With the dust just about settled on what was unarguably a hugely successful inaugural UK Open (Medway Park, Gillingham UK – 26th to 28th May 2017) welcomed 200 athletes from 14 countries from Australia to the USA. GB Pickleball, now having hosted 2 tournaments in the last 12 months have recognised the growing thirst for European players to compete in tournaments around the UK and European continent.
GB Pickleball have ambitious plans for the growth and development of Pickleball both in the UK and across Europe over the coming five years, with firm emphasis on tournaments and giving people an amazing competitive environment in which to excel at the worlds fasted growing sport, understanding the need to run a seamless process at tournaments the obvious partnership for GB Pickleball is to join forces with global tournament management giants Pickleballtournaments.com.
Clare Maclean-Bell GB Pickleball said “Having spent some educational time in the tournament control room with PT.com’s Melissa McCurley and the tournament team during the 2017 US Open, the software intelligence which was processing hundreds of games daily ensured that the US Open run with precision timing. Where European Tournaments are still in their infancy compared to larger US tournaments it is apparent with the correct team to drive the PT.com software that tournaments can be run to the minute with little or no errors in place ensuring that athletes are enjoying an amazing tournament experience, which is firmly our mission.
Partnering with PT.com means that as we grow, we are comfortable and confident that the software in place already has the capability to ensure we are providing an excellent experience and tournament to our players, support from Melissa McCurley over the last several months means that we are thought carefully about how the partnership should look and feel and we are excited about developing a multilevel business partnership for the benefit of the European Player base which firmly compliments the service that PT.com is currently providing to hundreds of tournaments globally.
Melissa McCurley said ” PickleballTournaments.Com could not be more excited about partnering with GB Pickleball! This partnership will allow us to, together, further grow this great sport through tournaments, which is a shared passion. PickleballTournaments.Com has specialized in running pickleball events for over 10 years and takes great pride in providing Tournament Directors with an online software system with standard processes and procedures that allow tournaments to run their events, no matter the size, smoothly and efficiently while significantly reducing the amount of time and risk of errors that can be experienced when running events manually. We look forward to taking this journey with GB Pickleball and working together to further grow pickleball across the UK and Europe!!”
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