ONIX Pickleball partners with PPA Tour for historic tournament

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EVANSVILLE, Ind., Aug. 11, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — ONIX Pickleball, the number one pickleball brand, is proud to partner with the PPA Tour to host the Official Ball of the Skechers Invitational Summer Championships August 12-14 at Pacific Palisades, California. ONIX is pleased to be an official sponsor of this historic event which will be broadcast live on CBS in the first pickleball tournament to appear on a three-letter network.

The Dura Fast 40 Pickleball will continue to be the official ball for all PPA Tour events through 2023. By sponsoring the PPA Tour, ONIX seeks to support and invest more in tournaments at the highest level of the sport of pickleball.

“We are thrilled to share our continued commitment to investing in the sport of pickleball with our PPA partners,” said Jay Simmons, Pickleball Product Manager. “At ONIX, we take great pride in supporting grassroots pickleball to grow the game for all players, as well as making the favorite pickleball in the sport.”

The ball of choice for professional players and top tournaments, the Dura Fast 40 uses a patented hole pattern machined directly from a single seamless piece, resulting in a game ball with perfect bounce, speed and play characteristics. superior flights. Optimized for outdoor play and windy conditions, the Dura ball is tournament tested and approved by the USA Pickleball Association/IFP.

This historic event will feature the highest-ranked professional pickleball players for a mid-season championship, including ONIX’s Lucy Kovalova and Matt Wright, both currently ranked No. 1 in women’s and men’s doubles, respectively, and ranked Callie Jo Smith. No. 2. in ladies’ doubles. Their paddle of choice is the ONIX Evoke Premier pickleball paddle, available online at onixpickleball.com.


Founded in 1922 and based in Evansville, Indiana, Escalade designs, manufactures and sells sporting goods, fitness and indoor/outdoor recreational equipment. Our mission is to connect family and friends and create lasting memories. Leaders in our respective categories, Escalade’s brands include Brunswick Billiards®; STIGA® table tennis; Accudart®; RAVE Sports® water recreation; Victory Tailgate® custom games; Pickleball Onix®; Goalrilla™ basketball; Lifeline® Fitness; Woodplay® playsets; and Bear® Archery. Escalade products are available online and at major retailers nationwide. For more information on Escalade’s many brands, history, finances and governance, please visit www.escaladeinc.com.


The Professional Pickleball Association is the professional tour for the sport of pickleball, hosting events and rankings for the world’s top male and female pickleball players and awarding more than $3 million in annual prize money. With more than 20 events in 2022 at world-class facilities like the Lindner Family Tennis Center in Cincinnati and the Darling Tennis Center in Las Vegas, the PPA Tour is the premier provider of professional and amateur events. PPA Tour broadcast partners include FOX Sports, Tennis Channel, CBS, CBS Sports and ESPN. Founded in 2018 and based in Salt Lake City, Utah, the PPA Tour provides an unparalleled experience for everyone, inviting players to compete and “play where the pros play”, as well as offering unparalleled venues, food /drinks, live DJ entertainment, VIP Experiences, giveaways and games, encounters with pro players, shopping, vendors, and more. For more information, visit www.ppatour.com.

Contact: Jay SimmonsONIX PickleballClimbing Sports[email protected]

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