Hi: My name is Jean Hyduchak and I am the USAPA Ambassador for San Luis Obispo, Calif.
Tennis was my game for many years, but that was until the “pickleball bug” bit me.
My husband John and I started playing in Mesa, Arizona about 15 years ago. I’ve done the tournament part of
the game for several years, got my share of medals, and now just play for FUN.
After enjoying the sport for so long, decided several years ago to try and get it going in San Luis Obispo. It has
been a long haul. The city has so many demands on it for facilities but they were very generous with our new
program and we have “come a long way.” From a small group of about twelve we have grown to a wonderful
club with facilities at Meadow Park, Ludwick Community Center and French Park.
I continue to work with the city of SLO in the promotion and growth of the game. One of these days we will be
lucky enough to have permanent courts, but in the meantime, we enjoy each and every day we get to “pickle.”