REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN FOR 12-15th August 2021
We are delighted to announce that registration for the English Nationals, a new event created by pickleballEngland in 2021, will open on Saturday 8th May at 10am. The Nationals will be a tournament for UK players only, allowing us to find National Champions in each age/skill event and also helping the selection of Team England for the World Pickleball Games in 2022.
We have secured Bolton Arena in Greater Manchester as the venue for this year's Nationals. Bolton Arena is a world class tennis facility, having hosted Davis Cup and Commonwealth Games events in the past. It has 8 acrylic tennis courts, which from Thursday 12th August thru Sunday 15th August will be marked as 24-28 pickleball courts. Having such a large amount of courts allows us to guarantee a minimum of 4 games for up to 600 players per day, making this potentially the biggest tournament ever held in Europe.
Bolton Arena itself is located just off Junction 6 of the M61, as well as being directly opposite Horwich Parkway. There are multiple hotels within walking distance as well as Middlebrook Retail & Leisure Park, the UK's largest retail and leisure park. There are a huge variety of shops as well as restaurants such as Wagamama, Nando's, Harvester, Chiquito and TGI Friday's among others. There are also other activities to do such as visiting Hollywood Bowl or Vue Cinema.
We wouldn't be able to run the event in the same way without the support of our fantastic sponsors.
FRANKLIN PICKLEBALL - Franklin Pickleball are the presenting sponsor of the English Nationals 2021. Franklin manufacture a variety of pickleball equipment including paddles, bags, nets, training aids and balls. They are the sponsor of some of the best pro players in the world, such as Ben Johns, Christine McGrath and Zane Navratil. The Franklin X-40 Outdoor Ball is the official ball of the English Nationals 2021. Thank you Franklin for all your support!
SCAN COMPUTERS - Scan Computers have spent over 30 years focusing on three things - technology, people and bringing them together. Whatever your passion, be it PC gaming, professional graphics, video editing, music production or AI, they have a team of specialists ready and waiting to help you find exactly what you need. We are so thankful for all of Scan's support, especially since they are a homegrown, Bolton based business!
DROP SHOT UK - Drop Shot UK are one of the leading UK brands in all things pickleball, padel and beach tennis. They have a fantastic range of trainers, paddles, bags and clothing and are great supporters of pickleballEngland events. They are the sponsor for the Mixed Doubles events and will be providing all Mixed Doubles Gold Medallists with a fantastic prize! Toby Bawden who is the director of Drop Shot UK will have a vendor area at the event so please stop by and have a chat with him!
HEAD PENN PICKLEBALL - Head Penn are a major brand within all racketsports and launched into the UK Pickleball scene in 2020. They are represented by some top pro players including Sarah Ansboury, Steve Deakin and Regina Franco. We are delighted that Head Penn are the sponsor for the Singles events and will be providing an amazing prize to all Singles Gold Medallists! Check out their gear in the UK Pickleball Shop vendor area at the event!
UK PICKLEBALL SHOP - UK Pickleball Shop is your one stop shop for all things pickleball in the UK and Europe. Owners Jane and Mike have been huge supporters of pickleballEngland since its inception, and provide an excellent service to all players who need pickleball equipment. They provide a fantastic range of paddles, balls, bags, nets from a wide variety of brands, giving you plenty of options! UK Pickleball Shop have very kindly offered to present all Mixed Doubles Split Age Gold Medallists with an awesome prize!
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