The Indoor National Championship Tournament event will take place at the Hoover Met Complex in the city of Hoover, AL, just south of Birmingham. Over 700 players have registered to compete in a variety of age/skill brackets. Players will travel from over 35 different states and four countries for this championship, including as far away as Great Britain, Laos, Poland, and Zimbabwe. This five-day event, free and open to the public, features pickleball games in singles, doubles and mixed doubles, starts on Tuesday, June 7th and goes through Saturday, June 11th.
“It is an honor for the City of Hoover to host the USA Pickleball National Indoor Championship for the second year in a row,” said Hoover Mayor Frank V. Brocato “We continue to see this sport growing in our city. Hosting the tournament will only add to that enthusiasm. I know the tournament participants will receive great hospitality from our city staff, residents, businesses, and community. We look forward to another great event!”
Hoover Met Complex will convert over 80,000 square feet of their state-of-the-art indoor facility, the Finley Center, into 28 pickleball courts. As part of the event, there will be pickleball equipment manufacturers on-site featuring the latest products designed to enhance performance for pickleball players. The 2022 USA Pickleball National Championships will be played at Indian Wells, California in November of 2022 and all gold medalists from each division of this event will receive a pre-registration spot to compete there.
Shannon Ealy, general manager at Hoover Met Complex, stated “Hoover Met Complex and the City of Hoover is honored to host such a premier event for a sport that is continuing to grow at an incredibly rapid rate. He went on to add, “Watching pickleball is such an enjoyable and infectious experience that many people who start as spectators end up competing themselves. We welcome USA Pickleball and their athletes and want to make sure their experience here in Hoover is truly positive.”
Hoover Metropolitan Complex: The Hoover Metropolitan Complex (HMC) is a world-class, multi-sport and event complex located in Hoover, AL. The HMC includes the Hoover Met Stadium, the state-of-the-art Finley Center with Hoover Climbing & Adventure, an RV Park, outdoor baseball complex, multipurpose fields, the HMC Tennis Center, and all-inclusive Explore Playground and Splash Pad. The Hoover Met Stadium has served as the home of the SEC Baseball Tournament since 1998. The Hoover Metropolitan Complex is owned by the City of Hoover, Alabama. HMC is a member of theSFNetwork the nation’s largest and fastest growing network of sports facilities, and is operated by the industry-leader in outsourced operations, Sports Facilities Companies. For more information, visit www.hoovermetcomplex.com.
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