Hoover Met Complex to host Pickleball National Indoor Championship, June 8-12

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Findley Center in Hoover, photo by Pat Byington, Bham Now

Big news for Hoover! The USA Pickleball Association has picked the Hoover Met Complex to host the Inaugural USA Pickleball National Indoor Championships (IUSAPNIC) at the Hoover Met’s Finley Center, June 8th through 12th. We’ve got all the details here.

But first—what is Pickleball?

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A man playing pickleball. Photo by Cameron Venti on Unsplash

Not familiar with Pickleball? You should be! In fact, pickleball is among the fastest-growing sports throughout the U.S. This paddle sport was created for all skill levels & ages, and combines many of the elements of tennis, badminton and ping-pong. Pickleball can be played both indoors and outdoors on a badminton-sized court with a slightly modified tennis net.

The rules of pickleball are simple and easy-to-learn for beginners. Plus, the Hoover Met Complex offers indoor pickleball during open gym hours at the Finley Center!

Interested in learning about pickleball and upcoming pickleball events? Check out the USA Pickleball Association website. 

Pickleball Takes Over Hoover

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Scoreboard at Hoover Met Stadium, Photo by Pat Byington, Bham Now

“We are very excited to bring the inaugural USA Pickleball National Indoor Championships to Hoover. There are over 800 players, exceeding our expectations given the one-year postponement, and they are ready to experience this world-class city.”

George Bauernfeind, USAPA Chief Marketing Officer

From June 8th through the 12th, hundreds of pickleball players from across the country will meet at the Hoover Metropolitan Complex for the 2021 Pickleball National Indoor Championship. Although the competition was originally scheduled for June 2020, the city of Hoover is excited to host the event this year.

The competition will be live streamed on Facebook from June 10th through the 12th. Click here to view the livestream!

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