MESA, Ariz. – Legacy Sports USA announced today that National Pickleball, a division of Advanced Sports Media that develops, runs, and sells pickleball tournaments across the United States, is moving two of its premium events to Bell Bank Park for the next five years at the 320-acre, multi-use family sports and entertainment complex that is set to open in January of 2022.
National Pickleball strives to create the best tournament experience for amateur players by sanctioning all of its tournaments through USA Pickleball, using pro-style nets when available, and hiring athletic trainers. National Pickleball will host a total of 13 tournaments serving more than 6,000 players in 2021, and will be the first organization to host an amateur tournament with a $15,000 prize purse, at the Palm Desert Amateur Open in December.
Additionally, National Pickleball strives to enhance the amateur experience and support the referee community by exceeding MMP sanctioning standards whenever possible, with at least three of their 2021 tournaments being fully sanctioned.
“National Pickleball is one of the premier amateur pickleball organizations in the country that excels in growing the game,” said Brett Miller, President of Bell Bank Park. “We are excited to add this to our growing pickleball programming and to offer up two outstanding events strictly for amateurs.”
In 2022, National Pickleball will host at least 15 tournaments, including the two at Bell Bank Park – The Celebrity Tanning Open (May 13-15) and the Arizona Open (Nov. 18-20), and plans to offer additional prize money opportunities for amateurs.
“National Pickleball is excited to host two events at Bell Bank Park in 2022 and beyond in order to provide amateur players the best possible experience,” said Seth Burleigh, COO of Advanced Sports Media. “We look forward to a long partnership with Legacy Sports USA as we both grow these events and the sport of pickleball.”
National Pickleball, a division of Advanced Sports Media Group, develops, runs, and sells pickleball tournaments across the United States. NP has quickly become known for high quality tournaments that elevate the player, referee, and sponsor experience. For more information visit www.nationalpickleball.com.
Advanced Sports Media Group hosts the online and on-field destinations for passionate athletes, coaches, parents, and fans, by providing high-quality content, statistics and services for the sports they love.
Advanced Sports Media Groups helps these highly motivated, achievement-oriented student-athletes pursue future ambitions by providing them information on educational opportunities to prepare them for successful careers. For more information visit www.advancedsportsmedia.com.
Bell Bank Park is a privately owned, 320-acre multi-use family sports and entertainment complex in Mesa, Ariz., currently under construction with plans to officially open to the public in January of 2022. Bell Bank Park will create more than 1,500 jobs and generate hundreds of millions of dollars in direct economic impact back to the surrounding community, with an expected three million visitors annually. Bell Bank Park is the vision of Randy J. Miller, Chairman of Legacy Sports USA, Chad J Miller, CEO of Legacy Sports USA, and Olympic Gold Medalist Dan O’Brien, Director of Performance Training at Bell Bank Park. In addition, Bell Bank Park also will feature a multi-purpose arena and outdoor amphitheater which Oak View Group will schedule live events, family shows, exhibitions and conventions.
The project will be developed in one single phase constructing outdoor and indoor team athletic
facilities geared to high energy entertainment, sports venues. For more information on Bell Bank Park, visit www.legacysportsusa.com. For a virtual tour, visit https://www.legacysportsusa.com/virtualtour. Follow @LegacySportsUSA on Facebook and Instagram for additional updates and announcements.