Southern Tropics Pickleball Tournament - Well done

Posted on by Abbie David

Southern Tropics Pickleball Tournament - Well done

The Southern Tropics Pickleball Tournament held at East Naples Community Park May 26-28, 2016 provided a templet for a well run tournament. With over 250 participants, the matches started on time and ran smoothly. The team of volunteers and referees was outstanding. The tournament was organized by Jim Ludwig and the charity pickleballforall.org.  A nice enhancement for each days play was the use of score keeping devices by the referees. The scoring card system displays the score, the side that has the ball and number of games won. Being able to view this data at a glance was helpful for players and the audience. The Southern Tropics provided an excellent trial run for all the logistics that are going to be required for the much larger US Open Pickleball Championships to be held in late April at East Naples Community Park. http://usopenpickleballchampionship.com/index.html
 
Next Up: The US Open Pickleball Championships April 26th to May 1st 2016, Naples Florida