Are you ready to paddle up for some pre-Expo excitement? John Sciacca, a seasoned reviewer from Residential Systems, and Alex Capecelatro, the CEO of, are serving up a unique opportunity for industry professionals to connect and compete before CEDIA Expo 2024 kicks off.
The idea sprouted from a fun pickleball session between Sciacca and Jeremy Glowacki before last year’s Expo. With the aim of fostering camaraderie among industry peers, Sciacca proposed the idea of a pickleball meet-up this year. With enthusiastic support from Alex Capecelatro, the wheels were set in motion to make it happen.
The concept is simple yet engaging: a fun-filled pickleball tournament where participants rotate partners and opponents, maximizing opportunities for networking and mingling. The organizers aim to gather around 40 enthusiasts for a round-robin format, ensuring everyone gets ample court time and a chance to bond over their shared passion for pickleball.
As of last week, 33 eager individuals have signed up, indicating a strong interest in the event. With the backing of industry associations like ProSource, HTSA, and CEDIA, the organizers are optimistic about drawing even more participants in the months leading up to the Expo.
To cover costs and ensure commitment, a nominal entry fee of $15-20 per person is proposed. This not only helps in organizing the event but also ensures that participants are genuinely invested in the experience.
What can participants expect? The organizers plan to provide everything needed for a smashing good time: court time, refreshments, custom t-shirts, balls, and exciting prizes for all entrants. Participants need only bring themselves, appropriate attire, and a paddle to join in on the fun.
With months to go until the big day, excitement is already building for this one-of-a-kind event. Whether you’re a seasoned pickleball pro or a newcomer eager to try your hand, mark your calendars and get ready to smash, volley, and score at the CEDIA Expo 2024 Pickleball Meet-Up. See you on the court!

If you’re interested, please email John at [email protected] and/or fill out this survey:

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