Southland Presents Pickleball in the Pyramid

Southland Credit Union Presents Pickleball in the Pyramid, an inaugural tournament at Long Beach State 

Proceeds benefit Long Beach State Women’s Basketball 

Los Alamitos, CA (September 5, 2023) – Southland Credit Union, which recently opened a branch on the Long Beach State Campus, has been named the title sponsor of a new pickleball tournament to benefit Long Beach State Women’s Basketball. The tournament, titled, “Southland Credit Union Presents Pickleball in the Pyramid,” will take place in the Walter Pyramid at the Long Beach State University campus on October 29, 2023. Open to the public, the tournament aims to bring in pickleball players from across Long Beach and the greater Southern California region, where pickleball’s popularity has risen exponentially among all ages.   

Pickleball in the Pyramid is organized in partnership with Performance Pickleball, LLC, and will offer a fixed doubles format for all levels, including beginner, intermediate and advanced, for women’s, mixed and men’s divisions. The top three teams will be awarded medals in each division. The tournament is free for spectators to attend.  

Registration for players is $50 for a single event per person, and $100 for a second event per person. Players will receive a SWAG bag and a meet-and-greet with Long Beach State Women’s Basketball included with their registration. Registration is free for players who choose to join Southland Credit Union through the promotional page by the registration deadline of October 22, 2023.  

The event proceeds will benefit Long Beach State Women’s Basketball and programs like summer school, team travel and women’s leadership speakers.  

“Southland Credit Union is a staple in the Long Beach Community and at Long Beach State University,” said Long Beach State Women’s Basketball Coach, Amy Wright.  “There was zero hesitation from Southland when it came to stepping up to the plate to be our lead sponsor in order to provide a well-run and established event at the Pyramid that will bring Women’s Basketball and the Long Beach community together. We are thankful for our partnership and eager for this event to grow every year.” 

Southland Credit Union is also the Official Credit Union of Long Beach State Athletics. The multi-year agreement between Southland and Long Beach State Athletics supports several university sports programs, including Women’s Basketball.  

“As an alumna of Long Beach State, former Long Beach State Women’s Basketball player and Long Beach resident, I’m proud to work with Coach Amy and Southland Credit Union to launch this exciting new event,” said Southland Credit Union Board Member, Angie Avery. “The tournament provides an opportunity for the community to come and experience the Walter Pyramid and Long Beach State Athletics through pickleball. Southland is the ideal partner to help bring the community and Long Beach State together.” 



About Southland Credit Union 

Southland Credit Union is a $1.1 billion credit union that serves more than 63,000 members in Orange and Los Angeles Counties. Branch locations are in Long Beach, Los Alamitos, Downey, Carson, Santa Monica, St. John’s Health Center and the Los Angeles Federal Building in downtown Los Angeles. The Long Beach State Campus Branch is the credit union’s second branch location in the Long Beach area, and is now open to students, staff, faculty and visitors Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. For more information on the free Pickleball in the Pyramid registration offer, visit 

About Pickleball in the Pyramid 

Pickleball in the Pyramid features a fixed doubles format of women's, mixed, and men's, as well as Beginner (2.0 – 3.0), Intermediate (3.5 – 4.0), and Advanced (4.5 – 5.0+). Registration is $50 for single event per person, $100 for second event per person, and $50 for individual registration. The deadline to register is October 22, 2023. Each team will play each other once. Scores will be totaled and the top 3 teams with the most points scored will be awarded medals in each division. To volunteer, please contact Diane Higgs via email: [email protected]. Volunteers who work a 3-hour shift will receive a T-shirt and a medal. To register:


Performance Pickleball, LLC 

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