Three-year agreement

Fontainebleau to host inaugural PPA Tour Las Vegas Pickleball Cup, shares details

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Fontainebleau Las Vegas will be hosting the first-ever PPA Tour Las Vegas Pickleball Cup. The exclusive three-year engagement, in partnership with the Carvana PPA Tour, will be the first and only professional pickleball championship on the Las Vegas Strip, says the resort. The tournament will be held from August 27th through September 1st.

"We are thrilled to be the exclusive home to the PPA Tour Las Vegas Pickleball Cup, the first of its kind on the Strip," says Fontainebleau Las Vegas Senior Vice President of Entertainment, Fedor Banuchi. "We pride ourselves on being industry leaders in the live event, sporting, and entertainment space, so to be able to play host to one of the fastest-growing sports in the world is an honor. We can't wait to welcome guests for an absolutely exhilarating week of luxury and sportsmanship."

The six-day tournament, to be held in the resort's 105,000-square-foot Royal Ballroom, will feature "the world's best professional pickleball players on the sport's biggest stage." Top athletes on the Carvana PPA Tour include World No.1s Ben Johns and Anna Leigh Waters, Olympic Gold Medalist Jack Sock, and Wimbledon Finalist Genie Bouchard.

In addition to the professional tournament, the Las Vegas Pickleball Cup will host a projected more than 1,000-person amateur event, welcoming players of all ages and skill levels from all around the country.

"The Carvana PPA Tour continues to offer the most spectacular events for fans of and participants in the sport of pickleball, and the Las Vegas Pickleball Cup at the Fontainebleau will raise the bar in that regard," says PPA Tour Founder and CEO Connor Pardoe. "Pros, amateurs, and fans will be able to have the exclusive opportunity to experience the most luxurious resort on the Strip and walk to compete on the grandest stage the sport has to offer."

Players looking to compete in the inaugural Las Vegas Pickleball Cup at Fontainebleau Las Vegas can register through the competition's website. Registration is $95 with a $40 event fee per event entry. Additionally, tickets are on sale here, starting at $25. Fontainebleau Las Vegas notes that it is offering a special room rate for eventgoers, with the booking code available with ticket purchase. 

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