The Sixth Annual Discover Columbus Pickleball Tournament will be hosted jointly by Columbus Parks and Recreation and the Columbus Pickleball Club. This event will take place from Friday to Sunday at the Burnett Tennis Courts and Donner Park Pickleball Courts.
A Range Of Events
According to Pickleball Brackets, play will commence at 8 a.m. Friday and run through until Sunday afternoon.
Throughout the weekend, a range of events tailored for skill levels 3.0-5.0 and open to all ages will be available, with senior events exclusively on Friday. The day’s activities will commence with open play, culminating in a player social following the senior events.
Beginning at noon on Saturday, matches will be streamed live from the two courts and accessible for viewing on Gamechanger.tv. The live stream will feature experts and guest commentators throughout the entire weekend.
The community is warmly invited to spectate and indulge in fare from local food trucks. The proceeds generated from this event will contribute to enhancing pickleball facilities in Columbus, Indiana.
For questions or more information, email [email protected]
Make sure to visit CPC’s Silent Auction during the tournament. Take the opportunity to bid on various items and secure fantastic deals!
Bidding will conclude at 2 p.m. on Saturday or 1 p.m. on Sunday for specific items. All items must be collected by or on Sunday by 3 p.m.
Payments can be made in cash, by check, through Venmo, or via PayPal. Every penny of the proceeds will be directed towards the Columbus Parks & Recreation Pickleball fund, dedicated to expanding pickleball facilities at Donner and across Columbus, IN.
Please note that this tournament is conducted outdoors, and regrettably, no refunds will be issued in the event of inclement weather. Additionally, site service fees are non-refundable.
Participants are advised to complete the check-in process 30 minutes before the scheduled event commencement.
In the case of withdrawals, it is important to be aware Pickleball Brackets event fee charges and any associated PayPal fees will be forfeited.
You are guaranteed a minimum of three games per event.
As of the closing date, 322 players had registered to take part.
Burnett Tennis Courts and Donner Park Pickleball Courts are located at Donner Park, 739 22nd Street, Columbus, Indiana 47201.
The facility features a tennis hardcourt surface and an outdoor, non-covered play area. Permanent and portable nets will be used, and matches will be played with Dura Fast 40 balls.
There are 18 courts available for use, and parking does not incur any fees.
The tournament is USA Pickleball Sanctioned – MMP.
As for additional amenities, pets and food are allowed on the premises. However, the passing of dishes and using grills are not permitted.
Food Truck Information
Hillbilly’s BBQ & Tenderloin from Edinburgh, IN, will be there Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Pay a visit to their Facebook page.
CayPops Bakery will be there Friday (Saturday and Sunday, possibly).
Small business owner and Columbus North High School Senior Caylyn Puitt will offer her signature CayPops cake pops, cookies, cupcakes, and quick bread to help satisfy your sweet tooth.
Times And Events
The following starting times are subject to change, and events may be merged or split based on event registration.
|Friday, September 15|
|Start Time||End Time (Estimated)||Event||# Tms||# Mch|
|8 a.m.||10:30 a.m.||Men’s Doubles 50+: 3.5 Skill||12||34|
|8 a.m.||10:20 a.m.||Men’s Doubles 50+: 3.0 Skill||6||19|
|8:15 a.m.||11:25 a.m.||Women’s Doubles 50+: 3.5-4.0 Skill Round Robin||7||25|
|10 a.m.||1:10 a.m.||Men’s Doubles 50+: 4.0 Skill||7||25|
|11:15 a.m.||2:25 p.m.||Women’s Doubles 50+: 3.0 Skill||8||32|
|1 p.m.||3:30 p.m.||Mixed Doubles 70+: 3.0 Skill||6||19|
|2:30 p.m.||6:40 p.m.||Mixed Doubles 70+: 3.5 Skill||4||10|
|Saturday, September 16|
|8 a.m.||11:35 a.m.||Men’s Doubles: 3.5 Skill||16||62|
|8 a.m.||10:55 a.m.||Women’s Doubles: 3.0 Skill||12||34|
|8 a.m.||11:45 a.m.||Women’s Doubles: 4.0 Skill||7||25|
|10:30 a.m.||1:25 p.m.||Men’s Doubles: 4.0 Skill||12||34|
|11:15 a.m.||3:45 p.m.||Men’s Doubles: 5.0 Skill||11||59|
|Noon||2:05 p.m.||Women’s Doubles: 5.0 Skill||4||10|
|12:30 p.m.||3:25 p.m.||Women’s Doubles: 3.5 Skill||6||19|
|1 p.m.||3:55 p.m.||Women’s Doubles: 4.5 Skill||12||34|
|3 p.m.||5:55 p.m.||Men’s Doubles: 3.0 Skill||10||24|
|3 p.m.||5:55 p.m.||Men’s Doubles: 4.5 Skill||10||24|
|Sunday, September 17|
|8 a.m.||11:35 a.m.||Mixed Doubles: 3.0 Skill||16||62|
|8a.m.||11:10 a.m.||Mixed Doubles: 3.5 Skill||14||46|
|10:45 a.m.||2:55 p.m.||Mixed Doubles: 5.0 Skill||8||32|
|11 a.m.||3:15 p.m.||Mixed Doubles: 4.0 Skill||16||62|
|1:30 p.m.||4:40 p.m.||Mixed Doubles: 4.5 Skill||13||40|
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