A special thank you to Eastern Illinois University for hosting the Midwest Pickleball Indoor Championships on their beautiful campus

The Midwest Pickleball Indoor Championships would like to thank our  sponsors:

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City of Charleston, IL
Thanks to both the Charleston Parks and Recreation Department
and  the City of Charleston Tourism Committee for their sponsorship.

Charleston is downstate Illinois’ biggest secret. It offers world class arts and culture through top-rated Eastern Illinois University. Superior schools, parks & recreation in a friendly historic setting, as well a vibrant downtown and pulsating main street, are available. Charleston gives you the best of rural living in a friendly tight-knit community.

Charleston, IL is a great Midwestern town that is the hometown
for Eastern Illinois University.  We’re fortunate to have received the earliest support for our tournament from the City of Charleston and this has made all the difference!

A big “thank you” to our hometown pickleball team who made this all possible!


Store #1- Charleston, IL

Did you know that the very first Jimmy John’s store was in 1983 in Charleston, IL?
Yes this hometown gourmet sandwich shop started right here and is a great Midwest business success story!  Thanks Jimmy John’s!  Stop by and see Store #1!

The tournament ball will be an Orange Onix Fuse Pickleball.
A special thanks to Onix for sponsoring the Midwest Indoor Pickleball Championships.    Onix is located nearby Evansville, IN- a great midwest town for pickleball.

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We would like to thank the Mattoon Tourism Board for their
support for the sport of pickleball in the Midwest.
Mattoon is a great town for innovation, education and prosperity!
Mattoon is located at Exit #190 off of Interstate 57 which is the
gateway to Charleston and EIU via Route 16.
There are many restaurants and hotels in Mattoon, IL.


We’re delighted and very thankful to have ProLite sponsor the Midwest Indoor Pickleball Championships. ProLite is a family owned business led by owner, Neil Friedenberg – himself a 5.0 player. The company manufactures pickleball paddles along the scenic shores of Lake Michigan in Port Washington, Wisconsin. A strong dedication to the sport, it’s players and Midwestern work ethic were founding principles and continue to drive its growth.

At ProLite, the goals are crystal clear; produce paddles geared for a variety of player types, made of the best materials available, supported by stellar customer service, and back it all with a solid warranty.

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A big thanks to the Effingham Park District for their support for the Midwest Indoor Pickleball Championships.      Effingham is a growing and dedicated pickleball community at the crossroads of I-57 & I-70.    The Effingham Park District is dedicated to providing recreational programs, activities and facilities that enrich the individual, strengthen families and benefit the community.

Our special thanks to First Neighbor Bank for sponsoring the Midwest Indoor Pickleball Championships at EIU.   First Neighbor Bank is a great Midwestern Bank that knows how to serve.   For over 125 years, First Neighbor Bank, N.A. is proud to be in your communities, owned and operated by your neighbors and working together to serve you. While staying current with technologies, we institute a philosophy of old-fashioned banking. We strive daily to remain on a first name basis with our customers. With locations in Casey, Charleston, Greenup, Mattoon, Neoga, Newman, and Toledo, Illinois, our drive is to remain community focused and retain our small-town values to better serve the personal and business financial needs of our current and future customers.

the-y1The Mattoon Area YMCA is on a mission for youth development, healthy living and for social responsibility.        From weight training to healthy exercise programs, family programming to sports and swimming, the Y offers workout programs, group exercise, gyms, fitness centers, and so much more for a healthy lifestyle for all ages and backgrounds!

Pickleball players are welcome to stop by and play on Monday, Wednesday and Fridays from 8 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. (or longer).   You can pay a guest fee of $5 and play with this great group and stay and use the facility including indoor pool, weight room, cycling classes and more!  Stop by and see where the idea for the Midwest Indoor Pickleball Championships all began.



Thank you to Rural King for sponsoring the Midwest Pickleball Indoor Championships!  Rural King is an amazing retail and online success story that started right here in Coles County Illinois.    There’s a store in both Charleston and Mattoon, IL.

Rural King Supply, America’s Farm and Home Department Store, planted its roots in Mattoon, Illinois in 1960.  Since that time, Rural King has added over 100 stores in a thirteen-state area (Alabama, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Tennessee, Ohio, Michigan, Missouri, Pennsylvania, Florida, North Carolina, West Virginia and Virginia).  The heart of Rural King is the corporate office, distribution center and flagship store, located in its city of origin, Mattoon, IL.

We welcome visitors, and encourage you to come in and take part in our 50 year tradition by enjoying a free bag of popcorn and a cup of coffee on us.