Hold on to your hats, folks! The pickleball world is on fire with excitement as retired Boston area dentist, Dr. Ronald Plotka, has won the gold medal in the men’s singles category at the US Open Pickleball tournament in Naples, Florida last Sunday! Not only did he secure the top spot in his skill level of 2.5/3.0/3.5 80+/85+, but he did it all while using his favorite pickleball paddle, Starstruck by SKYblue Pickleball. His exceptional skill level and dedication to the sport are truly awe-inspiring, and his victory is a testament to his perseverance and love for the game. According to Dr. Plotka: “this paddle can radically change how you play the game. With its advanced features and high-quality materials, the Starstruck paddle offers superior performance and control on the court. So, if you’re serious about pickleball, the Starstruck paddle might be just what you need to up your game and achieve your goals”.

But that’s not all! Dr. Plotka is not only an incredible pickleball player but a nationally renowned Boston area dentist with over 40 years of experience. He has pioneered several oral healthcare advancements, including dental bonding, tooth sealants, same-day crown fabrication, laser drilling, and sleep-apnea detection. He is a national lecturer and dental expert, and he sits on several boards, including The Board of Visiting Nurses Association, Executive Director of the dental program at Marian Court College, Board of Directors of Salem Five Bank, and Staff Dentist at Salem Hospital Partners. And get this: some of his hygienists have been working with him for over 30 years! That’s a testament to the kind and dedicated character of this amazing man.

When he’s not crushing it on the pickleball court or changing the game in dentistry, Dr. Plotka enjoys playing tennis, traveling to Florida, and watching football. He is a proud grandfather to three grandchildren and a devoted father to his three daughters. Overall, Dr. Ronald Plotka’s impressive achievements both on and off the court are a testament to his hard work, dedication, and passion for excellence in all aspects of his life. We can’t wait to see what he’ll conquer next!

Congratulations from SKYblue Pickleball!