Friday, April 15, 2016
"(Jim) Ludwig says the tournament has been capped at 835 players, with approximately 2,100 matches to be played over a five-day period. With the sport's exploding popularity, he said he expects those numbers to increase in the coming years.
East Naples Community Park now has 47 pickleball courts, including the state-of-the-art Zing Zang Championship Court. Designed to seat more than 700 spectators, the championship court features exclusive gold boxes around its perimeter, with patron seating on one side and general admission bleachers on the other.
Recent work has been done installing DecoTurf, a pricey synthetic surface used in Flushing Meadows for the U.S. Open Tennis Championships."
Fun sport, funnier name: Pickleball enthusiasts looking forward to inaugural championship coming to: