Play pickle ball like a pro with Autside, the outdoor game maker of Preston Hollow

This Preston Hollow company makes it easy to deliver outdoor games that are meant to last this festive season.

Autside, a startup from neighborhood resident Glen Collins, makes high-quality pickleball sets that also give back.

The Collins family

Collins, Head of Brand Strategy and Marketing, is a garden game enthusiast. In the post-pandemic days, he decided to embark on a lifestyle brand that puts design front and center in outdoor games.

Autside’s pickleball racquet, called The Mandoline, meets professional standards – yes, there are professional pickleball players out there.

The racquet “is designed with a polypropylene core and a graphite face to provide unusual control in the game of pickle.”

The regulation 22-foot net was made by OnCourt OffCourt, and there is also a 10-foot “aisle” net.

A regulation set complete with four paddles, net and balls costs $725, or $425 for the mini net set. A holiday promotion includes a racquet, balls and tote for $200.

Autside’s mission is to donate a percentage of sales to autism causes, with the goal of raising $1 million in the first five years. Collins and his wife, Alice, chose this cause because one of their twin sons has autism spectrum disorder, and they hope the company will eventually be able to employ workers who are on the autism spectrum.

The company is planning a full line of outdoor games including a corn hole, which Autside calls Bags and Boards, a giant Jenga game and many more. In the meantime, Autside also offers this basket and hat bundle for the holidays.

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