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A general view through the main gates to Wimbledon as it is announced that the tennis championships for 2020 had been cancelled due to the coronavirus. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

The Latest on Sports and COVID-19:
No Canceling Wimbledon in 2021, Club Says

The coronavirus outbreak has forced difficult decisions for the sports-event industry. Nearly every major sporting event has been canceled, moved or postponed. Here is a look at where things stand. Click here for in-depth case studies on how organizations are returning to play. Click here for earlier coverage of the coronavirus’ impact on sports events. […]

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Legacy Sports Park Opening in Mesa, Arizona, in 2022

A new 320-acre sports and entertainment complex is planned for Mesa, Arizona, with multiple outdoor and indoor sporting opportunities aimed toward driving the area’s sports tourism market to become even more of a destination beyond Major League Baseball spring training. The Legacy Sports Park is scheduled to open in 2022 and Legacy Sports USA, the […]

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Sports Complex Opens in Pasco County, Florida

The new 98,000-square-foot Wiregrass Ranch Sports Campus of Pasco County in Wesley Chapel, Florida, has officially opened, kicking off a new era of sports tourism for the destination of Pasco County and Experience Florida’s Sports Coast.   The complex is home to 16 volleyball courts, eight basketball courts, a 5,000-square-foot competition cheerleading studio and two cheer […]

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World Pickleball Championship Set for Florida

The first World Pickleball Championship will be staged at the new PicklePlex of Punta Gorda on the campus of Florida SouthWestern State College, December 27–30. The tournament will feature professional players competing for a $100,000 prize purse while amateurs will compete as well at all skill levels. An estimated 500 players are anticipated, including athletes […]

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Housing Developer to Open Pickleball Venue

In the sport of pickleball, the future of venue expansion may come from private homebuilders. Kolter Homes, a developer of master-planned adult communities, has announced that it will build a pickleball venue with more than 30 courts, believed to be the largest private pickleball venue built in Georgia. The complex will be part of Cresswind […]

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Pickleball Rallies Support

Say the word “pickleball” and people either get quizzical looks or immediately say, “I love pickleball!” Given the way the sport is growing, you’ll probably be hearing more of the latter. Pickleball—one of America’s 10 fastest-growing sports, according to the Sports & Fitness Industry Association—is currently played by about 3 million people on more than […]

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USAPA Reaches Partnership Agreement with Professional Pickleball Registry

USA Pickleball Association has signed an agreement with Professional Pickleball Registry for PPR to become the official education and certification partner of the national governing body. PPR is a newly formed subsidiary of Professional Tennis Registry, an organization of tennis teaching professionals and coaches with nearly 16,500 members in 125 countries. The multiyear deal is expected to benefit tennis coaches […]

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