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GAMMA Off the Court

Saturday, August 13 | 10:00 am 10:45 am

Did you know that the sport “Pickleball” was named after Pickles, the dog of one of the inventors?  Join us (but not in the kitchen) for this special visit inside the GAMMA Sports facility.

The GAMMA Sports story began more than 45 years ago when founder, Dr. Harry Ferrari, a Westinghouse nuclear engineer and avid tennis player, became determined to develop a better tennis string.  And he did! In 1977 the United States Racquet Stringer’s Association rated GAMMA Gut the #1 string where it would remain unbroken for the next 23 years.

From there, GAMMA Sports, a family-run company was born – and they didn’t stop at tennis. Today GAMMA Sports is a leader in everything having to do with “Pickleball” as well! Explore a state-of- the-art research and development lab with onsite courts for tennis and pickleball product testing, and learn even more fun factoids about Pickleball!

Don’t get pickled…. get your tickets now!


Gamma Sports understands that athletes have a lifelong need to grow, perform and strive for excellence. That’s why they will never stop innovating and improving sports technology.

To help facilitate the success of pickleball players, “Never Stop Playing” Pickleball camps was launched in 2020. GAMMA hosts the annual GAMMA Classic Pickleball Tournament in Pittsburgh to benefit the Parkinson’s Foundation.

TOUR STARTS/ENDS: GAMMA Sports, 200 Waterfront Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15222

  • There are parts of this tour that are not wheelchair-accessible
  • Restrooms are available
  • Photography is allowed

Tour Dates:

August 13, 2022

10:00am – 10:45am
11:00am – 11:45am
1:00pm – 1:45pm
2:00pm – 2:45pm

And remember to use #BeNebby in your social media posts before, during and after this tour!

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