WHEM
1 June - 13 June

PICKLEBALL TOUR

It’s Going To Be a “Hit”

It’s the sensation sweeping the nation, and your base is next to see Frank Anthony Davis, Johnny Goldberg, Danny Jensen, and Steve Kennedy take to the court in this fast-paced exhibition of the skills and tricks that made them champions. With diverse sporting backgrounds, these players bring an incredible range of athleticism, competitiveness, and flair, and we have your VIP passes ready!

Do you have skills on the court? Come out and show us what you can do! Get your squad together and get ready for the pickleball tour—it’s going to be a “hit!”


TOUR DATES
Sat 1 Jun 2024 SOTO CANO PERFORMANCE
Tue 4 Jun 2024 AUTEC PERFORMANCE
Sat 8 Jun 2024 GTMO PERFORMANCE
Sun 9 Jun 2024 GTMO PERFORMANCE
Thu 13 Jun 2024 PITUFFIK PERFORMANCE
Tour FAQs
  • How do I get schedule information on specific shows?

    We make it easy. The calendar and menu of events are categorized by genre and region, right here on our site.

  • Why do entertainers perform for the military?

    Performers need to perform. It's in their DNA. Plus, going on tour with Armed Forces Entertainment is an opportunity for artists to give back and honor the sacrifices deployed servicemembers and their families make on behalf of our country. For up-and-coming artists, touring with AFE is a great way to build an audience. For established artists, it's an up-close-and-personal way to say thanks to fans.

  • How much do tickets cost?

    It's FREE to attend every Armed Forces Entertainment show. Every single show, every single time.

  • Why are there occasional schedule changes?

    Sometimes emergencies and personal challenges pop up for scheduled artists. Add the uncertainty of world politics, and tour agendas inevitably shift. We rush the updates to the effected venue and make changes to the online show schedule as quickly as possible. It doesn't happen often, but it does happen, and we're sorry for the inconvenience.

  • Can I invite non-military people to AFE events?

    It depends on the rules of your installation. In general, yes, non-military guests are allowed at AFE shows. But military personnel are our priority.

Frank Anthony Davis

Frank Anthony Davis has excelled in pickleball since his start in 2013, winning numerous tournaments. Davis won the Association of Pickleball Players (APP) World Pickleball Open Championship in 2019 and 2021. In addition to winning the APP World Pickleball Open Championship, he won the USAPA Heritage Triple Crown and APP Chicago Open and was the Nationals bronze medalist, making 2019 a big year for Davis. He finished the year with his highest world ranking at #3. Frank continues to perform at a high level and is currently ranked #6 in the world.

Johnny Goldberg

Johnny Goldberg discovered pickleball when looking for a new hobby during law school. Growing up, he played a variety of sports, including baseball, basketball, and football, but never any racquet-based sports. During his first year of pickleball, he played around the 3.0–4.0 level. He spent the next year growing his game and improving his level to where he felt ready to compete professionally at the end of his second year playing the sport. During his first year playing professionally, he won the gold medal in men’s doubles at the APP New Jersey Open and the bronze medal in men’s doubles at the APP Hilton Head Open. His wife, Regina Franco Goldberg, is also a professional pickleball player.

Danny Jensen

Danny Jensen is a former collegiate soccer player at The Ohio State University. At Ohio State, he won the 2015 Big 10 Championship, finishing his career in the top 10 for goals, assists, and points in Ohio State soccer history. He ended his soccer career due to a major head injury. After leaving soccer, Jensen picked up pickleball, where he quickly became a professional player. Jensen competes in APP and Professional Pickleball Association (PPA) tours across the country. Jensen is also a guest coach on most Pickleball Getaway Tours, coaching alongside Ben Johns, Collin Johns, and Dekel Bar.

Steve Kennedy

Steve Kennedy is one of the most respected pickleball instructors in the country. He is an International Federation of Pickleball (IFP)-certified instructor and U.S. Professional Tennis Association (USPTA) Elite Professional with more than 30 years of coaching experience. Kennedy is a former professional tennis player who qualified for the 1987 U.S. Open. Since shifting his focus to pickleball, Kennedy has won multiple Senior Pickleball events, including the 2017 National Championship, 2018 Tournament of Champions, and 2018 Texas Open Championship. He currently runs a pickleball academy in South Florida.