Pickleball Tournaments 2023: A Year Full of Excitement and Competition

An Introduction to the PPA Tour and Its Upcoming Tournaments

Pickleball enthusiasts and athletes from all over the United States are eagerly awaiting the exciting lineup of tournaments planned for 2023. The Professional Pickleball Association (PPA) Tour has curated a schedule that offers a perfect blend of intense competition and scenic locations. From the Pacific Northwest to the East Coast, pickleball lovers will have ample opportunities to witness top-tier play and cheer for their favorite players.

Kicking Off in Seattle: Golden Ticket Baird Wealth Management Seattle Open Presented by Holland America Line

The tour’s first stop in July takes us to the Lower Woodland Tennis Courts in Seattle, Washington. This tournament promises thrills and showcases local favorites such as Riley and Lindsey Newman. Washington’s deep affinity for pickleball is evident, as the state officially declared it the sport of choice. With players like Lea Jansen, who played college tennis in Washington, the Seattle Open is sure to be a fantastic event.

Sun, Fun, and Pickleball: The Takeya Showcase Presented by Best Day Brewing

Moving down the coast, our second stop in August leads us to the Los Cab Sports Village in Orange County, California. The Takeya Showcase presented by Best Day Brewing is an event that brings together the best players in SoCal. Mary and Maggie Brascia, residents of Orange County, will undoubtedly delight the home crowd with their exceptional skills. Set against the backdrop of beautiful California beaches, this tournament promises to be an incredible display of talent.

A Decade of Excellence: Vulcan Tournament of Champions

August brings us to the historic Brigham City Pickleball Courts in Utah for the Vulcan Tournament of Champions. Celebrating its 10-year anniversary, this event captures the hearts of Utah’s pickleball fanbase. The local favorites, including Callie Smith, Tyler Loong, Meghan Dizon, Spencer Smith, and Etta Wright, are guaranteed to have the crowd behind them. Expect fierce competition and passionate support from the audience throughout this tournament.

Pickleball Arrives in America’s Heartland: Golden Ticket Vulcan Kansas City Open Presented by Chicken N Pickle

In late August, the PPA Tour makes its first visit to the Kansas City area, marking it as a golden ticket event for entry into the USA Pickleball National Championships. Players from Kansas, Missouri, and nearby states will converge at the Elite Tennis and Wellness center in Overland Park, Kansas. Missouri’s very own Dylan Frazier, accompanied by the talented Wichita contingent of Lucy Kovalova, Matt Wright, Jay Devilliers, and Pat Smith, will undoubtedly draw immense support from the local fans.

Beyond Tennis: Baird Wealth Management Cincinnati Open Presented by Vizzy

September takes us to the Lindner Family Tennis Center in Mason, Ohio, for the Baird Wealth Management Cincinnati Open presented by Vizzy. This major event offers more money and more points as top players battle for supremacy. The storied venue, also home to the Western & Southern Open pro tennis tournament, sets the stage for deep draws and grueling matches to determine the pickleball champion. Only the best of the best will emerge victorious from Ohio.

The Grand Showdown: Guaranteed Rate PPA Championships Presented by Thorlo

The Darling Tennis Center in Las Vegas, Nevada, plays host to the anticipated Guaranteed Rate PPA Championships in October. This desert oasis has witnessed countless pickleball duels, and this year’s edition promises nothing less. Former Las Vegas resident AJ Koller, along with a pool of talented players, will leave no stone unturned to claim the major championship. With the allure of Vegas’ entertainment options surrounding the tournament, it’s a pickleball event you don’t want to miss.

A Florida Delight: CIBC Open and Hilton Head Open

October treats us to two tournaments in sunny Florida. The CIBC Open, located in Boca Raton, promises an exciting display of skill at a venue yet to be determined. As players battle for the crown, the sunshine state will provide the perfect backdrop for fantastic pickleball action. Next, we head to Hilton Head Island, where the Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort sets the stage for the Hilton Head Open. With its picturesque setting and Florida resident Anna Leigh Waters poised to make a statement, this tournament will be one to remember.

The Ultimate Showdown: Biofreeze USA Pickleball National Championships Powered by Invited and the PPA Tour

November brings the grandest pickleball event of the year: the Biofreeze USA Pickleball National Championships. Held at Brookhaven Country Club, just outside Dallas, Texas, this tournament is expected to host over 4,000 players battling for the title of national champion. As players display their skills on the court, off-court entertainment, including top music acts, Dallas cuisine, and more, awaits spectators at Pickleball Boulevard. It’s an event that promises unparalleled excitement and an unforgettable experience.

A Florida Finale: Hertz Gold Cup

The PPA returns to Florida in November, ending the year with the prestigious Hertz Gold Cup at the USTA National Campus in Orlando. Known for its pickleball destination, Pictona, Florida is the ideal location for this thrilling tournament. With Florida resident and world number one women’s player Anna Leigh Waters leading the charge, the Hertz Gold Cup guarantees a high level of play and a fitting end to the pickleball season.

Crowning the Champions: CIBC PPA Finals

In December, the Life Time Athletic Country Club in San Clemente, California, becomes the center of attention for the grand finale of the PPA Tour – the CIBC PPA Finals. Only the top point earners from throughout the year have the honor of competing in this event. Champions in all five disciplines, including men’s and women’s singles and doubles, as well as mixed doubles, will be crowned. Against the backdrop of breathtaking views, San Clemente provides the perfect setting to conclude an action-packed season.

All-Star Week at Mandalay Bay

Wrapping up the year, pickleball enthusiasts can embark on a holiday trip to Las Vegas for the All-Star Week at Mandalay Bay. Hosted at the stunning Mandalay Bay Resort, this one-of-a-kind event features a unique format where pros, amateurs, and special guests showcase their skills in various ways. The Las Vegas Strip serves as the backdrop, adding a touch of glitz and glamour to the festive season.

In conclusion, the 2023 PPA Tour promises an incredible year of excitement, competition, and camaraderie in the world of pickleball. With tournaments spanning the country, showcasing talented players, and providing a range of unique experiences, pickleball enthusiasts are in for a treat. Don’t miss out on the chance to witness the best of pickleball and the electric atmosphere created by passionate fans and players alike. It’s time to mark your calendars and get ready for a year full of unforgettable pickleball action!

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