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Pickleball, Golf Entertainment Venue Heading to Branson

Pickleball, a pro-style golf putting course, golf simulators and a regional restaurant and bar will be part of a new sports and entertainment destination in Branson, Missouri. The Social Birdy is scheduled to break ground in early 2022 and open later this year on Branson Hills Parkway. The 9,000-square-foot social venue will include a 2,000-square-foot, […]

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NHL Hurricanes Owner Invests in Pickleball

Pickleball Central has announced a majority investment from Dallas-based investment firm Dundon Capital Partners LLC, owners of the NHL’s Carolina Hurricanes and Callaway Golf Company, as the sport continues to see considerable growth. The deal includes Pickleball Central’s retail equipment business as well as its affiliated PickleballTournaments.com software and event management solutions. The new round […]

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Atlantic City to Host Large Indoor Pickleball Tournament

The Atlantic City Convention Center will be home to the Atlantic City Pickleball Open Indoor Championships, which is billed as the world’s largest indoor pickleball tournament, September 19–24, 2022. The event is being staged by the Atlantic City Sports Commission in partnership with Pickleball Entertainment Consultants as part of a three-year deal to hold the […]

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Gulf Shores | Orange Beach Sports & Events to Build Pickleball Courts at Sportsplex

Gulf Shores, Alabama, along with the Gulf Shores | Orange Beach Sports & Events, plan to add 12 pickleball courts at the Gulf Shores Sportsplex in an attemp to draw further sports tourism to the destination. The 12 courts will be built at the Gulf Shores Sportsplex in an unused grassy area next to a […]

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Legacy Sports USA Hosting Pro Pickleball Association Tour Event Starting in 2022

Legacy Sports USA is partnering with the Pro Pickleball Association to host a PPA Tour event as part of a five-year agreement starting in February 2022 at Legacy Sports Park, which is set to open in January 2022 in Mesa, Arizona. The PPA Tour will kick off its new partnership with Legacy Sports USA next […]

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Palm Beach County Hosts APP Tour Pickleball Event

The Association of Pickleball Professionals Tour will make its debut in The Palm Beaches in Florida with the Delray Beach Tennis Center set to host the Delray Beach Pickleball Open, March 18–21. The event will feature professional and amateur competition with athletes competing for $60,000 in prize money. The Delray event is one of 16 […]

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Stu Upson Named USA Pickleball CEO

USA Pickleball has announced that sports industry veteran Stu Upson will become its first chief executive officer, effective December 14. Executive Director Justin Maloof will stay with the organization in his current role. Upson has more than 25 years of senior management experience, most recently as the chief operating officer of the International Tennis Hall […]

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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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