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YouFit Gyms Hosts Charity Indoor Pickleball Tournament at Four South Florida Locations Benefiting Cancer Research Institute



Announces Addition of Indoor Pickleball Courts at Select locations For Members

DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla. /PRNewswire/ — YouFit Gyms, the popular nationwide fitness chain, today, on National Pickleball Day, announced a Charity Pickleball Tournament taking place on September 17-18, 2022 at four South Florida locations. As part of the gym’s YouFit Lifts initiative, a community focused program that partners with, and supports, local charities and nonprofit organizations in the communities surrounding their 80 locations across the country, the Pickleball Tournament will donate all funds raised to the Cancer Research Institute in honor of longtime employee, David Sarner, who recently lost his battle to the disease.

Former professional tennis player and YouFit Gyms CEO, Brian Vahaly is excited to bring the fastest growing sport in the country to YouFit. “We strive to make fitness affordable and fun and with the addition of indoor pickleball in our clubs we continue to succeed,” says Vahaly. “Pickleball is an incredible exercise for both beginners and experienced players and the sport helps to build a sense of community, another important pillar for YouFit.”

YouFit Gyms To Host Charity Pickleball Tournament and Adds Indoor Pickleball To Select South Florida Gyms

The tournament is open to the public as well as members and there will be a $20 entry fee to participate. All funds will be donated to the Cancer Research Institute. Tournament Winners will receive a one-year Premium + Membership to YouFit Gyms and a 2-month supply of energy drinks from CELSIUS, the tournament sponsor. Tournament locations include:

South Pompano – 401 S Federal Highway, Pompano Beach, FL, 33060
North Lauderdale – 7346 West Mcnab Road, North Lauderdale, FL, 33068
Sunrise – 2101 N University Drive, Sunrise, FL 33322
West Boca Sandalfoot – 23078 Sandalfoot Plaza Drive, Boca Raton, FL 33428


YouFit Gyms is partnering with Pickleball Is Great, a leading pickleball tournament management company, to help run the tournament, bracket system and ensure that players have the proper equipment. Keeping participants energized throughout the two-day event, CELSIUS will be on hand providing samples of their energy drink that is clinically proven to boost metabolism and provide essential energy via formulas infused with essential vitamins and minerals and functional ingredients.

To sign up to participate, visit

Additionally, YouFit will offer indoor pickleball with complimentary equipment rentals at these four locations for Premium and Premium+ members. YouFit has plans to roll out pickleball in more locations over the course of the coming months. “As a former professional tennis player, I understand the benefits pickleball and all racket sports have on mental and physical health,” says Vahaly. “Studies have shown that racket sports lower the risk of death from heart disease and stroke by 56%. Our ability to provide our YouFit members a totally different form of exercise that not only boosts health, but also provides a sense of community and fun, is something we are very proud of,” Vahaly continued.

For more information or to find a YouFit Gyms location near you, visit Follow on social media at @YouFitGyms.

About YouFit Gyms

With 80 locations nationwide, YouFit Gyms offers a premium fitness experience at an accessible price. Memberships start at $9.99 and individual personal training sessions cost as low as $35. YouFit Gyms offer everything from Olympic weightlifting platforms and endless cardio equipment, to small group personal training, high-energy fitness classes, customized nutrition advice from registered dietitians, and virtual fitness classes. By combining cutting-edge workouts and high-end amenities with an unbeatable price, YouFit Gyms members can take charge of their wellness journey, no matter what fitness level they start from.


SOURCE YouFit Gyms

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ONIX Pickleball Launches All-New Evoke Premier CT-16 Paddle



ONIX announces the newest addition to its pickleball paddle lineup

EVANSVILLE, Ind. ( – ONIX Pickleball, the pickleball manufacturer committed to you playing your best with the most technologically advanced equipment, is thrilled to announce its newest addition to the paddle lineup. The Evoke Premier CT-16 is excellent for tournament play featuring a thicker 16 mm core for excellent control and touch, a composite face for more spin, and a polypropylene core for power and pop. 

“We are thrilled to announce the launch of the Evoke Premier CT-16 to our popular Evoke Premier family of paddles,” says Jay Simmons, ONIX Pickleball Product Manager. “This paddle is perfect for tournament players seeking the power of the original Evoke Premier, but with added control and touch.” 

The Premier CT-16 Paddle features a polypropylene honeycomb core, a DF composite face, and a contoured tennis handle, allowing players to deliver more power, spin, and control than ever before. The CT-16 is a medium-weight racket at 7.8 to 8.2 oz. Featuring the same wide-body head shape and length as the original Evoke Premier, the latest addition comes in multiple different colors including red, white, black, and blue.   

To learn more about the all-new Evoke Premier CT-16 Pickleball Paddle and to shop now, visit  



ONIX is the leading manufacturer of all performance pickleball products, such as paddles, balls, and accessories, and equips players with technologically advanced equipment that is proven to make the sport faster, more precise, and more strategic. Since its founding in 2005, ONIX Pickleball has dedicated its mission to growing and supporting the sport at a professional level. For more information on ONIX, its products, brands, instruction manuals, retailers, warranty, replacement parts, or customer service, please call 1-800-467-1421 or visit  


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USA Pickleball’s National Championship Series Kicks Off Thursday In Daytona Beach



Photo: Association of Pickleball Professionals (APP)

SCOTTSDALE, AZ (February 6, 2023) — In partnership with the Association of Pickleball Professionals (APP), USA Pickleball kicks off its 2023 National Championship Series (NCS) February 8-12 at Pictona at Holly Hill in Daytona Beach, Florida.  

Pros and amateurs across all ages and skill levels will compete in 116 different event brackets throughout the week.

“We are thrilled to be kicking off the 2023 USA Pickleball National Championship Series at the beautiful Pictona facility. Our recent Diamond Amateur Championship there was a testament to the facility’s ability to deliver an incredible pickleball experience,” said Stu Upson, USA Pickleball CEO. “The USA Pickleball team is looking forward to working closely with the APP in this National Championship Series, and we couldn’t be more excited to start off strong at Daytona.” 

The 2023 NCS comprises five tournaments held across the country that serve as primary qualifiers for the sport’s premier event, the USA Pickleball National Championships. Amateur pickleball players compete to earn a Golden Ticket, automatic entry for Nationals, by finishing first in their age and skill division(s). Following Daytona, the series will then move to Mesa, Arizona from March 29 – April 2.

Live coverage of professional competition from the APP Daytona Beach Open will air on ESPN+ on Saturday, February 11 and Sunday, February 12. Additionally, a one-hour Championship Sunday recap special will air at 8 pm ET on ESPN2.

“Pictona at Holly Hill promises to immediately establish itself as one of the premier pickleball venues for APP and USA Pickleball events, and we’re excited to kick off what will be five days of world-class pickleball competition in Florida,” said Tom Webb, APP Chief Marketing Officer.  

Tickets for the APP Daytona Beach Open are currently available here. Walk-up tickets for single-day sessions will also be available for purchase at the venue with doors opening at 8 am ET each day. Full tournament information can be found here.


Source: USA Pickleball

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