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Pickleball Added to Quad Cities Senior Olympics

posted Mar 6, 2012, 5:33 AM by Jenn Selchow   [ updated Apr 8, 2013, 2:39 PM by Northern Illinois Pickleball ]
Help us spread the word. This is early notification of a new pickleball tournament this summer. Please share with members in your group and add to your calendar of upcoming events.

The Quad Cities Senior Olympics board voted unanimously to include pickleball as a new event for the 2012 games. The olympic games are the week of June 19-23, 2012, in venues across the Quad Cities of Iowa and Illinois.

The pickleball competition will be held on Friday, June 22nd from 8:30-5:30 p.m. on the indoor courts at the PepsiCo Center on the campus of Augustana College, 639 38th Street, Rock Island, Illinois.

Registration is not yet available, but the Senior Olympics Board is preparing for the events and will have an updated website with registration materials available later this spring:

We are planning a bracketed tournament with participants advancing based on winning two out of three games to 11 points. That means we'll have a lot of activity and a full day of play. There will be aged competition for mixed doubles, men's and women's doubles, and men's and women's singles.

For more information, please email me as the pickleball event manager. For questions on other events, you can also call the Senior Olympics office at 309-786-1688 or

I appreciate your interest in working with us for this inaugural event.

Thank you,
Dean Easterlund