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About Pickleball5000

Hi! My name is Anthony Maritato and I am the new owner of

I purchased this website and relaunched it on June 06, 2022.

Pickleball is one of the fastest-growing sports in the world. With it’s growing popularity, there are a number of new players that have begun picking up the sport. With that comes questions about the fundamentals of the game, confusion about the rules, and people looking for the right paddles, shoes, and other gear needed to play.

At Pickleball5000, our goal is to be the one stop shop for all of that information. Founded in January 2021, we have begun building out the ultimate resource for pickleball players who are experiencing orthopedic injuries, pain, of want to improve performance across the globe. So have a look around and be sure to let us know if you have any questions.

We will see you on the pickleball courts!

About the Author

Anthony Maritato, PT (Tony) is a licensed physical therapist and chief author for

Tony is the owner and head physical therapist at Total Therapy Solutions LLC, a physical therapy clinic specializing in post-surgical care following total knee replacement surgery and rotator cuff repair surgery.

Anthony Maritato, PT

A little more information about me – 

I began my career as a certified strength and conditioning specialist in Sarasota, FL. I grated with a bachelor’s degree in kinesiology from Pennsylvania State University in 2000 and went on to receive a master’s degree in physical therapy from Florida International University in 2005.

My first venture into private business was in 2021 when I started Siesta Key Personal Training in Siesta Key Village, Sarasota, FL. Shortly after that my wife and I began Total Therapy Solutions LLC in the same location and eventually expanded to a second location in Blackburn Point, FL, and a third location in Lakewood Ranch, FL.

By 2006 we relocated to Middletown, Ohio where we opened two more physical therapy clinics. 

My clinical specialty as a physical therapist and strength coach is helping people recover from total knee replacements and rotator cuff repair surgery.