2018 Minto US OPEN Pickleball Championships
Now - April 28, 2018
Don't miss all the exciting play during the 2018 Minto US OPEN Pickleball Championships!
The Minto US OPEN Pickleball Championships, a world-class, international competition, return to East Naples Community Park in Naples, Florida, from April 23-April 30, 2017. This tournament, the biggest in the sport's history, comes into its second year ready to break last year's records – with plenty of room to spare.
The competition will include singles, doubles and mixed doubles play in a variety of skill and age groups. Some of the highlights of this year's competition include the following:
A wide variety of ages represented: The youngest player is 12 and the oldest is 90
Star athletes appearing: In addition to last year's champions who will be defending their titles, this year's event includes players such as racquetball legend Ruben Gonzalez, playing in men's doubles with partner Bruce Bagwell of Maine.
A chance to see why pickleball is the fastest-growing sport in America: The sport, played on a court with a solid paddle, uses skills from tennis, badminton and ping-pong. Although it has gained a tremendous following among all age groups, its strongest growth area is players age 50 and up who are moving to the sport from tennis, since pickleball offers the chance to use similar skills on a smaller court, with less wear and tear on joints.
National television: The event will be covered by CBS Sports Network
Come on down to see fastest-growing sport in the U.S.!