Volley for Hope

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The Nation’s Fastest Growing Sport: Pickleball

We believe that pickleball is so much more than a sport. It is about community. And what could be better than meeting friends and playing your favorite sport while supporting food insecure households? Let’s play — and feed our East Tennessee neighbors!

About The Event

When? June 7 – 9th, 2024

Where? The Pickleball Playground, located at 2810 Ball Camp Byington Rd., Knoxville, TN 37931 

Tournament will be held rain or shine with a shortened format in case of rain


What To Expect

Join your friends (and your food bank) at Knoxville’s ultimate pickleball facility, The Pickleball Playground! Our 2nd annual charity tournament features matches for all ages and skill levels at a location that boasts 11 indoor courts and 16 outdoor courts.  Thanks to the generosity of our sponsors, 100% of registration fees go to putting meals on the tables of East Tennesseans who experience food insecurity!


Tournament players each receive a customized tournament bag with an athletic sports towel, moisture wicking t-shirt, aluminum water bottle, 2 Franklin X40 pickleballs, and other goodies.  Snacks and beverages available throughout the tournament thanks to our sponsors.


Challenge levels include Men’s 2.0 – 4.0 (all ages & 55+), Women’s 2.0 – 4.0 (all ages & 55+), and Mixed Doubles 2.0 – 4.0 (all ages & 55+).  Customized medals awarded for Gold, Silver, Bronze in each bracket! 


Friday, June 7th; 9:00 – 5:00

Men’s Doubles brackets 2.0 – 4.0+ (age 55 and above)

Women’s Doubles brackets 2.0 – 4.0+ (age 55 and above)

Mixed Doubles brackets 2.0 – 4.0+ (age 55 and above)


Saturday, June 8th; 9:00 – 5:00

Women’s Doubles brackets 2.0 – 4.0+ (all ages)

Men’s Doubles brackets 2.0 – 4.0+ (all ages)


Sunday, June 9th; 9:00 – 5:00

Mixed Doubles brackets 2.0 – 4.0+ (all ages)

Special thanks to these sponsors for their commitment to fighting hunger and feeding hope!

Interested in sponsorship for this tournament or other activities of Second Harvest Food Bank?


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