Visalia Parks & Recreation to Host Pickleball Tournament

The Visalia Parks and Recreation Department will be hosting its second Central California Pickleball Tournament of the year on Friday, October 21st through Sunday, October 23rd at the Plaza Park Tennis Complex.

For those not familiar with Pickleball, it is a sport that combines elements of badminton, tennis, table tennis and volleyball.

It is played on a court with a hard paddle and a wiffle ball.

“We hope everyone is ready for some fast action Pickleball this fall,” stated Jeannie Greenwood, Director of Visalia Parks and Recreation Department. “We are pleased to be able to host our second event of the year and encourage everyone to get out and take in the action.”

The three day tournament format is double elimination with each match consisting of the best out of three games to 11 points.

Players can choose from three event categories with six age divisions in each (skill levels 3.0 – 5.0):

Men’s singles and doubles – 50 and under, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69 and 70 and older

Women’s singles and doubles – 50 and under, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69 and 70 and older

Mixed doubles – 50 and under, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69 and 70 and older
The cost to register for the tournament is $20 per player and $10 per event fee per player.

To register, please visit www.pickleballtournaments.com. All participants will receive an event shirt and medals will be presented to the top three (3) winners in each division.

Registration deadline is October 13th.

For more information, please contact Visalia Parks and Recreation at (559) 713-4365 or email [email protected]

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