the Bannister Honda ‘Put your Paddle to the Medal’ pickleball tournament will run from Friday, Aug. 23rd to Sunday the 25th at the Okanagan Wealth Advisors Pickleball Complex. (Photo provided).

Pickleball tourney swinging into Vernon

More than 300 players will compete in the tournament’s third year.

Pickleball is coming to Vernon in a big way this weekend.

More than 300 players have signed up for the Bannister Honda ‘Put your Paddle to the Medal’ pickleball tournament, which will take place from Friday Aug. 23rd to Sunday the 25th at the Okanagan Wealth Advisors Pickleball Complex.

Bannister Honda general manager Pat Loehndorf says it’s an honour to be supporting the tournament for the third year running.

“With the sport gaining rapid popularity, it is so exciting for the dealership to be part of this wonderful tournament,” Loehndorf said.

Competition includes women’s doubles on Friday, mixed doubles on Saturday, and men’s doubles on Sunday with games starting at 8 a.m each day. There are two age groups for the tournament (16 to 59 and 60-plus) and up to five different skill levels within each age group.

The tournament is hosted by the Vernon Pickleball Association, a non-profit society boasting more than 450 competitive and recreational members who play year-round. In just its third year it has attracted players from across B.C. as well as the U.S. and other Canadian provinces.

Proceeds of the tournament will go towards the VPA’s Light up the Courts fund.

The tournament is a double elimination format and is sanctioned by the Pickleball Canada Organization, meaning it’s open only to PCO and USAPA members.

Players and spectators can find the pickleball complex at 6891 Okanagan Landing Road in Vernon. Those coming to watch the matches are advised to bring along a folding chair for seating.

For more information visit the Vernon Pickleball Association website at www.vernonpickleball.com.

Read More: Pickleball tournament in Penticton supports cardiology department

Read More: Pickleballers deny cursing at teen during Okanagan sport court confrontation


@VernonNews
newsroom@vernonmorningstar.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Just Posted

Sewer project kiboshed by Vernon residents

Majority rules: Okanagan Landing residents say ‘no’ to Claremont Sewer hookup

Vernon ski racer chosen for grant in end game

Makena Kersey, 18, has called it a career following a gruesome leg injury, but story inspires grant

Vernon’s own CSI digging into crime mysteries

Forensic Identification Section a specialized support unit used in various cases

Sagmoen’s in-custody statements under judge’s scrutiny

Sagmoen’s lawyer said statements made by him while in police custody were not provided voluntarily

‘It’s almost surreal’: South Okanagan fire chief, sidekick Sammy recap rescue mission in Bahamas

Chief Larry Watkinson and Sam the disaster dog spent 8 days assisting a search and rescue team

Defense says burden of proof not met in double murder case against Victoria father

Closing statements begin in trial for man accused of killing daughters Christmas 2017

B.C. dog breeder banned again after 46 dogs seized

The SPCA seized the animals from Terry Baker, 66, in February 2018

Surrey mom allegedly paid $400,000 for son in U.S. college bribery scam

Xiaoning Sui, 48, was arrested in Spain on Monday night

Three dogs found shot dead in Prince George ditch

The three adult dogs appeared to be well cared for before being found with gunshot wounds, BC SPCA says

Vancouver police could be using drones to fight crime by end of year

The police department has already purchased three drones, as well as three others for training

B.C. party bus company to be monitored after 40 intoxicated teens found onboard

Police received tip teens and young adults were drinking on party buses and limousines in Surrey

About cyclists and bike paths

LETTER: Kalamalka Road bike path bad design

Rick Mercer calls out Conservative candidate in B.C. for fake meme

‘Not true. All fake. Please Stop,’ tweeted Rick Mercer in response

Most Read