SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — An open pickleball tournament is underway for players of all ages and skill levels.
The Springfield-Greene County Park Board and the Ozarks Pickleball Club have announced the inaugural SRS Queen City Open Pickleball Tournament to be held at the Cooper Tennis Complex in Springfield, MO from June 17-June 19, 2022.
The tournament features 34 outdoor pickleball courts with several indoor courts in case of inclement weather.
Players of all ages and skill levels are welcome to participate by registering online under SRS Queen City Open.
Player registration is $50.00 and includes entry to all round robin type tournaments including singles, gender doubles and mixed doubles grouped by skill level and age.
According to the Sports & Fitness Industry Association,
Pickleball is consistently recognized as “the fastest growing sport in America”, with the total number of players having climbed to more than 4.8 million in 2021.
“Springfield has really been a hotbed of growth for pickleball over the last five years or so. And every two years, we award a regional tournament to a specific area of the five-state area. Our five state regions are Missouri, Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota and Wisconsin,” said Jim Berger, Middle States Assistant Regional Manager for the Midwest. “But Springfield just offered a lot more.”
Watch the video above for highlights from today’s tournament.