Selkirk Named Presenting Sponsor of Pickleball Tournament of Champions

July 10, 2019

Hayden, ID, July 9, 2019 – Selkirk Sport, the leading pickleball equipment and accessories brand, in collaboration with the Brigham City (Utah) Corporation, today announced that the Company was named presenting sponsor of the 2019 Pickleball Tournament of Champions, recognized as one of the 3 major Championships on the professional pickleball tour. The Tournament of Champions, presented by Selkirk Sport, will take place from August 21-24 at the Brigham City Pickleball Courts at Rees Pioneer Park in Brigham City, UT.

Headlined by Team Selkirk’s Tyson McGuffin, the #1 ranked singles player in the world, more than 600 professionals and amateurs from across the country will descend on Brigham City this summer. Athletes participating in the open divisions will be competing for more than $60,000 in prize money, and thanks to Selkirk’s 2019 Player Incentive pool, an additional $50,000 will be up for grabs. The 2019 Tournament of Champions has been expanded to four days to allow more players to compete. Future plans call for more courts to be installed at Rees Pioneer Park in anticipation of the competition growing to more than 1,000 players.

Selkirk Sport, a family-owned business based in Hayden, Idaho offers a full line-up of paddles and accessories for players of all skill levels, highlighted by the innovative AMPED™ Series. Each week on the professional Pickleball circuit, Team Selkirk athletes compete with Selkirk Sport’s AMPED Series Pickleball Paddles.

“Selkirk Sport continues to demonstrate their leadership position throughout the Pickleball community, and as the Brigham City Council remains committed to further establishing this event as an annual ‘must play’ for professionals and amateurs alike, Selkirk is a fantastic partner,” said Brigham City Mayor, Tyler Vincent. “With more than 600 attendees and their families coming to Utah, the Tournament of Champions will provide an economic boost for Brigham City and the surrounding area.”

“Team Selkirk and the Brigham City Council share a vision to support the growth of pickleball at both the professional and amateur levels, and we’re excited to serve as presenting sponsor of this major championship,” said Rob Barnes, Managing Partner, Selkirk Sport.

An exciting line-up of special events and extra-curricular activities will take place during tournament week, while participating players and their families will have the opportunity to explore Brigham City and the surrounding area. Among the featured area activities that will complement the pickleball tournament are an excursion to the Crystal Hot Springs, Willard Peak ATV rides, Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge and the Box Elder County Fair, among others.

Added Vincent, “We anticipate restaurants will be filled, hotels will be booked, and visitors will enjoy a breadth of entertainment options during their stay. We look forward to showcasing the region as a desirable vacation destination to all participants and their families.”

Highlighting the equipment arsenal used by many of the top professional pickleball players is the innovative AMPED™ Series, which will serve as the Official Paddle of the event. A high performance, Made-in-the-USA line of pickleball paddles that combine revolutionary FiberFlex Fiberglass face technology, a thicker X5 polypropylene core and a unibody design, the AMPED™ Series is available in 5 distinct models (Invikta, Epic, Maxima, S2 and Omni) suited for all styles of play, and a series of vibrant color stories. Selkirk’s AMPED Series delivers increased power, precise ball control, and a larger sweetspot – the most critical benefits to maximize performance in pickleball. In addition, the Yellow Dura 40 will be the official pickleball used for the 2019 PPT Tournament of Champions.

For more information on Selkirk Sport, Team Selkirk’s stable of Professional Pickleball Ambassadors and the innovative AMPED™ Series, visit To follow the Company through social media please visit Selkirk on Facebook at or Twitter @SelkirkSport.