Player registration is now open for the Golden Ticket event
Phoenix (May 8, 2022) — USA Pickleball, in conjunction with the Atlantic City Sports Commission and Visit Atlantic City, today announced the third annual USA Pickleball Indoor National Championships will be held Sept. 19-23 at the Atlantic City Convention Center.
The 2023 USA Pickleball Indoor National Championships will be hosted by the Atlantic City Pickleball Open and include five days of competition featuring singles, doubles and mixed doubles in skill/age brackets. Gold medalists from each division will receive a Golden Ticket, or pre-registration spot, for the 2024 USA Pickleball National Championships. Top professional pickleball player Kyle Yates returns to Atlantic City as an ambassador.
Registration for the 2023 USA Pickleball Indoor National Championships is officially open and can be found here.
“We’re thrilled to bring the USA Pickleball Indoor National Championships to Atlantic City this fall, a coastal destination city that will serve as an incredible host for our players,” said Justin Maloof, USA Pickleball Chief Operating Officer. “I look forward to welcoming players and fans to this tournament, which stands out on the calendar and schedule. We’re excited to see who in Atlantic City is able to punch their Golden Ticket to next year’s Nationals.”
A special addition to this year’s event will be the use of new, state-of-the-art, cushioned Pop Up pickleball courts from Pickleball United’s “True Court,” the Official Rollout Court Partner of USA Pickleball. This innovative flooring will be installed on all tournament courts and is manufactured with a polyvinyl sub-surface with a textured non-skid playing surface that is easy on players’ legs. It was also the court used at the recent Pickleball Slam held at the Hard Rock Live in Hollywood, Fla.
“We are excited to join forces with USA Pickleball to bring their Indoor National Championships to Atlantic City. Last year’s Atlantic City Pickleball Open was a huge success and we look forward to hosting an even bigger ‘bash’ this September,” stated Larry Sieg, Visit Atlantic City and Atlantic City Sports Commission President and CEO.
The 2021 and 2022 USA Pickleball Indoor National Championships took place at the Finley Center in Hoover, Ala., just outside of Birmingham. The 2022 edition hosted 704 participants in total.
About USA Pickleball:
USA Pickleball is the National Governing Body for the sport of pickleball in the U.S. and provides players with official rules, tournaments, rankings and promotional materials. The mission of USA Pickleball is to promote the development and growth of pickleball in the United States and its territories. The association is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) corporation and governed by a board of directors and professional staff who provide the guidance and infrastructure for the continued growth and development of the sport.
About Visit Atlantic City
Visit Atlantic City is a 501(c)(6) organization formed and funded as a public-private partnership by the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority (CRDA) to create economic development through conventions, sporting events, film production and group tourism. Visit Atlantic City focuses on three primary objectives: sales, marketing and services.
About the Atlantic City Sports Commission
The Atlantic City Sports Commission was officially formed on January 13, 2015 as a 501 (c)(3) organization with the support of Visit Atlantic City and the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority (CRDA) to attract sporting events, conventions and competitions to Atlantic City.
USA Pickleball Media Contact:
Melissa Zhang, Director of Communications & Content
Chuck Menke, Chief Marketing Officer
Visit Atlantic City Media Contact:
Jessica Kasunich, Director of Communications