What the heck Is Pickleball? The sport taking over Fountain Valley!

What the heck Is Pickleball? The sport taking over Fountain Valley!

So what it is Pickleball?

Fountain Valley is hosting a 1200-person Pickleball tournament on September 18-23 in Mile Square Park. ExperienceFV – CTY 611 has partnered with the USA Pickleball Association for their West Regional Tour as the official city tour guide for guests and locals! Check out the app for exclusive offers from the city’s best businesses!

Pickleball has traditionally been under the radar. All that has changed as it gains traction across the United States. The sport stands out from its predecessors by offering inclusivity. Matches between 80-year-olds and 10-year-olds are the norm with every category in-between. Played using a paddle and a perforated ball – similar to a wiffle ball, pickleball is a combination of tennis, badminton, and ping pong. Courts can be inside or outside, and the low impact of the sport makes it accessible to everyone.

The sport has become so popular that many cities are replacing tennis courts with pickleball ones, including Fountain Valley. Using city funds, Fountain Valley Tennis Center replaced some of their tennis courts with pickleball courts.

Pickleball is now raging through OC with upcoming tournaments throughout the year. The Orange County Spring Games, Orange County Classic, City of Anaheim Pickleball Championships, Seal Beach Head Tournament and the California Open in Fountain Valley are all on the line-up for 2020. 

 Pickleball doesn’t stop here, however. The USA Pickleball Association has tournaments across the country in cities like Delaware, Texas, California, Oregon and Michigan and more. Check out their website for upcoming tournaments!

Keep your eyes on the ball and don’t be surprised if the sport goes pro!  

Enjoy the tournament this week at Mile Square Park. Download the ExperienceFV app for exclusive deals and a guide to the best of the city!

Look below for a list of participating restaurants with exclusive deals around the city ONLY on ExperienceFV app. Click HERE To Download the App

  • Marie Callender’s
  • Silky Sullivan’s
  • Spoons Bar & Grill
  • Paderia Bakery
  • Fountain Bowl Food Court
  • Paul’s Coffee Shop
  • Kech Cafe
  • Au Lac
  • Janes Vegan Pizzeria
  • Combalache
  • Fitbites
  • Cafe & Te
  • Islands
  • Dickey’s Barbecue
  • Jimmy John’s
  • The Black Bean
  • Sushi Koto
  • Lamppost Pizza
  • Chick-fil-a
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