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Major League Pickleball Playoffs Heat Up in December

The MLP SoCal Championship will now take place on different dates.

Pickleball fans, brace yourselves for an exhilarating December! Major League Pickleball (MLP) is shaking things up by shifting the scheduled MLP SoCal event into the much-anticipated Season 2 Playoffs showdown. Set for a two-day pickleball extravaganza on December 4th and 5th, MLP is all set to crown the Season 2 Premier and Challenger Level champions.

This year's playoffs are not just about the fierce competition; they're a strategic step towards integrating with the Professional Pickleball Association (PPA) for continued success. 

Here's what's cooking in the MLP kitchen:

  • Premier Level Powerhouses: The top four teams from MLP Atlanta and MLP Dallas – Orlando Squeeze, D.C. Pickleball Team, Chicago Slice, and Miami Pickleball Club – are gearing up to battle it out for the Season 2 championship title.
  • Challenger Level Champions: On the Challenger front, three leading teams – SoCal Hard Eights, California BLQK Bears, and St. Louis Shock – are set to showcase their skills for the Season 2 championship.
  • Broadcast Bonanza: All Premier Level matches will hit the airwaves on ESPN2 or Tennis Channel. And for those who can't get enough pickleball action, MLP’s YouTube channel promises full event coverage.

Mark Your Calendars:

Monday, Dec. 4 (Premier matches live on Tennis Channel):

  • 8 a.m. PT: Challenger Match #1 – St. Louis vs. California
  • 10 a.m. PT: Premier Match #1 – D.C. vs. Orlando
  • Followed by Premier Match #2 – Chicago vs. Miami
  • Not before 3 p.m. PT: Premier Match #3 – D.C./Orlando losing team vs. Chicago/Miami winning team

Tuesday, Dec. 5 (Premier Final live exclusively on ESPN2):

  • 9:30 a.m. PT: Challenger Final – St. Louis/California winner vs. SoCal
  • 12 p.m. PT: Premier Final – Match #1 winner vs. Match #3 winner

And the best part? Tickets to this pickleball paradise are absolutely free!

So, pickleball enthusiasts, get ready for some fast-paced, paddle-swinging action as MLP brings you the ultimate pickleball showdown this December.