The top 100 pro pickleball players in North America will descend on the JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort & Spa in two weeks for the PPA’s Foot Solutions Grand Slam (previously the Mesa Grand Slam). It’s a week-long tournament at a top-notch facility that boasts “17 brand new professionally surfaced, world-class courts, including an expansive Center Court with a 400-person capacity.” Wowzers.
According to the PPA, the $70,000 purse is the largest pickleball tournament purse in Arizona history. Fans will be allowed to attend, though numbers are limited. Tickets are $10 and COVID rules will be enforced. Looks like it will be an awesome tournament.
We’ll be reporting on top matches and encourage any of our fellow Dinkheads who will be competing/attending to send in your hot gossip, photos, etc.