Anheuser-Busch Major League Pickleball

Anheuser-Busch Hops into Major League Pickleball

Anheuser-Busch has hopped on the pickleball craze, announcing that it has purchased a Major League Pickleball team for the 2023 season in a deal that will give the beverage giant a founding partnership with the larger MLP league and control over one of the league’s expansion teams. “We have a proud and longstanding history as […]

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COGS Pickleball Groundbreaking1
The City of Gulf Shores and Gulf Shores | Orange Beach Sports & Events held a groundbreaking ceremony for the highly-anticipated pickleball courts at the Gulf Shores Sportsplex. From left: Michelle Russ - Vice President of Sales, Sports & Events at Gulf Shores & Orange Beach Tourism; Beth Gendler - President/CEO of Gulf Shores & Orange Beach Tourism; Glen Kaiser - Chairman of the board for Gulf Shores & Orange Beach Tourism; Mayor Robert Craft; Mayor Pro Tempore Phillip Harris; City Councilman Gary Sinak; Grant Brown – City of Gulf Shores Recreation & Cultural Affairs Director; Seawell McKee - Architect from McKee & Associates; Jeff Nichols - President of American Tennis Courts, Inc. (Contractor).

City of Gulf Shores Breaks Ground for New Pickleball Courts at Gulf Shores Sportsplex

Gulf Shores, Alabama, and Gulf Shores | Orange Beach Sports & Events held a groundbreaking ceremony for their long-awaited pickleball courts. “As pickleball emerges into one of the fastest growing sports in the United States, we are excited to bring these much-needed courts to our community,” said Grant Brown, recreation & cultural affairs director. “Right […]

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Outdoor Pickleball Courts Coming to Gulf Shores Sportsplex

The city of Gulf Shores, Alabama, will be adding 12 new outdoor lighted pickleball courts at the Gulf Shores Sportsplex. The pickleball courts will be located on the east side of Mickey Miller Blackwell Stadium and will share the parking lot with the varsity baseball field. The sportsplex is an 100-acre facility that encompasses a […]

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Maor League Pickleball

Major League Pickleball Announces Team Expansion

Major League Pickleball, a professional pickleball league that showcases professional pickleball players in a unique team format, has announced an expansion to 12 teams for 2022 and new team owners including entrepreneur Gary Vaynerchuk. Eight teams took part in the league’s first season in 2021. The league has also confirmed that the 2022 MLP Draft […]

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Punta Gorda Secures Three-Year Deal with APP Pickleball Tournament

The Association of Pickleball Professionals will return to the PicklePlex in Punta Gorda, Florida, with a stop on the tour at the pickleball-specific venue at Florida Southwestern State College. The event will be staged February 23–27 after being held at the complex in 2020 and 2021. The Punta Gorda/Englewood Beach Visitor & Convention Bureau is working […]

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SportsTravel Podcast Stu Upson Pickleball

Pickleball Power: Stu Upson of USA Pickleball on the Sport’s Growth, Events and Venues

The Sports and Fitness Industry Association has made it official in its latest trends report: pickleball is the fastest-growing sport in the country. Over the past two years, participation is up 39 percent, including an increase of more than 20 percent from 2019 to 2020 when the pandemic helped drive the sport’s appeal. Leading the […]

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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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