Happiness, Health, School and Pickleball: How the Sport Is Becoming an Integral Part of One Arizona Family’s American Dream

Date: 2023

Location: Brookhaven Country Club in Farmers Branch, Texas

Larry Lam Family Pickleball Champions

Larry Lam after immigrating to the USA from Vietnam after the war. He was asked by one of his out-of-town friends to have a ride to a pickleball tournament after a long time ago. It did not take much time to watch, try it out himself, and get stuck.

Mr Lam is now the best and strongest recreational player with a 5.0 rating. His children, Kody,13, Jaden, 15, and Karina,10. Took home 7 medals from the 2023 Biofreeze USA Pickleball National Championships powered by invited and PPA Tour.

Jaden won 3 medals, sweeping the Junior divisions with his siblings. Karina also won Junior Girls Singles and took in Junior Girls Doubles. The family is considering making the sport a more significant part of their future.