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2024 Sunshine State Games features five sports this weekend

By Staff | Jun 7, 2024

TALLAHASSEE — Over 700 of Florida’s Finest Amateur Athletes will be in action, between today, June 7 and Sunday, June 9, in archery, artistic swimming, fencing, pickleball and powerlifting.

A short preview of each of the five sports follows:


• June 7-9, Pickleplex, Punta Gorda – Final registration is 150 players. The PicklePlex of Punta Gorda will have 16 courts available for play the weekend of June 7-9. Competition begins each day at 8:30 a.m. with Mixed Doubles starting play on Friday. Men’s and Women’s Doubles will be played Saturday and Singles competition wraps things up on Sunday. The 2024 Sunshine State Games Pickleball Championships are being held in conjunction with Punta Gorda Englewood Beach and The Charlotte Harbor Gulf Island Coast.

The 2024 Championships are a qualifier for the 2024 Florida Senior Games, to be held in December, in Florida’s Sports Coast/Pasco County.

Artistic Swimming

• June 7-9, Florida Aquatics Swimming and Training (FAST), Ocala — Final registration is 290 swimmers. SSG Artistic Swimming visits a nearly brand new FAST facility. Athletes will be in the pool each of the three days beginning at 7:45 a.m. The Junior Olympic Division will be contested on Friday. Intermediate competition is Saturday and the Novice, Athletes with Disabilities and Open and Masters events close out the weekend on Sunday.


• June 8, Lift District Fitness, Margate – Final registration is 40 lifters. Sunshine State Games Powerlifting always features some of the top talent in the state of Florida. Two sessions will be held at 9 a.m. and 2 p.m.


• June 8-9, Gator Bowmen, Gainesville – Current registration is 115 archers and onsite registration will be available on Saturday, June 8, and Sunday, June 9. The Gator Bowmen range is nestled a wooded area outside of Gainesville. It’s truly back to nature when you compete at this venue. Shooting begins at 9 a.m. both days.


• June 8-9, Miami Airport Conference Center — A total of 138 fencers, representing 30 clubs will be in action in Epee, Foil and Sabre competition. SSG Fencing heads south after a few years in the northern part of the state. One of the Games original sports dating back to 1980, SSG Fencers travel from all parts of the state to compete. Find the schedule and competition information at sunshinestategames.com.

Still to come

Registration is open for the remaining calendar of 2024 Sunshine State Games events. Tell your friends, your teammates and folks who’ve often thought about competing in the Sunshine State Games about the following events.


• June 15-16, Clay County Regional Sports Complex – Registration Deadline is June 12. Current registration is 11 teams. With the capability having 20 fields, the SSG Ultimate field can expand to 20 to 25 teams. The Clay County Regional Sports Complex is one of the state’s newest sports facilities, having opened in March of 2024. Visit sunshinestategames.com/ultimate.


• June 15-16, Wiregrass Sports Campus, Wesley Chapel – Registration periods vary with price increases. Final Online Registration Deadline is June 12. Onsite registration is available. Current registration is approximately 200 athletes. It will be a weekend of exciting competition at the Wiregrass Ranch Sports Complex with plenty of opportunities for athletes to test their skills. This will be the first Sunshine State Games competition held at the 98,000 square foot facility. Don’t miss out, visit sunshinestategames.com/taekwondo.

Table Tennis

• June 15-16, Legacy Park Multipurpose Center, Alachua. Registration deadline is June 8. Current registration is 20 athletes. The Sunshine State Games Table Tennis Championships is unique in its setup as players compete in multiple skill divisions, in an effort to increase their rankings. Register now at sunshinestategames.com/table-tennis.

• Water Polo, June 21-23, Fort Lauderdale Aquatic Center – Registration Deadline is June 10. Current registration is 39 teams. SSG Water Polo features 50%2B teams on an annual basis. We’re more than halfway there. Give the list of registered teams a look at sunshinestategames.com/water-polo.

For complete results, please visit sunshinestategames.com/results.