About the Partnership

PBX Pickleball, a new organization that unites the pickleball community with retired professional athletes, announced a partnership with Zinc Agency to lead the planning and implementation for customized corporate experiences centered around the game of pickleball.

Zinc becomes the official corporate sales and hospitality partner of PBX Corporate Experiences, which is one of four platforms of PBX Pickleball that will feature top retired professional athletes from all major sports, including baseball, hockey, football, and basketball.

“Through PBX Pickleball, we plan to create the ultimate pickleball experience and provide a new client entertainment platform for business leaders to participate with their clients and prospects alongside professional retired athletes,” said Gary Rosenberg, Chief Revenue Officer at Zinc Agency. “Golf has always been considered the ‘sport of business,’ but we see pickleball opening up a new channel for client engagement and relationship building.”

Zinc Agency has over 25 years of experience creating customized corporate events across various lifestyle categories. The company is known for leveraging professional talent to curate customized private experiences with professional athletes, chefs, speakers, musicians, illusionists, and other entertainers.

“As the fastest growing sport in America that anyone can play, pickleball is the perfect activity for businesses to leverage for entertainment, networking, and team building outside of boardrooms and video calls,” said Jason Clement, CEO of The Sports Facilities Companies, the parent company for PBX Pickleball. “Zinc Agency has a successful track record of selling corporate experiences across various sports and entertainment categories. When we add the element of retired pro athletes as PBX Pros, we thought Zinc was the ideal partner to create that ultimate experience.”