PickleBallCrazy.com was created by a real pickleball enthusiast, Sylvia Whitehouse. Sylvia spent her formative years playing softball. At 40, she took up tennis as a beginner and ultimately achieved a USTA 4.5 rating and won the Florida State 8.5 Combo in December 2014. In March 2015, after being prodded to give “Pickleball” a try, Sylvia was hooked from day one and hung up her tennis racquet shortly thereafter! In October of 2015, she played in her first Pickleball Tournament and won a Gold medal in Women’s 4.5 Doubles and a Silver in the Women’s Doubles Open division at the Geezermeister Tournament in Summerfield, Florida. In December 2015, Sylvia won the Gold Medal at the Florida International Senior Games and State Championship in the Woman’s 50-54 Doubles division. In September 2016 at the Georgia Golden Olympics, Sylvia won the Gold Medal in Women's Doubles and Mixed Doubles 50-54. Sylvia is a registered Hospice & Palliative Care licensed nurse.