Hundreds compete in region’s largest pickleball tourney in Bend

Hundreds compete in region’s largest pickleball tourney in Bend

(August 15, 2016 Bend, OR, www.bendbulletin.com)

It’s 8 a.m. on a Sunday morning, yet the parking spots at Bend’s Pine Nursery Park are filling up fast. All 16 of the pickleball courts — each about one-fourth the size of a tennis court — are filled with men and women vying for victory at what organizers say is the largest pickleball tournament in the Pacific Northwest. “It’s extremely competitive,” said A.J. Fraties, 70, who helped start the Bend Pickleball Club. “It’s very fast.” Read More…

 

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