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Johnson City: Pickleball State Championship

September 30, 2023 - October 1, 2023

Pickleball State Championship Coming to Johnson City

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn.  – Pickleball continues to climb to new heights of popularity and Visit Johnson City hopes to capitalize on this by continuing their partnership with Southern Pickleball to bring in the inaugural Tennessee Pickleball Association (TPA) State Championship. Memorial Park Community Center (MPCC) will play host to this 2-day event taking place September 30-October 1. The tournament is open to pickleball players of any age and skill level and no prior qualifications are required.

Gameplay on Saturday, September 30th will consist of Men’s & Women’s Doubles, with age brackets ranging from 18 to 70+ and including 2.5 to 4.5+ skill levels. Sunday, October 1st will include Mixed Doubles, granting players the chance to compete with one another across varying ages and skill levels. Registration cost is $60.00 for one day of play; participants can pay an additional $15.00 to play both days.

Deb Fogle, Senior Services Manager, explains the impact and attraction Johnson City’s pickleball courts have created within the community. “Since the conversion of the four tennis courts at Memorial Park Community Center to 12 pickleball courts in 2022, we have seen tremendous growth of pickleball in this area. Southern pickleball hosted their first tournament in Tennessee in April 2023 and are returning to host the Tennessee State Championship tournament here in September 2023.  Just as we are seeing the explosion of pickleball in our area I am also seeing the age of players younger and younger learning the game of pickleball and I believe the growth will only continue. ”

To register for the Tennessee Pickleball Association State Championship in Johnson City, please visit southernpickleballtnstatechampionships/JC.

Southern Pickleball is committed to expanding pickleball opportunities in the southeast by providing reasonably priced and well-run events and supporting community pickleball clubs.

Visit Johnson City strives to showcase the uniqueness of the community by promoting its distinctive resources, events, and attractions to both visitors and citizens. To learn more about Visit Johnson City, go to VisitJohnsonCityTN.com.


September 30, 2023
October 1, 2023
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