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Pickleball Space will hold an launching charity tournament

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By Jacob Jackson

Pickleball Space is set to mark its grand opening with a charitable pickleball tournament scheduled for both Saturday, Jan. 20, and Sunday, Jan. 21.

Over the next two days, half of the proceeds will be contributed to the C4 Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to aiding active-duty Navy SEALs and their families.

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We are super excited,” said Kali Broderick, The Pickleball Space co-founder. 

“We are hoping that we can just continue to reach more — more players, more people who have not experienced this sport, and we want to be able to offer it to everyone. And I think that’s the most exciting part for me.”

Owned by locals, The Pickleball Space is a spacious facility spanning 30,000 square feet, providing pickleball enthusiasts with a top-notch experience. Boasting 10 indoor courts and an array of classes and membership choices, Broderick anticipates that The Pickleball Space will emerge as a premier destination for the sport in the West Valley.

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“We want to create this family-like atmosphere and create a culture of developing players,” she said.

“Even if they’ve never experienced the sport, we want to get a paddle in their hand.”

Adding a special touch to the grand opening, Custom Provisions will handle the catering, offering a selection of coffee options from Peixoto. Additionally, attendees can explore and purchase various pickleball gear available from Ray’s Rackets.

Broderick prioritizes hosting charity events.

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“We wanted to find an organization that aligns with our family ties as well,” she said. “My husband is a first responder, and the C4 Foundation is also near and dear to our hearts, like in my family. My brothers, my dad, my grandpa, everyone has served in the military. And so, when this opportunity was presented to us, we knew that this was the route we wanted to go.”

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Broderick aspires to foster a sense of community among pickleball players. The Pickleball Space is not only offering complimentary introductory classes but is also supplying all the necessary equipment for players. Furthermore, it has established a partnership with Stratosphere Adventure Park.

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“It feels great that we’re able to offer this space to our community,” Broderick said. “We are from the community; we are in Glendale, we live in Glendale, we work in Glendale. It’s all about getting to know everyone who is around us and being able to invite their entire families out there and just focus on having this social aspect.”

Broderick eagerly anticipates catering to the West Valley community.

“It’s kind of intimidating going out to a public park and where you’ve never played or you don’t know the ropes,” she said.

“So, when you come to The Pickleball Space, we’ll introduce you to the sport. … It’s about teaching them how to be a part of the community.” 

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