Resort Invites Players to Inaugural Pickleball Tournament

DATE: October 11, 2017

Sanibel Island, FL- The Sundial Beach Resort & Spa Pickleball Classic will be held at the resort’s new twelve court stadium November 3-5, 2017.

Open to players 18 and older, the event categories include Men’s Doubles, Women’s Doubles and Mixed Doubles, ability levels 3.0-4.5 with age division placement based on registration. A special resort rate will be available to attendees.

Players are invited to register at Registration is $30 for the first event and $15.00 for an additional event and includes a tournament logo shirt and Friday night players’ party. The tournament ball will be the Dura 40. Entries are being accepted through October 31, 2017.

“We’re looking forward to an exciting weekend of pickleball competition and camaraderie” said Sundial’s general manager, Phillip Starling. “Hosting the Pickleball Classic allows Sundial to grow a new tradition while offering players and their families a fun-filled resort weekend.”

A combination of tennis, badminton and table tennis, pickleball claims the title of the fastest growing sport in North America. Recognizing the sport’s popularity, Sundial completed construction of their Plexicushion facility in spring 2017, adding twelve courts to its lineup of resort amenities and public offerings. The stadium provides state-of-the-art facilities in a beautiful waterfront setting and offers memberships, instruction and court time. Sundial was voted the “Best Pickleball” in Southwest Florida and boasts one of the largest facilities of its kind in the state of Florida. The resort courts were chosen by Pickleball Magazine to play host to its Level-Up camp earlier this year.

Located on one mile of shell sprinkled world-renowned beachfront, Sundial Beach Resort & Spa is offering a tournament rate of $159 for fully equipped Studio and Island Suite accommodations which includes breakfast for two and waived resort fee. Room reservations may be made at Perfect for the active traveler, the resort features complimentary paddleboards, kayaks, bicycles and beach volleyball.

For more information on the tournament and Sundial’s pickleball program, phone 239-395-6037.

About Sundial Beach Resort & Spa

Located on the barrier island of Sanibel off the Southwest Florida Gulf Coast, Sundial Beach Resort & Spa is a unique island destination with miles of world famous beaches. Voted Best Staycation in Southwest Florida and Best Full Service Resort on the Islands, guests select from spacious, fully equipped condominium-style accommodations. Directly on site are four restaurants with panoramic views of the Gulf of Mexico. Resort amenities include tennis courts, pickleball courts, heated swimming pools, organized activities, a state-of-the-art fitness center, spa, sea school, sushi shop, marketplace and a nearby world-class golf course. Sundial Beach Resort & Spa features conference facilities with over 12,000 square feet of meeting space and outdoor locations. The resort and its pristine beaches serve as a perennial favorite for Florida resort weddings. Visit for additional information.

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