Pickleball Tournament in Florence, SC (April 29, 30)

The City of Florence, SC is hosting a Pickleball Tournament on April 29 & 30 (Sat/Sun). Mixed, Women’s and Men’s Doubles will be played in three age divisions (18+, 50+, 60+).

The tournament benefits local kids who will compete in the International Children’s Games. Registration is underway and closes on April 23.

More information:
Registration link (then click on “Pickleball”)

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Greenville Pickleball Spring Smash Tournament

Pickleball continues to grow in the Upstate area. Over the past year we’ve introduced the game to many new players and have added many more places to play. It’s exciting for everyone to be a part of this growing community of Pickleball players.

Here’s more exciting news that speaks to the growth of Upstate Pickleball. We’re helping to host a tournament!

Greenville Pickleball Spring Smash Tournament

The Greenville Pickleball Spring Smash Tournament will be played on Friday, Mar. 31 and Saturday, Apr 1.

It’s a round robin tournament for players aged 19+ at all skill levels. This tournament will be played outdoors at Butler Springs Park on 8 temporary courts.

Mixed Doubles will be played on Friday and Women’s & Men’s Doubles will be played on Saturday. The cost is $25 for the first event and $5 for the second event.

Greenville County Parks, Recreation & Tourism is running the tournament and Upstate Pickleball will be on-site hosts and serve as the referee committee.


Friday, Mar. 31 – Mixed Doubles
Saturday, Apr. 1 – Women’s & Men’s Doubles
Open practice on Thursday, Mar. 30 from 12:00 to 4:00pm
(Sunday, Apr. 2 is the rain date)

Click here to register online.
You will need a Greenville Rec account before you register online for the tournament.
Get your Greenville Rec account here.

Click here for the forms to register by mail

*** Deadline to register is Mar. 24. ***

Butler Springs Park (301 Butler Springs Rd, Greenville, SC 29615) [MAP]

$25 for one event, $5 for additional event

Mixed Doubles | Women’s Doubles | Men’s Doubles
(round robin format)

Onix Pure 2 Outdoor ball

Age Categories*:
19+ | 50+ | 65+
(age as of 12/31/17)

Skill Levels*:
2.5 | 3.0 | 3.5 | 4.0 | 4.5+

Players Needing Partners:
Players needing a partner(s) can review this list of Players Needing Partner(s).

If you are in need of a partner(s), Email John Moore with the following information: Name – Home City – Age – Email – Skill Level – Partner Need(s).

(1) Tournament Director reserves the right to combine age and skill level events based on participation.
(2) Unsure of your skill level? Refer to this Pickleball Skill Level self-assessment sheet (.pdf). Or, ask an experienced player for their assessment of your skill level.

Hospitality Volunteers:
Interested in volunteering to help make this tournament a success? We will need volunteers to help with on-site activities ranging from packet pick-up to clean-up. If you are interested in being a volunteer, email Marilyn Barnett

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Current Calendar of Play

Looking to find a game of Pickleball in the Upstate area? This is your best source. Our Current Playing Calendar lists the venues, days and times people are playing Pickleball in the area. Balls and loaner paddles will be available for players at each of these listings. See you on the court.

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New Start Times for Play at Gower Park


Fall/Winter hours are going into effect for Pickleball play at Gower Park. Starting Monday Oct. 24, 1:00pm is the new start time for Mon/Wed/Fri play. And, 10:00am is the new start time for Saturday play.


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Pickleball is Growing in Popularity in the Upstate

A news crew from WYFF News 4 showed up on Tuesday night (Sep 6) at Victor City Gym (Greer) to do a story on the growing popularity of Pickleball in the Upstate. The segment aired on the 11 o’clock newscast.

Cathy Hailstone gets lots of on-camera time and does a fantastic job sharing the Pickleball gospel. Tom Boyer also gets some on-camera time and many other Upstate Pickleball players make one-the-court appearances. Click below to watch:


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Upstate Pickleball


Upstate Pickleball is an athletic and social group that plays Pickleball in the greater Greenville/Spartanburg area.

Organized play happens nearly every day of the week. To find a game, click on the CURRENT PLAYING CALENDAR. All skill levels are welcome to play during these times and loaner paddles are available to new players.

With Pickleball gaining in popularity in the Upstate, there are a growing number of PLACES TO PLAY. We keep an updated listing of tennis courts and gymnasiums that are ready for Pickleball play. (Please note… you will need to supply your own paddles and balls.)

If you are brand new to Pickleball, click on PICKLEBALL OVERVIEW to learn more about this hybrid game of tennis, table tennis, badminton and racquetball. You can also CONTACT US with any questions. We hope to see you on the Pickleball court.

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