Monday, February 4, 2013

Editorial: Pickleball joins lineup
Posted February 4, 2013 at 4 a.m. - Naples, FL

Pickleball tournament

When we think of sports being good for tourism, coming to mind first are baseball, softball and golf tournaments hosted locally.
They bring in lots of players and fans who stay at local hotels, and eat and shop here.
But there is more. Pickleball.

This past weekend the East Naples Community Park hosted the Atlantic South Regional Pickleball Tournament, with 250 players — two-thirds of them coming from states such as Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Pennsylvania, New York, Tennessee, Michigan, Utah, Colorado, California,Texas, Louisiana and Alabama.

 New Orleans had the Super Bowl. Big deal.

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