Registration is now open for the third annual Rally in the Valley pickleball tournament on September 8, 9 and 10 at Salida’s Centennial Park hosted by Peak to Peak Pickleball Club.
The tournament is open to players 10 and older. The round-robin tournament will offer women’s doubles on Sept. 8, mixed doubles on Sept. 9 and men’s doubles on Sept. 10. Medals will be awarded to first, second, and third place winners in each bracket.
Registration will run June 1 through Aug. 18 at pickleballbrackets.com. Cost is $40 for one event, $10 for a second event and a $5 registration fee.
Peak to Peak Pickleball Club leaders expect this year’s tournament to attract even more players than the 250 who competed last year.
The well-regarded event draws competitors from throughout Colorado and neighboring states. Pickleball has been the fastest-growing sport in the United States for the past three years, according to the Sports & Fitness Industry Association, with nearly five million players and more than 10,000 courts across the country.
The 300-member club is a nonprofit, volunteer organization dedicated to promoting and facilitating the sport in the Chaffee County area. Along with encouraging an active lifestyle and social connections, the club is working to raise funds to build permanent courts in southern Chaffee County.
To register to play at Rally in the Valley, visit pickleballbrackets.com. To learn about Peak to Peak Pickleball Club, visit peaktopeakpickleball.com.