PickleballEngland has announced that a record number of players are set to compete at their upcoming English Nationals event, as the sport’s popularity continues to rise.
Taking place from the 26th-29th October at Bolton Arena, the English Nationals will comprise singles, doubles, mixed doubles, junior, wheelchair and team events, with a record number of 688 players set to participate.
The English Nationals will comprise four days of high-level competition, with the tournament kicking off with a ‘Major-League Pickleball’ English Style team event – with a number of brands including Skechers, SCAN, Franklin, UK Pickleball Sho, Top Spin Pro, and 501 Fun all sponsoring teams within the competition.
Inspired by Major League Baseball, Major League Pickleball (TM) is an innovative format involving mixed genders competing as a team against other teams in round robin games. Teams will involve the top eight 19+ men, 19+ women, 50+ men and 50+ women and each round robin fixture will comprise four games (women’s doubles, men’s doubles, and two mixed doubles) with a unique singles tiebreaker.