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Pickleball Championship

From April 21-30, 2017, you will have the opportunity to experience all of the excitement of the 2017 US Open Pickleball Championship in Naples, Florida. The Pickleball Championship is being held at East Naples Community Park which is about 25 minutes from the Olde Marco Island Inn & Suites. Admission is free, and you only have to pay a five dollar parking fee. Now, you may be asking yourself, “What exactly is Pickleball?” Well, the USAPA  (USA Pickleball Association) describes Pickleball as a sport that combines elements of tennis, badminton, and ping-pong and that is fun for all ages. Basically, Pickleball is played on tennis like court with paddles and a plastic ball with holes in it. Without delving too far into the rules, all you really need to know that Pickleball is a high-paced sport that attracts world-class athletes from all over the globe. And now you have the chance to witness all of the action first hand.

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