Join the International Indoor Pickleball Championship to Play Among 500 of the World’s Best Picklers

Registration for the 2018 International Indoor Pickleball Championships in Centralia, WA is filling and will be closing April 30th – or sooner if the event is full, so be sure to seize your opportunity soon! This USAPA-sanctioned competition is offering an incredible $25,000 prize pool.

The event was acquired by PickleballCentral in February this year, and we couldn’t be more excited to continue growing its legacy. In recent years the International Indoor Pickleball Championships was managed by the South Sound Pickleball Club who has successfully nurtured the growth of this international competition using a team of volunteers. To help ensure a well run event, Pickleball Central and the South Sound Pickleball Club will collaborate on tournament operations. Tournament Director Ken Lee and many core members of the South Sound Club will stay on this year and in coming years to advise and help the event grow further.

International Indoor Pickleball Championships

The International Indoor Pickleball Championship is the largest annual indoor surface tournament and will have many traveling pros in attendance. Hundreds of players of all levels participate in this 6-day action-packed tournament. Previous competitors include Tyson McGuffin, Christine BarksdaleSteve Paranto, Miok Lee, Glen Peterson and many more!

If you’re looking for your chance to compete against the best and win big, this is a prime opportunity.

Registration closes on April 30th and the event itself will be held May 29 – June 3 at the Northwest Sports Hub.

Men's Singles Open Winners - Indoor Championships

Men’s Singles Winners – Tyson McGuffin, Nicklaus Williams and Rob Cassidy

The Northwest Sports Hub has beautiful hardwood flooring that will feel familiar to anyone who regularly plays in gyms and boasts an impressive 26 courts.

The tournament was originally managed by the South Sound Pickleball Club, which put in many volunteer hours to build its reach and viability.

Northwest Sports Hub

The Northwest Sports Hub during setup for the tournament

As most tournaments are geared toward outdoor courts, this is a great chance to show off your indoor pickling skills. The SSPBC will still stay on as a collaborative force with PickleballCentral to advise on the event and ensure its continued success.

Registration is open now at and you can check out the current list of competitors here.

There are many brackets available based on both age and skill level, with singles and doubles being represented. Visit the Pickleball Tournaments link to see the full schedule breakdown.

Mixed Doubles Group 70 - Indoor Championships

Mixed Doubles 70+ Winners – Jane Meadows and Noriko Nishiguchi, Beverly Hoffman and Steve Bennett, Fran Myer and Bob Sester

Don’t have a partner yet? No problem! Just click the “Players Needing Partners” button at the very bottom of the PBT page and you’ll be able to get in touch with anyone looking to team up based on the events they’re participating in.

The International Indoor Pickleball Championships is shaping up to present another great year of competition, fun and prizes. Join today by visiting Pickleball Tournaments!

Joy Leising and Christine Barksdale

Joy Leising and Christine Barksdale

2 thoughts on “Join the International Indoor Pickleball Championship to Play Among 500 of the World’s Best Picklers

    • Hi Jay,

      Are you talking about the paddle in the first image from this post? If so, that’s an Onix Recruit 1.0. It’s a beginner wood paddle. We only sell Onix’s higher-level designs, but you can still get the Recruit if you do a search on Amazon.


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