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Pickleball – Bainbridge Island Founders Tournament

Pickleball – Bainbridge Island Founders Tournament

Event Date(s): Aug 22 - Aug 25, 2019

Event Time: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

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Pickleball is the fastest growing sport in America and it started right here! The sport was invented in the summer of 1965, by three Islanders, Joel Pritchard, Bill Bell and Barney McCallum.  To honor the three inventors, the Museum is calling it ‘The Bainbridge Island Founders Tournament’. This local tournament is a great way to celebrate its growth and its important contribution to the rich history of Bainbridge.

In conjunction with the tournament, the Museum will have a historic display on the history of the game and will be organizing free beginners’ clinics at the courts on August 22nd so more people of all ages can learn and appreciate the game.  The Museum will also be offering tours to “Court #1”, the former badminton court at Pleasant Beach, where the very first pickleball game was played.


Bainbridge Island High School

9330 High School RD NE
Bainbridge Island, Washington 98110
United States

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