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County to Host First Annual Pickleball Clinic and Tourney Feb. 11

February 1, 2017, 8:30 AM HST
* Updated February 1, 8:05 AM
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Pickle Ball Tournament 2017.

The County of Maui Department of Parks and Recreation will host its first annual Pickleball Clinic and Round-Robin tournament on Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017.

The event will be held at the tennis courts at the War Memorial complex in Wailuku. Clinic registration will begin at 8 a.m.; the clinic will start at 8:45 a.m. Tournament registration begins at 10:15 a.m., with tournament play beginning at 11 a.m.

Equipment for the clinic will be provided by the Parks Department. Tournament players are encouraged to bring their own paddles; however, the Parks Department will provide paddles for players who do not have their own.

Pickleball is a paddle game played using a special perforated, slow-moving ball over a tennis-type net on a badminton-sized court. Like tennis, the game is played with two or four participants. The International Federation of Pickleball first published a rule book in 2010.

According to the Parks Department, regularly scheduled pickleball games are currently taking place in Maui County with play scheduled at the War Memorial Complex in Wailuku on Tuesdays from 5-7 p.m.; at Eddie Tam in Makawao on Saturdays from 8 a.m. to noon; and at Waipuʻilani Park in Kīhei on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 7-11 a.m. on courts 5 and 6. Players should bring their own equipment if possible.

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For questions about the clinic, call (808) 270-6157. For questions about the tournament, call (808) 891-4955. Registration forms are available at www.mauicounty.gov/parks; click on the Recreation and Support Division site for participant waiver forms.

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