Pickleball has become increasingly popular at Los Cab over the past year, and the club will become the epicenter of the fast- growing sport March 6-8 when it hosts the National Pickleball California Open.
The event is expected to draw approximately 550 players competing in pro, senior pro and skill/age divisions for amateurs. Friday will feature singles play, with mixed doubles on Saturday and men’s and women’s doubles on Sunday. There also will be a charity pro-am on Fri- day night benefiting the American Red Cross.
The professional division is open to all players regardless of rating and features a $24,000 purse. The amateur competition is intended for 3.0-5.0 players and includes divisions for 19+, 35+, 50+ and 60+. Registration is open to USAPA members for $65 and includes a T-shirt and awards to the top three players and teams in each division.
“Los Cab offers us a great location in the heart of the Southern California pickleball community,” said Seth Burleigh, COO of Advanced Sports Media, which runs the National Pickleball California Open. “We like the private atmosphere and ability for our players to use the club’s amenities, and we also feel that the sunken championship court will make for a nice experience for the players and spectators.”
Spectators are welcome to attend the event free of charge, and pro matches will be live-streamed on Facebook.