Pickleball is the hottest sport at the Jersey Shore right now and Ventnor City Beach is no different. The courts at Atlantic Avenue don’t open until 8 A.M. and every morning you’ll find a line of people waiting for the gates to be unlocked.

Organizer Alex Greer decided to make pickleball something that everyone in Ventnor could enjoy. He created the Funky Pickle Ventnor Classic which debuted last year on September 11, 2021 and had a succesful second event this past July.

The event is also a philanthropic fundraiser in 2021 it raised money for first responders and this past July proceeds went to breast cancer awareness and women’s healthcare.

The Funky Pickle Ventnor Classic will return in the summer of 2023.

He joined PHL17’s Kelsey Fabian on the pickleball courts to tell us all about it.