Tyson McGuffin

The Athlete : The Dad : The Teacher

As a top-ranked Pickleball player in the world, Selkirk Pro Tyson McGuffin, 31, is currently one of Professional Pickleball’s most accomplished and recognizable players.

Not only is he a 5x Grand Slam Champion but he is also a 4x National Champion. A former 5.5 ranked Tennis player turned Pickleball star, Tyson is currently competing across the professional Pickleball Tour and playing in events sanctioned by the USAPA. Tyson currently holds the #1 ranking in men's pro doubles and #2 ranking ranking in men's singles.

Tyson McGuffin grew up in Lake Chelan, Washington, and has always been a natural athlete. He comes from a family passionate about wrestling, and his father was his high school wrestling coach. Even though wrestling was his main sport throughout his early life and high school years, Tyson went on to play tennis in college. Tyson won two state titles for Lake Chelan in Tennis his junior and senior year. In fact, he was so taken by tennis that he even passed up a wrestling scholarship for a tennis scholarship.

McGuffin became a Head Tennis Pro at the Yakima Tennis Club and coached tennis for six years before eventually being introduced to Pickleball. Though he initially struggled with the game, he was determined to be successful. 

With determination and Tennis experience McGuffin took to the sport quickly and turned pro within just six months of playing. His success in the sport was immediate, he played his first USAPA Nationals tournament winning Silver in Men’s Pro Singles his first year turning pro. Tyson has been top five in the world in all three events for the last four years.

When Tyson isn’t playing in tournaments, you can find him doing one of two things. McGuffin serves as an IPTPA and PPR certified coach teaching through his personal business ventures: Tyson McGuffin Signature PB Camps, TM PB Coaching, and The Tyson McGuffin Show Podcast. Tyson has a true passion for teaching and loves witnessing light bulb moments for his students.

If he's not teaching, he is spending time with his #1 fans. Tyson is married to the love of his life Megan McGuffin and they have three beautiful children: Skyler, 13, special needs with a heart of gold; Ty, six, super physical and creative and Banks who has him wrapped around her little finger at just one-month old.

Tyson enjoys spending time with his family, going on hikes, working out, vacationing with his wife, breweries, spending time at the lake and working the dance floor at music festivals.

The Teacher