PB1965's Mission

PB1965 was founded by people who fell in love with the sport of pickleball from the moment we picked up a paddle. We are a business that understands the needs and wants of our players because we all play!Our goal is simple; to provide fashionable and efficient apparel for those that play this great sport and provide exemplary customer service with lightning-fast delivery to our customers.



Randy grew up in Boston Massachusetts where he attended Cushing Academy and Emerson College. After graduating from college, Randy went to work at his family restaurant, Bookbinders Seafood House in Atlantic City, New Jersey. In 1989, Randy began his first entrepreneurial endeavor, Randy’s Tickets, a New York City based full-service ticket brokerage firm selling premium tickets to concerts, sporting events, and theatre domestically and internationally.Randy’s pickleball career began shortly after moving to Marco Island, Florida in the spring of 2016. While attending the U.S. Open in Naples, he had the revelation that he had to play this game! Moments later he was at the closest merchandise tent buying his first paddle and has been playing non-stop ever since, even earning himself the privilege of learning from a few of the best players in the country. It was no surprise that pickleball became more than a sport to Randy. Gaining many friends and acquaintances through his time on the court, Randy has created his own pickleball family-celebrating and traveling together regularly, even enjoying pickleball vacations together! The sport has become a lifestyle.In 2017, Randy began to ask, “Why isn’t there a pickleball only brand of apparel that fits and looks great?” It was then he dreamt up PB1965. That dream has now become a reality. PB1965 now provides the best products to pickleball players around the world. Randy currently resides in Naples, Florida and enjoys going to the beach, jet skiing, horseback riding, attending concerts, and sporting events.


Eva Welsher comes to the PB1965 Pickleball family with an extensive racquet background. She was a top junior tennis player in the country and played D1 tennis for Northwestern University. After college, she traveled the country competing and excelling at the top level in Paddle Tennis before finding pickleball.
She started her pickleball journey 3 1/2 years ago when she became an empty nester. Eva is currently the #1 Senior woman’s Doubles and Mixed Player in the World. 
Eva and her husband, Geoff, originally from Michigan, are new snowbirds to Naples, Florida. They have two wonderful sons, Mac and Geoffrey and a precious daughter in law, Paige.

Larry Gordon

Larry is 73 years young, and a life long Miami Beach resident.
Former USTA tennis instructor and coach. Pickleball Player, as well as a life long business entrepreneur. "Pickleball found me in 2019 on a Princess Cruise, and I loved it from the start." My biggest pleasure is to compete in major pickleball tournaments. I've won many gold medals playing singles & doubles, including The 2021 US Open, The 2022 Masters Championship, and Florida State Senior Championship over the past 2 years. I also coach pickleball for The City of Hollywood, Florida at both Stan Goldman Park & Jefferson Park. I'm also passionate when it comes to sports apparel. So, here I am. I've been wearing PB1965 from it's beginning when I found their website, and now I'm ready to share this special look with everyone. I am proud to now be partnering with PB1965's Founder, Randy Sussman. I hope to meet and greet many of you over the coming year.
Larry is married to his lovely wife Shirley, and loves to cook.