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I Wanna Dink With Somebody

I Wanna Dink With Somebody Video – Behind the Scenes

I just love this catchy tune and video!

You may have seen this video making the rounds on social media early April 2020, if not get ready to be entertained for 3.5 minutes, and if you’ve seen it before, can you name all 61 players who participated? Watch and then read the BEHIND THE SCENES below.

So you’re probably first thinking, Who is that singer?

That would be Ashley Leroux, the Business Development Manager for Jigsaw Health. Their website shares that Ashley grew up singing along to Whitney, Mariah, Shania, among many others for inspiration. When Ashley was 6 years old, her older brother asked her, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” Ashley replied without hesitation, “An actress slash singer slash comedian.” Mission Accomplished! Check out this Facebook video behind-the-scenes of Ashley singing in a friend’s home recording studio.

Second, you may be thinking who thinks up a Whitney Houston parody song about pickleball?

Those lyrics are so great! That would be both Patrick Sullivan and Ashley Leroux. Patrick holds the big title – CEO & Co-founder of Jigsaw Health and together they are a great team.

Ashley shared: “My favorite line is one that RJ came up with… “I’m keeping score on a piece of toast”. I LOL every time I hear it”

To make this idea work, Jigsaw reached out to 61 fun pickleball players and asked them to perform parts of the skit and submit their video. From these 180 video clips, their team put it all together – phew! now that’s a puzzle. Ashley shared:

“When Patrick and I decided to do this pickleball-themed musical parody to Whitney Houston’s “I Wanna Dance with Somebody”, I got together virtually with our sound engineer RJ to collaborate. We started a Google Doc that we could both make edits to, and began writing the lyrics together in real-time. It’s amazing what we can do with technology these days… it was like we were in the same room collaborating together!”

Here’s a screenshot of the computer software and Patrick Sullivan (large photo) and Cory (the video editor, very small photo) on FaceTime together sorting through the 180 video clips received.

Want to test your skills on recognizing all these 61 players in order? Check out this page and near the bottom has the listings in order of appearance.

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5 comments on “I Wanna Dink With Somebody”

  1. To Jennifer, all participants and techs that made this ‘moving collage’ video for us fans: Was a real Pick Me Up during these times! To Simone: Nice Dink over the chairs, reminded me of your ‘Soft Hands’ training video; Kyle: Some good dance moves! Irina: Your smooth entrance on a skateboard was a nice touch!

  2. I had so Much fun figuring of what part of the song to do – how to do it – couldn’t remember the words – and then loved seeing how everyone contributed. The song is now playing in my head constantly and I smile every time. So happy to be part of this fun loving family of Pickleball lovers and addicts.

    1. Jennifer Lucore

      Hello Helle! I agree with you, such catchy tunes. Hope to see you out on the courts soon!

  3. I too like this song. You players look like you had a lot of fun creating it. I can’t wait to get out and see my friends on the court again.

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