Press Release

2023 Smoky Mountain Fall Pickleball Classic Scheduled

The Sevierville Parks & Recreation Department will be hosting a non-sanctioned doubles (men’s, women’s, and mixed divisions) pickleball tournament Friday, October 6-Sunday, October 8, 2023 at Sevierville City Park.

Daily check-in begins at 7:00 a.m. and matches begin at 8:00 a.m. Registration will be available on September 1. The registration deadline is September 25. You must have your own partner, no matching allowed on the day of the tournament.

Divisions for all ages in men’s, women’s, and mixed doubles will be available. Play on October 6 will be all divisions 70+ years old; October 7-8 will be all divisions 18-49 years old and 50-69 years old.

Each division will be limited to the first 8 teams that register. Divisions may be merged based on registration numbers.

For the 18-49 and 70+ divisions, the skill levels will be 2.5-3.4 and 3.5+. For the 50-69 divisions, the skill levels will be 2.5-2.9, 3.0-3.4, 3.5-3.9 and 4.0+. (Players must play in the youngest players age group if mixing age divisions.)

Tournament format will be winners bracket best 2 out of 3 to 11 and losers bracket 1 game to 15. (A round robin format may be used based on registration numbers.) Prizes will be awarded to the top 2 teams in each division.

To register or receive additional information, please contact tournament director Sally Worden at 865-654-9176.