inside world pickleball

who we


about us

inside world pickleball.

IWP's mission is to help grow the pickleball sport while informing and entertaining new and seasoned players about its game and culture. IWP is also partnered with the Association of Pickleball Professionals (APP Tour), to host and produce event television specials at specific events in 2021 and 2022.

foster events group.

where it all began
In 2019, FEG launched Inside Florida Pickleball, the first weekly broadcast television series on FOX Sports Florida dedicated to the sport. As it gained more popularity, FEG established a partnership with CBS Sports Network and launched IWP in April of 2021.
see the feg site
the people behind iwp

Our team.

Carl foster

Founder, President, CEO,
Executive Producer

With over 50 years of experience in sports broadcasting, event production, and the entertainment industry, Carl has successfully organized celebrity golf, tennis and, now, pickleball events, as well as fundraisers with Foster Events Group. He is the host and executive producer of the weekly IWP series.

Melissa McCurley


Melissa is a veteran CBS Sports pickleball analyst at the US Open annually in Naples, FL, as well as President of Pickleball Tournaments, operating major amateur and professional event registrations nationwide. For over 6 years, Melissa has been at the forefront of the growth of the sport, and uses her knowledge and experience to broadcast APP Tour events and Co-Host the IWP show.

Lee Rosenthal

VP Business Development
Host of Competitive Edge

Lee is a partner within FEG and is also active in the business development of IWP. He is also the host of one of the show's segments, 'The Competitive Edge'.

Brad Staskowski

VP Operations

Brad is a partner within FEG, oversees on-site tournament operations, and assists with production for the IWP show.