2023 PHOF Inductee
Seymour Rifkind is the Founder and former President of the Pickleball Hall of Fame, which he established in 2017. The Riverwoods, Illinois native is also the Founder and President of the first teaching organization in the sport of pickleball, the International Pickleball Teaching Professional Association (IPTPA). Rifkind also founded the World Pickleball Federation, an International Governing Body for the sport, in 2018. He began playing pickleball in 2014 and is a successful 5.0 pickleball player, previously coming from the world of gymnastics as an international-level gymnastics champion and coach to 25 All-Americans and 5 Olympians.