Pickleball is said to be at the intersection of tennis, badminton and ping pong.
It is also looks somewhat like teams tennis in action.
The Atlantic City Sports Commission has done it, again. They are partnering now through Saturday, September 24, 2022 with Pickleball Entertainment Consultants, LLC to present The Atlantic City Pickleball Open Indoor Championships.
The event is taking place at the Atlantic City Convention Center.
Pickleball is gaining each year in popularity, with some tennis courts being modified and turned into Pickleball courts.
There was confidence regarding the potential of this growing sport, as the Atlantic City Pickleball Open Indoor Championship has signed a three-year deal to hold the event in Atlantic City through 2024.
During the formulation stage of this event last year, "there was no question as to where we wanted to host the world's largest indoor Pickleball event. We enjoy the excitement of Atlantic City and all it has to offer.”
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The local players have been so helpful, and we are excited to have them as part of our team to create an event the community will be proud of year after year," said ‘Pickleball For All’ Executive Director Jim Ludwig.
USA Pickleball, the National Governing body of Pickleball has sanctioned the Atlantic City tournament, which is being played on 42 courts simultaneously and include an independent stadium court which seats up to 800 spectators.
"Pickleball is a fast-growing sport across the country, and we are fortunate enough to host this premier sporting event here in Atlantic City for the first time," said Meet AC and Atlantic City Sports Commission President and CEO Larry Sieg. "We have enjoyed hosting the athletes and spectators of all demographics to our world-class destination,” said Sieg.
Patrick McCormick from MEET AC is enthusiastic about today and the future of Pickleball in Atlantic City.
McCormick was presented with a Gold Medal court side during the event for his role in helping to bring the largest indoor Pickleball Tournament to Atlantic City.
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The economics of The Atlantic City Pickleball Open Indoor Championships is impressive for an inaugural event so new that when you type the word Pickleball, it highlights in red as a misspelled word.
The Pickleball Championships in Atlantic City results:
Thousands of athletes and spectators have attended this event.
Local Atlantic City businesses have been positively impacted, with a favorable overall economic impact.
Today’s Atlantic City Pickleball Open Indoor Championships final will be filmed by CBS Sports Network to air at a later date.
For more information, you can visit www.atlanticcitypickleballopen.com
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