On Saturday, July 17, 2021, we set up a tent at our first local pickleball tournament for Draper Days in Utah. As a Draper-based company, it was our pleasure to donate some prizes to the event and be there to interact with local players.
The tournament consisted of beginner, intermediate, and advanced doubles teams. It was a sunny and hot day and a good opportunity to chat with the local pickleball community. We got to share a little bit about our company, namely, how our love of pickleball and the lack of fun and quirky equipment led to the founding of Big Dill Pickleball Co.
During the tournament, we got to see a wide range of players from young to old, from first-time tournament players to highly ranked players and tournament veterans. There were even several parent-child teams, which is great to see, because our awesome gear is made for all ages!
We gave out plenty of stickers and asked participants how they got into the game and how they picked out their pickleball paddles and gear. Luckily by the time the wind started to pick-up and our tent started to become a sail and fly away, the tournament was concluding. The winners and runners-up got Big Dill Pickleball Company gear including our new combo pack and a set of our Relish outdoor pickleballs. We really enjoyed having the chance to meet face-to-face with a sampling of our local pickleball community and we look forward to continuing to create pickleball gear that our local community loves and is proud to use. Thank you to the Draper Parks & Recreation department for allowing us to set up. We look forward to joining more pickleball tournaments in the future!