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Sparky's Pickleball Showdown set for June 17

365 Community Union to host indoor summer tournament

Gold whiffle balls stacked between two paddles rest on the cement in front of Sun Devil Stadium entrance with a pitchfork sign in background

The first summer pickleball tournament at Sun Devil Stadium will take place this summer inside the air-conditioned San Tan Ford Club. Photo courtesy ASU 365 Community Union

May 10, 2023

Get your paddles ready and prepare for the best pickleball party of the summer!

ASU 365 Community Union will host Sparky's Pickleball Showdown on Saturday, June 17. Stay cool inside the San Tan Ford Club at Sun Devil Stadium while the players’ court heats up.

This event invites competitive pickleball players from across the Valley and includes three levels of tournament play — beginner, intermediate and advanced — preceded by a warm-up play round during a screening of "Semi-Pro" (rated R) to get players in the competitive spirit. Players will be competing for the title of Pickleball Champion and prizes.

This tournament will take place inside the iconic Sun Devil Stadium, where the San Tan Ford Club will be transformed into the ultimate pickleball arena. Whether a seasoned pickleball player or just a fan of the game, this event is sure to be enjoyed by all.

"This is a tournament like no other," said Kimberly Carson, marketing manager for 365 Community Union. "We are thrilled to host it inside such a legendary venue, and we can't wait to see the excitement on everyone's faces as they experience this space in a new way.”

The goal of ASU 365 Community Union is to transform the traditional stadium model into a year-round events center and entertainment space, creating a path for a sustainable stadium/arena environment. 

With tournament-style matches for all levels of players in a vibrant atmosphere, plus concessions and a cash bar available, the event will be a fun-filled afternoon for players and their friends.

Registration is limited; visit for more information.

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