Monday, August 19, 2013

Aiken a hit as host of pickleball tournament, August 18, 2013

Aiken, SC:  Mike Beckner made a bit of a joke regarding the Palmetto Singles Indoor Doubles pickleball tournament at H. Odell Weeks Activities Center on Saturday, but his point was still true.

“I think it’s going great,” Beckner said. “Best tournament Aiken’s ever had.”

The punchline was that this was the first pickleball tournament Aiken’s hosted, with Beckner and his wife, Loretta, having brought the sport with them several years ago. Still, the reaction to Aiken as a host city was a positive one with play set to continue today.

Local travel seems to be the only aspect of the event impacted negatively by the soggy weather. Beckner said more than participants still made the trek from nine states outside of South Carolina – North Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Michigan, Alabama, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas and Kentucky.



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