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Registration opens for Jan. 20-21 pickleball tournament

Posted: December 19, 2017

Independence Kiwanis is sponsoring the second annual North Coast Classic Pickleball Tournament on Jan. 20-21 at the Independence High School Fieldhouse. Men’s and women’s doubles will be on Saturday, Jan. 20, and mixed doubles will be on Jan. 21. Doors open at 8 a.m., and play begins at 9 a.m.


Competitions will take place on 16 courts, and there are three divisions based on skill levels: 2.0-3.0, 3.5-4.0 and 4.5-5.0. Each division will have two pools of eight teams for a 16-team division. The top two places from each pool will compete head-to-head in a crossover playoff. 


Open play and skills competitions will be available after division play.


Registration ends Jan. 10. The cost is $50 per person for one competition and $60 for two. Mailed checks must be received before Jan. 10. Registration includes a T-shirt, raffle ticket and vendor gift bag. Proceeds will benefit local Kiwanis projects.


For tournament registration, payments and/or sponsorships, contact Pickleball chairperson Deborah Nicastro at or 216-233-2797. For more information about tournament play and skill levels, contact tournament director Claudia Fontana at or 216-816-1224.

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