As the last interview of three days reporting at the 2023 U.S. Open Pickleball Championship Tournament was about to begin, Jeff Bassett and his mixed doubles partner Colleen Frantz were called to play their match. When Bassett was advised our crew would shoot a b-roll of the competition, Bassett responded in swift and no uncertain terms: "There's nothing b-roll about my game, baby," Bassett retorted, encapsulating in a few words the deeply rooted passion of the pickleball enthusiast, whose energy and dedication to this sport with a less-than-traditional name, knows no bounds. If you don't believe us, ask any one of the 37 million Americans playing the sport today (up from 4 million just a couple of years ago). CHECK-OUT a few images of TUNDRA's coverage of last week's event!
"There's nothing b-roll about my game, baby." —
Jeff Bassett, Pickleball Competitor Extraordinaire