Pickle In Pitt

Did you know the First Family of Pickleball is from Pittsburg, and several of them are ranked GLOBALLY in this popular sport? Monday, August 28 they will be in Pittsburg! Learn how to participate at https://www.pittks.org/pickleball/

Join us for “Pickle in Pitt” a city-wide celebration and fundraising event in honor of Pittsburg’s Pickleball Family!Pickleball pros Julie, JW, and Jorja Johnson, along with coach Jack Johnson will be back in their hometown on Monday, August 28 for this event, recognizing their achievements in the pro-pickleball arena.Joining the Johnsons will be professional pickleball players Gabriel Tardio and Dylan Frazier.

Events include Play with the Pros Games, a pickleball clinic, an exhibition match, and signed autographs with some of the top-ranked pickleball players in the world!

Proceeds from this fundraising event will go to maintenance and enhancements to the Jack Johnson courts, and new pickleball programs at the Four Oaks Sports Complex in Lincoln Park.

Auction Site & Clinic Registration Opens August 18!

Schedule of Events

8:45 am – 11:00 am Jack Johnson Pickleball Courts at Four Oaks: Play with the Pros Games

Auction Goes Live Friday, August 18: Six 15-minute games will be auctioned with each pro player. $25 starting bid (limited spots available).

Pickleball Clinic Registration Begins Friday, August 18: Three 30-minute clinics for beginner, intermediate and advanced players. $30 per person (limited spots available). First four registrations guaranteed a spot!

1:00 pm – 3:00 pm John Lance Arena at Pittsburg State University: Johnson Family Celebration Exhibition Match, Mayoral Proclamation, Photos/Autographs with the Pros!

The exhibition match and programs at John Lance Arena during the afternoon are free and open to the public! No reservation is required.

Meet the Pickleball Pros

JW Johnson
Jorja Johnson
Dylan Frazier
Gabriel Tardio

For questions about the event, call 620-230-5637 or email sarah.runyon@pittks.org.