The 2019 Margaritaville USA Pickleball National Championships is underway at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden and welcomes an exciting lineup of official event partners highlighted by the return of Margaritaville and Latitude Margaritaville, the event’s title and presenting sponsors respectively. The global lifestyle brand synonymous with fun and escapism is back as headlining sponsor of the sport’s premiere event for the third consecutive year. All match courts throughout the Indian Wells Tennis Garden, as well as the on-site Shade Pavilion and Bar, showcase Margaritaville branding. The brand is also hosting exciting Margaritaville-inspired activities and promotions throughout the tournament.
Pickleball Central, Selkirk Sport, The City of Indian Wells and HEAD are Platinum Partners, alongside FILA who has signed on as a Platinum Partner for the 2019 Nationals as the tournament’s Official Athletic Apparel and Footwear Supplier. Additional sponsors and exhibitors also have an on-site presence and are providing fans with added benefits to go along with the world-class pickleball action.
Pickleball Central, the world’s largest pickleball superstore with the widest selection of equipment, is occupying a large retail store on-site. Throughout the 2019 Nationals, they are hosting a variety of giveaways and raffles at their store where fans can enter to win hundreds of great pickleball prizes. Selkirk Sport, an industry leader in high-performance pickleball paddles, also has an on-site presence. Brand new for this year’s Nationals are the AMPED 2020 paddle and California Release gear, available today on Selkirk’s website. Many of the top pickleball athletes participating are SelkirkPros who are rocking the new apparel and paddles, including Tyson McGuffin, Cammy MacGregor and more.
The City of Indian Wells also returns to the roster of Platinum Partners for the event as the host city, along with HEAD who is promoting its designation as the Official Paddle with the specially-designed Margaritaville Pickleball Paddle by HEAD.
FILA is launching into the pickleball category with the brand’s first ever pickleball performance footwear and apparel collection, as well as becoming a Platinum Partner and the Official Athletic Apparel and Footwear Supplier of Nationals. The Volley Zone and Double Bounce, two new pickleball shoes designed specifically for players, are available all tournament long at the FILA retail store on-site at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden.
Gold Sponsors of the Championship include ONIX, Mueller Sports Medicine, eHealth, Paddletek, Franklin Pickleball and Aetna Medicare Solutions. Alongside providing the Official Ball of the tournament, the Dura Fast 40, ONIX is also hosting a pickleball booth where fans can play table tennis, corn hole and more. eHealth and Aetna also have on-site booths with daily giveaways during every day of the tournament.
On-site exhibitors at the 2019 Nationals include Gamma Pickleball, HiDow, Nature’s Wonder, Sticker Shock Co and Pro Massage Gun.
The event is drawing more than 2,200 of the country’s finest pickleball players and features an amazing array of upgraded tournament amenities including daily live entertainment, food and concessions to go along with the exciting pickleball action.