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City of Seattle
Ed Murray, Mayor
NEWS ADVISORY
SUBJECT: Delridge Community Center hosts pickleball tournament
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
12/3/2013  2:30:00 PM
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
Karen O'Connor  (206) 684-7241


Delridge Community Center hosts pickleball tournament

Seattle Parks and Recreation’s Delridge Community Center will host an all-comers pickleball tournament on Saturday, Dec. 14 and Sunday, Dec. 15 at 4501 Delridge Way SW, 98106.

The tournament is played with a mixed-doubles format, and matches are played with the best two of three games to 11 points. There is a two-match guarantee. Recreational and competitive-level players will compete in age groups.  Ages range from 21 to above 90. The cost is $15 per team. Individuals looking for a pickleball partner may also register.

Pickleball paddles will be provided if you do not bring your own.  All participants will receive a medal.  Winning teams will receive a trophy and bragging rights.

Pickleball has elements of tennis, badminton and table tennis. It is played on a badminton court, with the net lowered to 34 inches at the center, with a perforated plastic baseball (similar to a whiffle ball) and wood or composite paddles. Although easy for beginners to learn, pickleball can develop into a quick, fast-paced, competitive game. 

Seattle Parks offers indoor pickleball at many community centers. The newly opened courts to the new Maple Leaf Reservoir Park has outdoor pickleball courts. 

For more information or to register for the tournament, contact Antoinette Daniel at 206-684-7092 or antoinette.daniel@seattle.gov.

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