This tourney begins on Thursday evening at 8pm ET / 5pm PT with a "Celebrity Battle!" From PPA's website:
We know Scottie Scheffler can whack a golf ball, but can he hit a backhand?
We know John Isner can smash a serve, but can he do it underhanded?
We certainly know Dirk Nowitzki can dunk, but can he dink?
And we know Jordan Spieth has a great short game, but how’s his soft game?
Not to mention our questions about Tony Romo, who, rumor has it, will also try his hand at some pickleball this Thursday night, as well as commentate on the action from the announcers booth.
Well, we’re getting ready to find out, as the PPA Tour plays host to a fun night of some of the world’s best sports stars battling it out alongside some of the PPA’s best players on the pickleball court in Frisco, Texas.
The Dick’s Sporting Goods Celebrity Battle runs from 7:00-8:00 p.m. CST, on Oct. 13 at Life Time Frisco and can also be watched via Tennis Channel and PPA TV.
The PPA Tour pros who will take the court alongside their celebrity partners are as follows:
#3 Riley Newman
#7 Lea Jansen
#8 Jay Devilliers
#2 Jessie Irvine
#5 Tyson McGuffin
#5 Catherine Parenteau
#1 Ben Johns
#1 Anna Leigh Waters
The teams will compete in multiple doubles matchups that incorporate play with both their male and female partner. The event will finish with the top two teams going head-to-head!
WHEN & WHAT:
- Thu Oct 13 - Celebrity Battle
- Fri Oct 14 - Pro Women's Doubles & Pro Men's Doubles
- Sat Oct 15 - Pro Mixed Doubles
HOW TO WATCH:
- Thursday - Saturday matches will begin streaming on PPA’s YouTube channel and PPA’s Facebook page starting at approx 11am ET / 7am PT.
TIDBITS OF INTEREST:
- This event will be played at Life Time Frisco.
- Weather forecast looks like plenty of sunshine.
- Full team & player list available here at PickleballTournaments.com.
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