Plans underway for 6th annual Norris Invitational Tournament


It’s the biggest and best pickleball tournament in Sun Lakes! Come to play, or come to watch.

Registration opens for the Norris Invitational Tournament (NIT) in mid-December.The annual pickleball event is scheduled for Monday, March 4, through Friday, March 8, 2019, with March 9 saved for a rain day. The tournament is held at the Cottonwood pickleball courts in Sun Lakes and is open to all Sun Lakes residents. That means that membership in the Sun Lakes Pickleball Club Cottonwood (SLPCC) is not a requirement for entry or attendance. So take your pick of partners! There are lots of super pickleball players who live right here in Sun Lakes.

The tournament is a round robin/double elimination event with women’s doubles, men’s doubles, and mixed doubles. There are five rating categories for all skill levels from 1.5 and 2.0 through 4.0+, which is a mix of 4.0, 4.5, and 5.0 rated players. Prizes are awarded in each category, certificates good at any Cottonwood or Palo Verde venue. The SLPCC’s NIT event is huge, and grows larger every year. Last year saw well over 100 teams so everyone should get their fill of pickleball fun that week, whether playing or watching.

Registration starts soon! More prizes, bigger payouts! Keep an eye out for online registration in mid-December at our club website at where you will be able to register and pay online.

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We’d love to see you there! Got questions? Email us at [email protected]