Sara Weiss Sydney Steinaker CJ Johnson Audrey Banada Tony Roig Hercilio Cabieses

The Pulse of Pickleball

A Talk by CJ Johnson , Tony Roig , Sara Weiss , Audrey Banada , Sydney Steinaker and Hercilio Cabieses

About this Talk

The Pulse of Pickleball.” Join moderators CJ and Tony and a panel of top pickleball experts and influencers for a fun and lively discussion. We'll talk about how the game we all love is evolving and we'll discuss your top pickleball pet peeve!

Meet Our Panel:

Audrey Bañada-Marrero (Pickleballmama) - Audrey is an Instagram influencer and pickleball coach known for her engaging and educational content. She focuses on helping women feel confident, look stylish, and play hard on the pickleball court and in life. Audrey's humorous videos, instructional tips, and motivational posts make pickleball accessible and enjoyable for everyone.

Hercilio Cabieses - A professional pickleball player from Peru, Hercilio has achieved notable success in tournaments like the 2023 Minto U.S. Open Pickleball Championship. He co-founded the Cabieses Foundation, which promotes pickleball in Peru by providing resources to underprivileged communities and organizing tournaments and clinics.

Sydney Steinaker - Sydney started playing pickleball in 2020 and quickly became immersed in the sport. She shares her journey on social media and has authored two notable books, "Play Pickleball: From the Local Court to the Pro Circuit" and "The Ultimate Pickleball Journal," helping players of all levels improve their game.

Sarah Weiss - From Ontario, Canada, Sarah began playing pickleball two years ago and has quickly risen to play in the pro division. As a transgender athlete, she uses her platform to share her journey and inspire others to take up the sport, advocating for inclusivity and remaining focused on her passion for pickleball.

July 12, 2024, 12:00 AM

12:00 AM - 01:00 AM

About The Speakers

CJ Johnson

CJ Johnson

Player Empowerment, Better Pickleball

Pickleball coach, ISSA trainer

CJ Johnson

Tony Roig

Tony Roig

Player Development, Better Pickleball

IPTPA Master Professional Senior Pro Player

Tony Roig

Sara Weiss

Sara Weiss

Pickleball Pro

Pro Pickleball Player Level 2 Certified Instructor Heck Yeah Pickleball Sponsored by GearBox


Audrey Banada

Audrey Banada

Pickleball Mama

Instagram Influencer Pickleball Coach


Sydney Steinaker

Sydney Steinaker

Content Manager, Major League Pickleball

Sydney Steinaker is a prominent pickleball influencer with a robust presence in the pickleball community. As a dedicated content creator and content manager, she produces engaging and informative content that resonates with both seasoned players and newcomers to the sport.


Hercilio Cabieses

Hercilio Cabieses

Pro Pickleball Player

Founder of Cabieses Foundation and Pickleball World Cup President of Pickleball Peru Professional Pickleball Player