RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — The largest beginner sequence of the nation’s fastest-growing sport made a cease in Richmond at present for the Richmond Pickleball Classic.
The sport of Pickleball is just like tennis, however with a quicker tempo and smaller courtroom and racket. It was invented in 1965 and has steadily grown in recognition since then.
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Over 100 groups signed up for the Richmond match, competing in singles and doubles within the singles, doubles and combined classes. A complete of $5,000 in prize cash was up for grabs, and opponents might depart with as a lot as $300.
The World Pickleball Tour is touring to 27 cities throughout 16 completely different states this yr. World Pickleball Tour Event Activation Specialist Alex Horn hopes the tour could make it again to Richmond subsequent yr as the game continues to develop in recognition.
“The largest factor is that pickleball as a sport is constant to develop, not simply right here on this space, however throughout the nation and even the world,” stated Horn. “So I believe you may see much more of us and what we’re doing round and and doubtless proper again right here in Richmond sooner or later.”