Visalia’s pickleball crop continues to grow as the Visalia Parks & Recreation Department will host their second Central California Pickleball Tournament of the year on Friday, October 21st through Sunday, October 23rd.
For those not familiar with pickleball, the sport combines elements of badminton, tennis, table tennis and volleyball. The ever-growing game is played on a court with a hard paddle and a wiffle ball.
Held at the Plaza Park Tennis Complex, the three day tournament format is double elimination with each match consisting of the best out of three games to 11 points. Players must be ages 50 and better to complete and can choose from three event categories with six age divisions in each. This includes men’s singles and doubles, women’s singles and doubles and mixed doubles.
The cost to register for the tournament is $20 per player and $10 per event fee per player. To register, visit www.pickleballtournaments.com. All participants will receive an event shirt and medals will be presented to the top three winners in each division. Registration deadline is Thursday, October 13th. For additional details, contact Visalia Parks and Recreation at (559) 713-4365 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.