Southern Alberta Newspapers
Organizers of the Junior Pickleball Tournament in Coaldale have deemed the event a smashing success.
The tournament took place on June 9 and featured competitors ages 10 to 18 years old. Originally, the event was scheduled to take place at the outdoor pickelball courts at Eastview Park in Coaldale, but due to inclement weather, had to be moved indoors. Accommodating the last minute request, the Coaldale Mennoite Church was able to offer up their gymnasium for the tournament to go ahead. The event saw over forty junior pickleball players in attendance, including international students attending Kate Andrews High School hailing from Chile, Spain, and France.
Local competitors from Coaldale, Lethbridge, Warner, Wrentham, and Aetna showed up embodying the spirit of friendly competition and organizers of the event praised the, “great sportsmanship” exhibited by all participants throughout the day. The round robin tournament format ensured each team was able top play a minimum of four games.