The Sun Tree Pickleball Club in River Place recently held the Sun Tree Smash pickleball tournament over the holiday break. The tournament featured men’s and women’s doubles and included over 30 participants in a two-day double elimination format. The event brought together the sport’s enthusiasts from River Place, Westminster Glen, Glenlake and Long Canyon.
Mike Trainin and Steve Hobson were named the men’s doubles champions and Amanda Sigler and Jinelle Lawson were named the women’s doubles champions.
Four Points is embracing the fast growing pickleball sport and has gained a strong following in River Place and Steiner Ranch, among other communities, shared Conner Erwin.
More than 36.5 million people played pickleball from August 2021 to August 2022, according to a new report by the Association of Pickleball Professionals.
Pickleball is a sport that combines the elements of badminton, tennis, and table tennis, and is suitable for people of all skill levels and ages. It is played on a small court with a net, using paddles to hit a perforated pickleball back and forth over the net. Pickleball can be played as a singles or doubles game, and is popular on both outdoor and indoor courts. In addition to being competitive, pickleball is also a very social sport that provides a great workout, according to Erwin.