Mesa, Arizona, will host the 2024 Biofreeze USA Pickleball National Championships from November 10–17 at the Arizona Athletic Grounds, a venue that includes 41 courts and a 2,000-seat dedicated stadium.
“We look forward to welcoming our community to the Valley of the Sun to enjoy this year’s Nationals along with the beautiful weather, outdoor activities, and tourist attractions that Arizona has to offer,” said Mike Nealy, USA Pickleball chief executive officer. “We are thrilled to work with the team at Arizona Athletic Grounds and Elite Sports to host a fantastic and high-quality competition experience at a state-of-the-art pickleball venue.”
The announcement comes shortly after USA Pickleball announced a new format for its Golden Ticket tournaments in 2024, the only guaranteed path for amateur players to play in the 2024 national championships. The event had previously been held at Indian Wells Tennis Garden in California, but made the move to Texas this year as nearly 3,500 players competed in the event and an estimated 10,000 attendees took part.
“I’m excited to partner with USA Pickleball to host the 2024 Biofreeze USA Pickleball National Championships at Arizona Athletic Grounds,” said Mike Burke, Arizona Athletic Grounds president. “Both organizations are hard at work to deliver an exceptional experience for athletes, fans, and the community. We welcome everyone to join us for a week of great competition and to enjoy an unforgettable experience at the newly revitalized Arizona Athletic Grounds.”
In addition to a week of competition, the championships also provide the players with events on and off the court, free practice courts available to use all day, partner activations and a hospitality lounge.
“The 2024 Biofreeze USA Pickleball National Championships in Mesa, Arizona, is not just a major sports event, but a catalyst for economic growth,” said Nikki Balich, executive director of the Arizona Sports & Entertainment Commission. “With USA Pickleball at the helm, the event promises substantial economic benefits for local businesses, from hotels to restaurants. This championship is a game-changer for Arizona’s economy.”