Dare pickleball tourney is smashing success

By on May 24, 2022

(OBX Pickleball Group)

The OBX Pickleball Group held its first tournament in Dare County at the Dare County Recreation Tennis facility this past weekend. The event attracted 90 players both men and women from as far away as South Dakota and Florida. Many locals from the area participated in their first organized pickleball event. Others that traveled in from the central and western part of North Carolina as well as Virginia Beach.

Some players earned their first medals in a Round Robin style format. Teams played as many as 7 games against each opponent in the 10 brackets made up of Men’s, Women’s group play on Saturday.  Mixed doubles were played on Sunday.

The OBX Pickleball Group with their network of volunteers turned the 4 tennis courts into 10 pickleball courts that hosted over 200 matches in the 2-day event. Players were treated to a raffle style give-away of 25 donations from local businesses with a value of $100 or more from these sponsors:  OBX Visitor Center, OBX Hospital, OBX Physical Therapy, OBX Sells, Carolina Design Real Estate, Jersey Mike’s, Domino Pizza, Food Lion, Nags Head Hammock, Kitty Hawk Kites, Island Express T-Shirts, Shipwrecks Restaurant, Sea Scape Golf Links, Swells’a Brewing, OBX Brewing Station, Southern Bank and Shark 102.5 Radio.

Pickleball is the fastest growing sport in America, and it is growing here in Dare County. It was great to see all the smiling faces as many comments were made about how well the tournament was run. Raffle items that were a hit included a Yetti Cooler and a Nags Head hammock. Walmart donated a $100 gift certificate and Sea Scape donated green fees of more than $200.

Special Thanks to Jersey Mike’s and Slice Pizza who donated food to feed the volunteers and Food Lion for providing the water to keep everyone cool and hydrated in the summer-like temperatures.

Said Scott Garber, President of the OBX PB Group, which is planning more Pickleball events like this one in the fall for local hotel and restaurant businesses. “It is a win-win when we have a tournament for our local players to be able to play higher skill level players. Plus it attracts travelers to come to OBX and spend money in our local economy.”

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