The people at Basin Recreation realized how fast the sport of pickleball is growing in Park City, so they got some help from the newly formed Park City Pickleball Club to present a new event: the Basin Blizzard Classic Pickleball Tournament.
The club wanted the tournament to include and encourage all levels and abilities, beginner through advanced.
The event, a round robin-style tournament, took place Dec. 13, 14 and 15 at Basin Recreation. More than 65 teams participated in categories including men’s doubles, women’s doubles and mixed doubles, in skill levels from 2.5 to 4.0. Players came from Park City, of course, but also from Heber City, Kamas, Ogden and Spanish Fork.
Much of the event’s success can be credited to the spirit and energy brought by Park City Pickleball Club’s team of volunteers. The teams that finished first, second and third in each category and ability level were awarded specially designed Blue Basin Blizzard medals.