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BOULDER, Colo. (March 2, 2020) – Headsweats, the leader in high performance apparel and headwear, has partnered with the US Open Pickleball Championships as the official headwear sponsor of the largest Pickleball event in the world. Founded in 2016, the internationally acclaimed seven-day competition draws spectators and competitors of all abilities from around the world.
“Pickleball continues gaining momentum as a fun, accessible sport for players of all ages and abilities,” said Mike McQueeney, President of Headsweats. “As we move into the warmer months we anticipate seeing more people enjoy this trendy hobby, which invites a broad range of people to engage in an active, lively activity that maintains safe distancing. Our headwear has been helping athletes keep a cool head for over twenty years, so partnering with the US Open is a natural fit.”
The emerging sport of Pickleball is similar to Tennis and played on a smaller 20 foot by 44-foot court. With a net down the middle, a whiffle ball is served diagonally using a paddle with either single or double players on each side. The first team scoring eleven points and leading by at least two points wins.
“Our partnership with Headsweats brings the finest quality headgear to a sport where ninety-five percent of all players wear a hat or visor during play,” said Terri Graham, Co-founder of the US Open Pickleball Championship. “The Headsweats hats are light, breathable and offer a great fit for all Pickleball players in all weather conditions.”
With 59 courts surrounding one championship court, this year’s event will offer limited seating due to COVID restrictions. CBS Sport Network will broadcast the men’s and women’s Pro finals live from 7 PM to 9 PM EST on Saturday, April 24.
To learn more about the US Open Pickleball Championship visit https://usopenpickleballchampionship.com/index.html
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About the U.S. Open Pickleball Championships
Spirit Promotions is responsible for creating and running the Minto US OPEN Pickleball Championships in Naples, Florida. The OPEN was founded in 2016. The 7-day event is a world class, international event, which attracts the best players in the sport, as well as Pickleball enthusiasts of all ages and ability levels. The OPEN is known as the Biggest Pickleball Party in the World.