Mesa, Ariz., has been named the location of the 2024 Biofreeze USA Pickleball National Championship. USA Pickleball, the National Governing Body for U.S. pickleball, has announced that the Pickleball Nationals will be hosted at the Arizona Athletic Grounds from November 10-17.
“The 2024 Biofreeze USA Pickleball National Championships will be a true destination event for the best of the best in our sport. We look forward to welcoming our community to the Valley of the Sun to enjoy this year’s Nationals along with the beautiful weather, outdoor activities, and tourist attractions that Arizona has to offer,” says USA Pickleball CEO Mike Nealy.
“Our team has been listening intently to the feedback and insights from our players, which is why this year’s Nationals will truly be a reimagined version with the player experience prioritized above all else from beginning to end. We are thrilled to work with the team at Arizona Athletic Grounds and ELITE Sports to host a fantastic and high-quality competition experience at a state-of-the-art pickleball venue,” says Nealy.
Arizona Athletic Grounds is Arizona’s premier sports and entertainment facility. With 41 pickleball courts and a 2,000-seat pickleball stadium, thousands of pickleball lovers will be able to enjoy the National Championship. Players at the 2024 Pickleball Nationals can look forward to a week of elite competition at one of the top pickleball and sports facilities in the country. There will also be exclusive gift experiences, fantastic spectator and viewing experiences for friends and family, player events on and off the court, practice courts available all day, partner activities, a variety of food and beverage options and much more.
“I’m excited to partner with USA Pickleball to host the 2024 Biofreeze USA Pickleball National Championships at Arizona Athletic Grounds,” says Arizona Athletic Grounds President Mike Burke. “Both organizations are hard at work to deliver an exceptional experience for athletes, fans, and the community. We welcome everyone to join us for a week of great competition and to enjoy an unforgettable experience at the newly revitalized Arizona Athletic Grounds.”
Outside of the National Championships, Mesa offers countless activities for families and visitors. Superstition Mountains, Apache Trail, Salt and Verde Rivers and the Usery Mountain Regional Park are just some educational and cultural adventures visitors can experience. Mesa is known as one of the most family-friendly communities in Arizona and has many activities that appeal to all ages.
“The 2024 Biofreeze USA Pickleball National Championships in Mesa, Arizona, is not just a major sports event, but a catalyst for economic growth. With USA Pickleball at the helm, the event promises substantial economic benefits for local businesses, from hotels to restaurants. It’s a unique convergence of Mesa’s warm hospitality and elite sports facilities, set to deliver an unparalleled experience . . . This championship is a game-changer for Arizona’s economy,” says Nikki Balich, executive director of the Arizona Sports & Entertainment Commission.
To learn more about the USA Pickleball National Championships, visit usapickleball.org.