Simon Pagenaud leads a restart during the 2019 Indianapolis 500. Photo by Stephen King/IndyCar Media

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Indianapolis 500 To Be Held Without Fans

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. Tuesday, August 4 AUTO RACING: Indianapolis 500 To Be Held Without Fans One of the biggest sporting events in the world will be held without Continue Reading

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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 Continue Reading

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USAPA-sanctioned tournaments continue to expand. Photograph: USAPA

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 Continue Reading

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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 Continue Reading

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