PICKLEPLEX OF PUNTA GORDA TO HOST FIRST-EVER WORLD PICKLEBALL CHAMPIONSHIP

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The first-ever World Pickleball Championship in the history of the sport will take place Dec. 27– 30 at the brand new PicklePlex of Punta Gorda on the campus of Florida SouthWestern State College.

Professional players will vie for their share of the $100,000 prize purse while amateurs will compete in their age and skill categories over this four-day event. Players from across the globe have been invited to compete for the title of World Pickleball Champion.

Pickleball is one of the fastest-growing sports in the U.S., with over three million players participating, according to the Sports and Fitness Industry Association. The tournament will offer the largest cash purse in history to the professional and senior professional players.

Sixty projected World Champions will reign at the end of the event from all categories and divisions. The Pickleball Global World Championship will be the PicklePlex’s largest tournament to date, as it’s expected to draw in an estimated 500 participants.

For more information, visit www.worldpickleballchampionship.com or contact Pickleball Global at (239) 301-2141 or info@pickleballglobal.