Luciano Marano | Bainbridge Island Review - A scene from last year’s inaugural Bainbridge Island Founders Tournament, the premier pickleball event of the year. The multi-day celebration of the Bainbridge-born sport will return to the courts at Bainbridge High School in August.

Luciano Marano | Bainbridge Island Review - A scene from last year’s inaugural Bainbridge Island Founders Tournament, the premier pickleball event of the year. The multi-day celebration of the Bainbridge-born sport will return to the courts at Bainbridge High School in August.

Register now for second annual pickleball tournament

Registration is ongoing for the upcoming second antnual Bainbridge Island Founders Tournament, the premier pickleball event of the year, again presented by the Bainbridge Island Historical Museum.

The tournament celebrates the unique history of pickleball on Bainbridge Island, the birthplace of the game.

Tournament officials said they’re proud to partner with Tournament Directors Mike Hoxie and Gigi Guerra of Pickleball is Great LLC.

“We utilized their support last year and were thrilled at the pace of play and overall tournament direction,” they said. “We are thankful to have them back for our 2020 tournament.”

Play will extend from Aug. 13 to Aug. 16, including day-long brackets for women’s doubles, mixed doubles, and men’s doubles. Also, in addition to spirited play with hundreds of players, participants will get the opportunity to play during Wooden Paddle Legacy Day and test their mettle in a skills-based challenge.

Visit founderstournament.com to learn more.

The even will again take place at the courts at Bainbridge High School. The minimum age to participate is 8.

Registration must be completed by Aug. 1; there is a reduced early registration fee of $50.

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