Pickleball tournament set to attract over 600 players to St. George

(April 11, 2018 St George, UT, www.stgeorgeutah.com)

Marking huge gains in popularity, the United States of American Pickleball Association’s Mountain Region tournament is expecting an increase in participation by more than 30 percent as tournament play begins Thursday at the Little Valley Pickleball Complex.

The only public outdoor complex in the country with 24 courts, the Little Valley courts are equipped with lighting for night play, a sound system with speakers and stadium-style seating on select courts. Approximately 640 players are expected for the three-day tournament – a significant boost from the 480 who participated a year ago.

Last year, for the first time, we had a follow-up survey of all the players regarding what they thought of the 2017 regional. Overwhelmingly, the survey told us the players loved the tournament and the surrounding area and said they would be back,” tournament director Bob Klarich said. “Not only are they coming back, but they are bringing a lot of their friends.” Read More…

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