Photo gallery: Utah State Pickleball Championship

The Utah State Pickleball Championships were held over the weekend at the brand new Little Valley Pickleball complex, St. George, Utah, Nov. 17, 2012 | Photo by Dave Amodt, St. George News

ST. GEORGE — STGnews photographer Dave Amodt was on hand this weekend to document the increasingly popular Pickleball spectacle. The Utah State Pickleball Championships were held Thursday through Saturday at the new Little Valley Pickleball complex with hundreds of participants competing in singles, doubles and mixed doubles. The event was also broken down into skills levels (2.5-5.0) and age and gender groupings.

The Utah State Pickleball Championships were held over the weekend at the brand new Little Valley Pickleball complex, St. George, Utah, Nov. 17, 2012 | Photo by Dave Amodt, St. George News
Gift tribute to American Dream Foundation, John and Karen Gullo Trustees. Here, the Utah State Pickleball Championships at the brand new Little Valley Pickleball complex, St. George, Utah, Nov. 17, 2012 | Photo by Dave Amodt, St. George News
Jennifer Bergen and others volunteer to help with the participants. The Utah State Pickleball Championships were held over the weekend at the brand new Little Valley Pickleball complex, St. George, Utah, Nov. 17, 2012 | Photo by Dave Amodt, St. George News
The Utah State Pickleball Championships were held over the weekend at the brand new Little Valley Pickleball complex, St. George, Utah, Nov. 17, 2012 | Photo by Dave Amodt, St. George News
Josephine Rowley and partner, the Utah State Pickleball Championships held over the weekend at the brand new Little Valley Pickleball complex, St. George, Utah, Nov. 17, 2012 | Photo by Dave Amodt, St. George News
The Utah State Pickleball Championships were held over the weekend at the brand new Little Valley Pickleball complex, St. George, Utah, Nov. 17, 2012 | Photo by Dave Amodt, St. George News
L to R: Brandon Rush with partner Laurie Aiwohi. The Utah State Pickleball Championships were held over the weekend at the brand new Little Valley Pickleball complex, St. George, Utah, Nov. 17, 2012 | Photo by Dave Amodt, St. George News
The Utah State Pickleball Championships were held over the weekend at the brand new Little Valley Pickleball complex, St. George, Utah, Nov. 17, 2012 | Photo by Dave Amodt, St. George News
L to R: Tony Christensen and Denise Allen, served up a mean game. The Utah State Pickleball Championships were held over the weekend at the brand new Little Valley Pickleball complex, St. George, Utah, Nov. 17, 2012 | Photo by Dave Amodt, St. George News
The Utah State Pickleball Championships were held over the weekend at the brand new Little Valley Pickleball complex, St. George, Utah, Nov. 17, 2012 | Photo by Dave Amodt, St. George News
The Utah State Pickleball Championships were held over the weekend at the brand new Little Valley Pickleball complex, St. George, Utah, Nov. 17, 2012 | Photo by Dave Amodt, St. George News
Gift tribute to Craig and Di Shanklin of St. George, court in play at the Utah State Pickleball Championship
Gift tribute to Craig and Di Shanklin of St. George, court in play at the Utah State Pickleball Championships held over the weekend at the brand new Little Valley Pickleball complex, St. George, Utah, Nov. 17, 2012 | Photo by Dave Amodt, St. George News
The Winawers play at the Utah State Pickleball Championships held over the weekend at the brand new Little Valley Pickleball complex, St. George, Utah, Nov. 17, 2012 | Photo by Dave Amodt, St. George News
Gift tribute to Huntsman World Senior Games, court in play at the Utah State Pickleball Championships held at the brand new Little Valley Pickleball complex, St. George, Utah, Nov. 17, 2012 | Photo by Dave Amodt, St. George News
The Utah State Pickleball Championships were held over the weekend at the brand new Little Valley Pickleball complex, St. George, Utah, Nov. 17, 2012 | Photo by Dave Amodt, St. George News

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