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.

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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.

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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