David L. Lawrence Convention Center


The centralized competition hall of The GAMMA Pickleball Classic, along with all the amenities of Pittsburgh’s Cultural District make this tournament a one-of-a-kind event in the country.

The Convention hall will host a total of 30 courts in a single and stunning location overlooking the Allegheny River in the heart of downtown Pittsburgh. Twenty-six main courts and four feature courts with bleachers will be available for three full days of competition, practice and demonstrations.

  • Large, carpeted lobby and vendor showcase area overlooking the Allegheny River
  • Attached parking garage.
  • PA system
  • Concessions
  • EMT on duty
  • World-class, LEED architecture
  • Central Downtown Location


Pickleball Steering Committee

Please see the contacts below for questions via email. Phone inquiries can be directed to Mike Wertz and Alyssa Petroplus 412.642.3971.

Questions regarding brackets, registration and competition can be directed to Terri at 724-612-6906 or Diane at 412-760-9353.

Tournament Co-chairs
Michael Wertz,
Wayne Dollard,

Tournament Co-Executive Directors
Lou Sherfinski,
Sally Sherfinski,

Pickleball Clinic
Wayne Dollard,
Leo Vighetti,

Vendor Relations
Michael Wertz,

Registration & Bracket Management
Terri Flynn,

Nets, Court Layout & Setup
Chuck Vietmeier,
Bob Unetich,

Molly Boras,
Monica Saparito,

Rules & Referees
Bob Unetich,

Sponsorship Relations
Michael Wertz,

Swag Bags & Volley Challenge
Laurel & Barry Beitsinger,

Fundraising, Silent Auction & Raffle
Barbara Farrell,
MJ Meenen,

Competition Desk Supervision
Bill Billeter,
Diane Unetich,