Feb 16, 201806:30 PMBlog
Pickleball Central acquires tournament management firm
Olla LLC, the parent company of Kent-based Pickleball Central, announced that it has completed the acquisition of PickleballTournaments.com.
Financial details of the deal were not disclosed. Olla will acquire substantially all the assets of Pickleball Tournaments LLC, the market leader in online pickleball tournament software, tournament operations management, training and consulting.
PickleballTournaments.com President Melissa McCurley will remain President of PickleballTournaments.com, which will operate as an independent division supported by all the resources of Pickleball Central. McCurley and her operations team will remain in Arizona, while technology operations will relocate to Washington.
Greg Thompson, co-owner of PickleballTournaments.Com will remain in Virginia and work with the Washington-based team through a technology transition period expected to cover several months.
“The acquisition made perfect sense,” said Pickleball Central Executive Vice President Anna Copley. “We were already strategic partners working on a variety of joint projects. The more the two companies worked together, the more we saw the incredible synergies between our two firms.”
“Joining forces with Pickleball Central gives us the resources to rapidly grow the business,” McCurley said. “Their incredible reputation for customer service and operational excellence will help us continue to meet the exploding demand for our software and services. The new structure will enable me and my team to spend more time in the field with tournament directors, while also enabling us to more quickly execute technology projects to make tournaments run even smoother and more efficient than they already do today. Having a team of 40 people at Pickleball Central backing me up gives me incredible confidence to meet the needs of our partners, customers, tournament directors and players.”