Photo by Rob Valine
The tournament started out in 1991 with just three people organizing the event. We now have an executive board of 12 volunteers and a workforce of 40 people.
The first Pottstown Rumble Grass Volleyball Tournament was held in 1991. It was a one-day event hosting just under 200 players on 40 nets.
The event has grown over the years into a two-day tournament with 100+ nets and nearly 2,000 players. The Pottstown Rumble is one of the biggest grass doubles tournaments in the nation with the reputation of having the toughest competition.
The future of the Rumble holds more prize money, more prizes, more players and more talent at the open levels.
The Pottstown Mercury did a great job covering the Rumble in 2012. Here are some of their articles:
The 20th Annual Pottstown Rumble brought uncustomary conditions: 2 beautiful sunny days with clear skies and 78 degree weather. I’d like to say the tournament went off without a hitch, but when the star spangled banner was scheduled to play Saturday morning, the sound was cut and over 1,000 players were left standing around waiting for an anthem. A very special thanks goes out to the young lady who stepped up in the moment and sang a beautiful rendition of the Star Spangled Banner. We are still looking for you! Contact us! Read the rest here...
In 2009, more than 1,700 players participated in the two-day tournament with Adam Roberts and Eyal Zimet winning the Men's Pro for the second year straight year. Local players, Kristen and Jocelyn Decker, took top honors in the Women's Pro division.
Reporter Rosemarie Ross covered the Rumble for the Pottstown Mercury, the local newspaper. Read the complete article online here...
Ken Kaas, RUMBLE tournament director acknowledges all who have helped "SAVE" the Pottstown Rumble. Read the letter now by clicking here...