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Pickleball World Championships set for Punta Gorda next week

Posted at 2:41 PM, Dec 17, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-17 22:05:43-05

CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla. -- The inaugural World Pickleball Championship will be held in Southwest Florida next week.

It'll happen December 27th until the 30th at the new "Pickleplex" of Punta Gorda, on the campus of Florida Southwestern State College.

Players from Argentina, Brazil, Denmark, England, Germany, India, Mexico, Philippines, and Singapore have been invited to compete for the title of World Pickleball Champion.

There are several categories, including amateur, pro, and senior pro.

There will be a$100,000 prize.

Registration and ticket info is at

The matches will be streamed on the Pickleball Global Facebook page.