Player

David Richardson

Nickname: Iceman
Gender: Male
Age: 46

Plays: Right handed

Weapon (Paddle): Joola Perseus CFS 16mm

Club: Brisbane Pickleball Club

Sponsor: -

@david_richardson_pickleball

Major Results:

Gold:
2022 NSW Open Open Men’s Doubles
2022 QPT Brisbane Open Men’s Doubles
2022 QPT Finals Open Mixed Doubles
2022 Brisbane Teams Challenge
2023 QPT Mooloolaba Open Men’s Singles
2023 QPT Mooloolaba Open Men’s Doubles
2023 Asia Pickleball Open Teams Event
2023 Oceania Pickleball Open Teams Event

Silver:
2022 QPT Gold Coast Open Mixed Doubles
2022 QPT Mooloolaba Open Men’s Doubles
2022 Australian Championships 35+ Advanced Mixed Doubles
2022 QLD Championships 18+ Advanced Men’s Doubles
2023 PPL Gold Coast Open Men’s Doubles
2023 QPT Mooloolaba Open Mixed Doubles
2023 River City Classic Open Mixed Doubles
2023 Brisbane Teams Challenge
2023 Oceania Pickleball Open 35+ Open Mixed Doubles

Bronze:
2022 Australian Championships Open Men’s Doubles
2022 Australian Championships 19+ Advanced Men’s Doubles
2022 NSW Open Open Mixed Doubles
2022 River City Classic Open Men’s Doubles
2022 River City Classic Open Men’s Singles
2022 Slam Jam Open Mixed Doubles
2022 QPT Brisbane Open Men’s Singles
2022 QLD Championships 18+ Advanced Mixed Doubles
2023 Slam Jam Open Mixed Doubles
2023 NPL Gold Coast Teams Comp
2023 Oceania Pickleball Open 35+ Open Men’s Doubles
2023 Oceania Pickleball Open 35+ Open Men’s Singles

Bio:

How did you get started playing Pickleball, what did you play before (if anything), and what inspired you to pursue it as a competitive sport?


I played a lot of tennis from when I was 5 until I was 20. 2 years ago I randomly discovered pickleball when I saw an ad for a come and try session while scrolling through facebook. I loved it within the first few minutes of playing and so to challenge myself I entered in the 2021 QLD Championships which were going to be on about 6 weeks after I started playing and won the 40+ Men’s Single’s. I love the competitive aspect of tournaments but also the social side and atmosphere and all the great people involved in pickleball.


Aside from Pickleball, do you have any hidden talents or hobbies that might surprise your fans?


Sneaker collecting, Growing chilies, Raising 4 high school-aged kids!


If you were to design your dream Pickleball court, what unique features would it have, and where would it be located?


Outdoor hardcourt surface but indoors or with a roof and in my backyard!


Music and sports often go hand in hand. What's your go-to pump-up song or playlist before a big match?


Nothing specific but I like a lot of 90’s music like Guns’n’Roses, Pearl Jam and Nirvana

If you had to describe Pickleball to someone who never knew the game using only 5 words, what would they be?


Fun, social, addictive, mini tennis