Like to play pickleball with a view? Grand Rapids' first rooftop pickleball courts are opening downtown!

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Amway Grand Plaza Opens New Rooftop Pickleball Courts

Pickleball has really been seemed to gain in popularity these past few years - Did you know Grand Rapids hosts an international pickleball tournament?

In fact, its coming up soon!

Ahead of the Beer City Pickleball Open, the Amway Grand Plaza has announced the grand opening of its new rooftop pickleball courts!

AHC Hospitality
AHC Hospitality

The four courts on the 4th floor of the Amway Grand Plaza’s glass tower boast views of the city’s downtown Hotel District. Its the latest update to the tower, which over the past few years has undergone $40 million in renovations.

Amway Grand Plaza Hotel (AHC Hospitality), Facebook
Amway Grand Plaza Hotel (AHC Hospitality), Facebook

The hotel is hosting an invite-only grand opening event Thursday, July 7th that will include a beginners pickleball camp hosted by 20x44 Sports; a ribbon cutting ceremony; a pro exhibition by Andrea Koop, the world’s #4 top women’s doubles pickleball athlete; and a reception.

According to Wood TV 8, rooftop pickleball is open to Amway guests and the general public. Rates are $20 per hour for one court and $5 to $8 per hour for a paddle, depending on the type you choose. If you're interested in reserving a pickleball court, call 616-774-2000 and ask to be connected to Amway Grand’s fitness center.

Grand Rapids Beer City Open Pickleball Championship

Hosted by The Grand Rapids Pickleball Club, The Beer City Open Pickleball Championship is July 20-24, at Belknap Park, at 30 Coldbrook St. NE.

It's expected over 750 athletes from 34 states and three countries will participate in 2022.

According to Wood TV 8, registration to participate in the tournament sold out in 12 minutes! However, you can watch the tournament for free! Find more information about the Beer City Open here.

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