Pickleball Madness Heads for the Georgia Games
150 participants register for Championship event
MARIETTA, Ga.— The Georgia State Games are excited to kick off the second annual Pickleball Championships this weekend at Kennesaw Mountain High School in Kennesaw, GA.
The tournament runs Friday through Sunday with singles starting at 12 p.m. Friday, doubles at 7 a.m. Saturday and mixed singles and doubles at 7 a.m. on Sunday.
Last summer was the first year Pickleball was offered as a Georgia Games Championship Event and has already grown to become one the largest Pickleball tournaments in the state in year No.2 , with more than 150 registered participants.
“We knew the sport of Pickleball was growing pretty rapidly when we introduced it last summer,” said Georgia Gamed Executive Director Eric Pfiefer. “We only opened it up to Georgia residents last year, but this year we have people coming from as far as New York, we’re really excited about how popular it has become.
The tournament will be a professionally operated event and will follow all USA Pickleball rules and regulations. Competition will be divided into six age groups and will be combined if necessary.
Participants receive a Georgia Games t-shirt and a Pickleball Central drawstring bag as part of the registration fee.
For additional information about the 2016 Georgia Games Pickleball Championships visit georgiagames.org/2016-pickleball-championships, or contact Wesley Long at firstname.lastname@example.org or 757-593-7130.