Pickleball Magazine 2-6 - Page 70

I went to the world's biggest pickleball party and an international tournament broke out! When we first conceived the US OPEN Pickleball Championships, we wanted to create an international pickleball event like no other, featuring first-class facilities and world-class competitors. And we did. Our first two editions of the tournament have been successful beyond our imaginations. Players have told us that they can't wait to return in 2018. But the players brought their friends, many of whom (quite frankly) had no intention of playing pickleball. And they stayed for seven days and just partied. Looking back, we might have seen this coming. After all, we did decide to hold the Minto US OPEN Pickleball Championships in beautiful Naples, Florida. We did bring in great musicians every day to entertain the crowds in our spacious EXPO Tent. And we did make sure that there was always plenty of delicious food to eat and a variety of cold beverages to drink. So, you can understand our dilemma. Are we running the premier pickleball tournament in the world or the world's biggest pickleball party? Guess youʼll just have to find out for yourself. Third Minto US OPEN Pickleball Championships April 21 – 29, 2018 Learn more at usopenpickleballchampionship.com East Naples Community Park | 3500 Thomasson Dr. | Naples, FL ©2017 US Open Pickleball Championships POW ERED BY