On February 3, 2021, in Punta Gorda, Fla., the best pickleball players in the United States will square off against the best pickleball players in the rest of the world.
Team USA’s men’s team includes Ben Johns, Tyson McGuffin, Zane Navratil, and Tyler Loong. Its women’s team includes Irina Tereschenko, Michelle Esquivel, and Callie Smith.
Team World’s women’s team includes Simone Jardim of Brazil and Catherine Parenteau of Canada. It’s men’s team includes Steve Deakin of Canada, Jay Devillier of France, and Dekel Bar of Israel.
The captains of the USA team and World team are Ben Johns and Steve Deakin, respectively. The two captains talked about the forthcoming event in an interview with Inside World Pickleball: