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 PPA tournament on the docket for 2022 boasts an exciting new title sponsor 

SALT LAKE CITY, UT (June 20, 2022) – It isn’t everyday that a professional sport welcomes the wide world of technology to its events, but n2grate and the PPA Tour are bent on changing that. On October 19-23, n2grate will host the n2grate D.C. Open at the Junior Tennis Champions Club right outside our nation’s capital.  

“n2grate is pleased to sponsor the first professional pickleball tournament in the DC, Maryland and Virginia (DMV) area,” said Steve Halligan, CEO of n2grate. “The geographic locale has great sporting, political, business, and cultural depth, as well as a long history of world-class athletic champions. We look forward to bringing the world’s best pickleball players to the DMV in Fall ‘22.”

As a rapidly growing technology with 5 years of INC 5000 growth awards, n2grate looks to associate itself with other cutting-edge companies bent on creating exciting new innovations within their native industry. The PPA Tour, with its nationwide reach, diverse demographics, and inclusive professional and amateur events, is the perfect fit for n2grate as it navigates a brand-new avenue for outreach.

“It has always been our desire to work alongside other creative and highly-motivated businesses as we grow our great sport,” said Connor Pardoe, commissioner of the PPA Tour. “Partnering with n2grate is a big part of that vision and extremely exciting for us to be able to announce.”

n2grate offers solutions to enterprise networking, collaboration, voice and wireless items, security, data storage, and management services. The tech company was named one of the fastest growing companies in the nation within its industry and has worked with other tech giants such as Cisco, IBM, HP, Dell, EMC², Microsoft, NetApp, vmware, and more.

Player registration and ticketing for the n2grate D.C. Open is newly opened as of June 14, 2022 and can be found here. Learn more about the services that n2grate offers by visiting

n2grate is a quarter billion dollar data center and cloud integration company which focuses on hardware, software, professional, and cloud services for public sector clients. Founded in 2010, n2grate has been the fastest growing business in the DC area for over the past decade. Whether your need is for collaboration, video, security, or data center compute and storage, we can help you find the right mix of on-premise and cloud-based solutions. n2grate has strong relationships with top IT manufacturers of hardware and software, as well as the top tier of Trusted and Secure Cloud and Colocation Providers. Our experienced professionals support our clients with technology challenges and assist in the design, support and procurement of network and cloud services. Our robust portfolio of end-to-end solutions is optimized for adaptability and cost savings, ensuring clients get the most out of their network technology investments for peak performance.

The Professional Pickleball Association is the professional tour for the sport of pickleball, organizing events and rankings for the top male and female pickleball players in the world and awarding almost $3 million in annual prize money. With more than 20 events in 2022 at world-class facilities like the Lindner Family Tennis Center in Cincinnati and the Darling Tennis Center in Las Vegas, the PPA Tour is the premier provider of professional and amateur events. The PPA Tour’s broadcast partners include FOX Sports, Tennis Channel, CBS Sports, and ESPN. Founded in 2018 and based in Salt Lake City, Utah, the PPA Tour provides an unparalleled experience for all, inviting players to compete and “play where the pros play,” as well as offering unrivaled venues, food/beverages, live DJ entertainment, VIP experiences, giveaways and games, pro player meet-and-greets, shopping, vendors, and more. For more information, go to

Media Contacts:
Hannah Johns | PPA Tour | PR/Broadcasting | [email protected]
Claire Halligan | n2grate | [email protected] | 443-875-7885

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