleball.
For more information on our USA Pickleball approvals, see our blog post.
Where can I buy your paddles?
You can shop our paddles from this website, or you may purchase from Amazon.com with Prime shipping or Walmart.com with Walmart + shipping. Our paddles may also be found in brick and mortar sporting goods stores in select states.
How can I contact you?
If you have any questions or concerns, please email us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at (435) 565-1103.