Let’s play pickleball! Nearly 700 players to compete for $60K shared prize pool during APP Sunmed Houston Open at Memorial Park

COLUMBUS, OHIO - OCTOBER 16: Jorja Johnson of the Hard Eights holds her Franklin paddle during the Major League Pickleball finals match against BLQK at Pickle & Chill on October 16, 2022 in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Emilee Chinn/Getty Images) (EMILEE CHINN, 2022 Getty Images)

HOUSTON – Ready for some pickleball? The Association of Pickleball Professionals (APP) will host Houston’s first-ever professional pickleball tournament this week.

The APP Sunmed Houston Open tournament will take place at Memorial Park starting Wednesday, Oct. 19. through Sunday, Oct. 23.

According to a news release, nearly 700 pickleball players are expected to participate and compete for their share of a $60,000 prize pool.

The venue will be open for spectators beginning at 8 a.m. each day. Fans are invited to enjoy food trucks, merchandise tents, and shop for the latest pickleball equipment.

Matches will also be livestreamed on APPTV’s Facebook page and YouTube channel.

For more information on the tournament, click here.

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