Selkirk Sponsoring Pickleball Tournament of Champions
Yes, pickleball is a real thing and it is happening at a health club, tennis facility or school near you. It even has a Tournament of Champions and Selkirk Sport, so far the leading pickleball equipment and accessories brand, in collaboration with the Brigham City (UT) Corporation, has been named the presenting sponsor of the 2019 Pickleball Tournament of Champions, recognized as one of the three major championships on the professional pickleball tour. (Yes, there is a professional pickleball tour!)
The Tournament of Champions, presented by Selkirk Sport, will take place from August 21-24 at the Brigham City Pickleball Courts at Rees Pioneer Park in Brigham City, UT.
Headlined by Team Selkirk’s Tyson McGuffin, the top-ranked singles player in the world, more than 600 professionals and amateurs from across the country will descend on Brigham City this summer. Athletes participating in the open divisions will be competing for more than $60,000 in prize money, and thanks to Selkirk’s 2019 Player Incentive pool, an additional $50,000 will be up for grabs. The 2019 Tournament of Champions has been expanded to four days to allow more players to compete.
Selkirk Sport, a family-owned business based in Hayden, ID, offers a full line of paddles and accessories for players of all skill levels, highlighted by its Amped Series.
“Team Selkirk and the Brigham City Council share a vision to support the growth of pickleball at both the professional and amateur levels and we’re excited to serve as presenting sponsor of this major championship,” says Selkirk managing partner Rob Barnes.
Highlighting the equipment arsenal used by many of the top professional pickleball players is the company’s Amped Series, which will serve as the Official Paddle of the event. A high performance, Made-in-the-USA line of pickleball paddles that combine revolutionary FiberFlex Fiberglass face technology, a thicker X5 polypropylene core and a unibody design, the Amped Series is available in five models (Invikta, Epic, Maxima, S2 and Omni) suited for all styles of play, and a series of vibrant color stories. Selkirk’s Amped Series delivers increased power, precise ball control and a larger sweetspot - the most critical benefits to maximize performance in pickleball.
In addition, the Yellow Dura 40 will be the official pickleball used for the 2019 PPT Tournament of Champions.