South Fork Pickleball Tournament

Mid-Summer, 2024

South Fork Friends Foundation will host their Second Annual Pickleball Smashup Invitational

This tournament will showcase the $9000 in recent court upgrades paid for by SFFF, the Town of South Fork, and the South Fork Tourism Group. This investment includes new windscreens, four new professional grade net systems, newly painted lines, surface reconditioning, and new signage. More details to follow but mark your calendars for a day of fun on the courts!

REGISTRATION IS OPEN The First Annual South Fork Friends Foundation Smashup Invitational Pickleball Tournament will be held at the Community Center Pickleball courts on Saturday, July 1, 2023. Play begins at 9 AM. How to register: Send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with your name, address, phone number, and sex.

20 males and 20 females will be randomly picked from the pool of entrants, and randomly assigned a playing partner of the opposite sex, to  comprise 20 co-ed teams.

There is no entry fee and the daily court fee will be waived for those participants who are selected.

There will be no cash awards, but prizes will be given to teams who attain certain goals.

Registration is open from June 15th until 12 noon, MDT on Wednesday, June 21. Five each alternate male/female names will be drawn to act as back-up in case someone decides they do not want to play. Selected players will be notified by 5PM June 21 by phone and email and must confirm their intent to play no later than 5PM on June 22, or an alternate will be assigned. THIS IS INTENDED TO BE A FUN EVENT, and non-players and newbies are encouraged to participate! We have loaner paddles for anyone who does not own one.

LAST CALL FOR PICKLEBALL TOURNAMENT REGISTRATION. Deadline to get your name in is today at 12 noon. Games begin at 9 AM on Saturday, July 1, 2023. Email your name, sex, address and phone to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. This tournament is FREE and open to all, whether you are an expert or never played in your life. $400 in prizes will be awarded in many categories, so everyone or anyone can win.

The South Fork Friends Foundation Pickleball Tournament is a wrap. I never thought I'd be the Organizer and Tournament Director for a game that I never even played until this morning, but you take what life throws at you and run with it. The weather was perfect. Everyone who registered showed up, except for one who was ill but who let me know, so I could fill his spot with a substitute. Thanks to Miles Ledgerwood who designed and explained the brackets to me. Thanks to Suzan Ginani, Dru Nell Maxwell, and Patricia Hendricks who did registration, scoring, and helped with the cooking. Thanks to my incredible wife Judith Brennan who suffered through this journey with me for the past month and who was awesome today. Every player received a $20 gift certificate from a local South Fork establishment. Food was free to all. The pictures tell the story, folks, but I believe it is safe to say this was an incredible success for SFFF and for our community. Oh, yeah, congratulation to our Champions, Tammy Ray and Thad Halloway, and the runners-up, Holli Esteban and Angela Spurlock!

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