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The PPA Tour Unveils Deal with CBS Sports for 2023 Season

Author: Jeff Watson | July 11, 2023

CBS Sports Set to Air Over 30 Hours of Coverage Across CBS, CBS Sports Network, and Paramount+ in 2023

SALT LAKE CITY, UT (April. 19, 2023) – The Carvana Professional Pickleball Association (PPA Tour) today announced a deal with CBS Sports for the 2023 season, with over 30 hours of pickleball to be aired across CBS, CBS Sports Network, and Paramount+.

“Pickleball has built an impressive name for itself in the world of entertainment in an extraordinarily short amount of time, and our agreement with CBS Sports is an important symptom of that,” said Connor Pardoe, CEO of the PPA Tour. “Thanks to networks like CBS Sports, we’re able to showcase our sport and our professional athletes across the globe.”

Last year, the PPA Tour and CBS Sports showcased pickleball on a national stage with the Skechers Summer Invitational on August 13, during which the sport’s live viewership hit an all-time high. 

CBS Sports will kick off a weekend of pickleball coverage on Friday, April 21 with the PPA Tour’s Newport Beach Doubles Shootout, with live coverage from 3-6pm ET on CBS Sports Network. Coverage will continue on Saturday, April 22 from 1-2pm ET on CBS and streaming on Paramount+.

Calendar of Coverage

DateTournamentTime (ET)Network
Friday, April 21Newport Beach Doubles Shootout3:00-6:00 pmCBS Sports Network
Saturday, April 22Newport Beach Doubles Shootout1:00-2:00 pmCBS and Paramount+
Friday, May 26Selkirk Texas Open3:00-6:00 pmCBS Sports Network
Sunday, May 28Selkirk Texas Open11:00 am-2:00 pmCBS Sports Network
Friday, July 28Seattle Open3:00-6:00 pmCBS Sports Network
Saturday, July 29Seattle Open1:00-2:00 pmCBS and Paramount+
Saturday, July 29Seattle Open2:00-4:00 pmCBS Sports Network
Friday, August 4Takeya Showcase3:00-6:00 pmCBS Sports Network
Sunday, August 6Takeya Showcase1:00-3:00 pmCBS and Paramount+
Sunday, August 6Takeya Showcase3:00-5:00 pmCBS Sports Network
Thursday, August 17Tournament of Champions3:00-6:00 pmCBS Sports Network
Friday, August 18Tournament of Champions3:00-6:00 pmCBS Sports Network
* Schedule subject to change

Media Contact:
Hannah Johns | Carvana PPA Tour | Director of PR & Content | h.johns@ppatour.com

About Carvana PPA Tour
The Carvana PPA Tour is the professional tour of pickleball, organizing events and rankings for the top male and female pickleball players worldwide and awarding more than $5.5 million in annual prize money with equal play and pay. The Carvana PPA Tour is set to host 25 events in 2023 at world-class facilities like the Lindner Family Tennis Center in Cincinnati, Brookhaven Country Club in Dallas, and the Darling Tennis Center and Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas. Inviting all to compete and “play where the pros play,” the Carvana PPA Tour offers amateur divisions of play for every level, unparalleled experiences for fans and spectators, gorgeous venues, pro player meet-and-greets, food/beverages, live entertainment, VIP upgrades, giveaways and games, shopping, vendors, and more. Founded in 2018 and based in Salt Lake City, UT, the Carvana PPA Tour is operated by parent corporation, Pickleball.com. For more information, go to www.ppatour.com. See Pro Player Profiles and follow us on social: Twitter Instagram YouTube Facebook LinkedIn.

About CBS Sports
CBS Sports, a year-round leader in cross-platform sports coverage, broadcasts a portfolio of events on the CBS Television Network, including THE NFL ON CBS; college football, including the SEC ON CBS; college basketball, including the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship; golf, including The Masters®, PGA Championship and PGA TOUR; soccer, including the UEFA Champions League and NWSL; and CBS SPORTS SPECTACULAR. In addition, the division includes CBS SPORTS NETWORK, the 24-hour cable home of CBS Sports which televises live sports programming throughout the year, including college football and basketball games, UEFA Champions League and Europa League action, Italy’s Serie A matches, Concacaf national team competitions, as well as a full slate of original programming and studio coverage. CBS Sports also delivers an extensive lineup of global soccer coverage on Paramount+, including every UEFA club competition match and all Serie A matches as well as Concacaf national team competitions. CBS Sports Digital’s multi-platform offerings include CBSSports.com and the CBS Sports apps for mobile and connected TV devices; the 24/7 streaming sports news network CBS Sports HQ; 247Sports; MaxPreps; CBS Sports fantasy games; and SportsLine.

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