US Open Pickleball!

From US Open Pickleball Championship

kyle_usopen_pickleball_1The first-ever US OPEN Pickleball Championships are happening in Naples, Florida in April of 2016.

Over 1,000 athletes will compete for top prize money in America’s fastest-growing sport, while thousands of spectators fill the rockin’ hospitality village.

Boise’s own Dick Johnson will be playing in the US Open!

But for those of us who won’t be there in person, we can watch on TV!

From CBS Sports Network

CBS Sports Network and the US Open Pickleball Championships are teaming up to bring Pickleball to over 50 million subscribers! A one hour show will be aired within 30 days after the final matches are played. The production team will be on the Zing Zang Championship Court Saturday night filming all three pro doubles finals. Who will be the first Pickleball superstars on national TV?

Stay tuned for more information…

In the meantime, here’s a great story looking behind the scenes on what it takes to put on an event of this magnitude from the Seattle Post Intelligencer: