County will host pickleball tournament

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The Person County Recreation, Arts and Parks will host its first Autumn Classic Pickleball tournament. The tournament will be held beginning Oct. 31 with open play and practice. Matches will begin Nov. 1 and continue through Nov. 3.

The tournament will be held in the Helena Gym located at 295 Helena-Moriah Road, Timberlake and will be under the direction of Matthew Benfer.

Tournament play will begin on Friday, Nov. 1, with Men’s Doubles beginning at 9 a.m. and Women’s Doubles beginning at approximately 1 p.m. each day. Ages 55 and up will play Nov. 1 and ages 18-54 will play on Saturday, Nov. 2. Mixed Doubles matches will be held Sunday, Nov. 3 for all ages. There is a limit of 10 teams in each division. Please arrive at least 30 minutes prior to your start time.

Registration is now open and will continue through Oct. 26. Registration fee is $20 per person per event. After Oct. 19, there will be no refunds for withdrawal. Snacks will be provided.

Registration is available at the Recreation Office or online at www.personcounty.net. Call the Recreation Office at 336-597-1755 for more information or to register.

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