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Pickleball on the Rock



Quinn Veysey
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Pickleball mania continues to sweep the nation, and the island of Nantucket is no exception. Located at 82 Hinsdale Road, close to the airport, is the home of Nantucket Racquet Sports Association (NRSA). With four existing courts, and four more slated to be completed sometime in the fall of 2023, the sport is certainly popular. So much so, that players have been known to take their game to the platform tennis courts if the four available pickleball courts are reserved.

According to NRSA President Mark Furlong, “The Pickleball experience has exploded on Nantucket like everywhere else in the country. We’re seeing multitudes of players competing year-round out here. Guests are absolutely welcome, and we encourage island visitors to check out our website to learn how to book a court in advance and/or join in our weekly drop-in games.”

Most court action happens during the day, but all the courts have night lights, so you can also play well into the evening. We have a great depth of beginner, intermediate, and advanced players. Our current Men’s Club Champ, Cam Murphy, is even traveling off-island for tournaments, winning, and taking home some gigantic checks.

There’s a great sense of community at NSRA that’s tough to beat elsewhere on the island, so bring your paddle out on your next trip and drop-in. Looking forward to seeing you on the court!

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Quinn Veysey

Nantucket has been a constant in Quinn’s life since he was born, but it was working here through high school, college, and beyond that fueled his love for the island. A native of nowhere, Quinn was born in DC, grew up in Chicago and Cleveland, and earned his degree in Economics at Colorado State University. Working summers on ACK at Nectars, various bars and restaurants, fishing boats, and building homes he got a “real job” working in the financial sector for a year when he got a call from Fisher co-founder, Cam, who offered him a job at Vineyard Vines. Starting off in sales and developing the direct-to-consumer business, Quinn was then recruited to run sales nationally for johnnie-O which was still in its infancy. He opened and ran the sales office from Greenwich, CT for nearly a decade consistently delivering results. Recognizing early on that no one wants to be sold anything helped Quinn differentiate himself in sales roles as someone who finds the best outcomes by achieving mutually beneficial results. True partnerships rooted in communication, honesty, integrity, and loyalty are the hallmarks of his work ethic. Quinn lives on Nantucket with his amazing wife, Graham, three beautiful daughters and their lab mix, Rhody. He enjoys spending quality time with family, racquet sports, fishing, biking, and is trying to find enjoyment in running.