Fully sanctioned usa pickleball event will feature more than 450 amateurs from across the country with $25,000 prize purse

MESA, Ariz. – Bell Bank Park is set to host another major pickleball event in 2022 with its season-ending Talking Stick Resort Legacy Pickleball Championships, set to take place Friday, Dec. 16 – Sunday, Dec. 18.  The event will showcase more than 450 amateur pickleball enthusiasts from across the country and will feature a $25,000 prize purse. 

“This is the final event of the year and a great way to close out our Legacy Tournament Series,” said Ryan Trefry, Director of Pickleball at Bell Bank Park.  “Our Amateur Series had 13 events leading up to this year-end finale that will feature medalists from throughout the season who were given a Golden Ticket to play in the TSR Legacy Pickleball Championships.  We make sure our amateurs feel like the pros, offering a state-of-the-art pickleball facility, one of the many reasons these events have been so popular this year.”

This fully sanctioned USA Pickle tournament will have five divisions (3.0, 3.5, 4.0, 4.5 and 5.0) with five different age groups (Junior, 19+, 35+, 50+ and 60+) competing in Singles, Men’s and Women’s Doubles and Mixed Doubles.  Singles events will take place on Friday, Dec. 16, Men’s and Women’s Doubles on Saturday, Dec. 17, and Mixed Doubles on Sunday, Dec. 18.  Competition begins each day at 8 a.m. at the Rockin’ Protein Pickleball Center, with all championship medal matches taking place on the Talking Stick Resort Covered Championship Court. 

“Talking Stick Resort is excited to serve as the title sponsor of the Legacy Pickleball Championships,” said Ramon Martinez, director of public relations for Talking Stick Resort. “The growing popularity of pickleball in recent years has certainly made it a sport to watch and one in which we wanted to align, not only with this tournament, but also as a founding sponsor of Bell Bank Park.”



Bell Bank Park, a 320-acre world class family sports and entertainment complex, fulfills the mission of Legacy Cares. The one-of-a-kind complex features a 5,000 seat Outdoor Stadium, 2,800 seat Indoor Arena, (24) Soccer/Lacrosse/Football Fields, (57) Indoor Volleyball Courts, (8) Baseball and Softball fields, (19) Basketball Courts, (41) Pickleball Courts, (12) Beach Volleyball Courts, Obstacle Course Racing Park, (22) Indoor Soccer Courts, Gymnastics Center, Dance Studio, Cheer Center, Sports Performance Center, Fitness Center, Phoenix Children’s Sports Medicine & Urgent Care, Recovery Center, two zip lines, 2.7 acre Yard for concerts and events, The G.O.A.T Sports Bar and Restaurant, 4 full swing multi-sport simulators and so much more.  With numerous playing fields, Bell Bank Park powered by Legacy Sports USA serves as a major hub for professional, club and recreation competition at various levels of expertise and proficiency. The Park expands beyond sports. The team at Legacy Sports USA will create festivals, signature experiences and live concerts that feature national touring acts. The Park will create a thriving entertainment destination in Mesa and the Greater Phoenix region. For more information visit



Legacy Sports USA is the organization behind Bell Bank Park, initially the vision of Randy J. Miller, Chairman of Legacy Sports USA, Chad J. Miller, CEO of Legacy Sports USA, and Olympic gold medalist Dan O’Brien, Director of Performance Training at Bell Bank Park. Legacy Sports USA is dedicated to hosting premiere tournament events for youth sports and offering opportunities for athletes of all ages and at all levels to develop skills and enjoy training and competition.

Bell Bank Park also includes outdoor and indoor team athletic facilities geared to high-energy entertainment, sports venues, and a multi-purpose arena and outdoor amphitheater for live events, family shows, exhibitions, and conventions.  For more information visit


Legacy Cares is a 501c3 non-profit organization (#84-3520422) provides athletes and non-athletes alike of all ages, economic backgrounds and levels of athletic proficiency, the opportunity to participate in sports while fostering the enjoyment and camaraderie of teamwork and perseverance, key components in athletic competition and lifetime success. Its mission is to provide families a safe, friendly, high-quality environment in which to experience different sporting, artistic, educational, and entertainment amenities. Legacy Cares serves the community by providing opportunities to explore, learn and develop new and existing skills and to extract untapped abilities.

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