Jackson TN Pickleball Represents in Missouri Tournament
Pickleball is the fastest growing sport in the United States, and the Jackson area has a thriving Pickleball community, consisting of several hundred people. A group of players from Jackson recently competed in a tournament in Cape Girardeau, Missouri, bringing back an assortment of medals with them. The weekend of February 26 – 27, 2022, over 30 Pickleball players from the Jackson area went to a tournament in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. The tournament was held at the Cape Girardeau Sportsplex and hosted over 400 participants. Our area was well represented, with 7 teams from the Jackson area bringing home medals. Jackson teams brought home 5 bronze medals, one silver, and one gold in a variety of skill and age groups.
Pickleball could be described as a cross between tennis, badminton, and ping pong. It is played on courts indoors or outdoors. Jackson currently has 6 permanent Pickleball courts located at Conger Park. There are a few indoor Pickleball locations in the area as well, such as the Milan YMCA and the South Jackson Community Center.
The Jackson Pickleball Association has organized league play 3 times a year – spring, summer, and fall – and sometimes holds an all-women’s league, as well. The 2022 spring league begins on March 22, 2022.
Net Results Pickleball hosts 2 tournaments annually at Conger Park in Jackson, the Jackson Summer Classic and the Jackson Fall Classic. Each of these tournaments historically records nearly 200 players. Registration is open now for the 2022 Jackson Summer Classic on May 13 – 15.
You can register for the Jackson Summer Classic online now (https://www.pickleballtournaments.com/tournamentinfo.pl?tid=5962). For information on organized league play, join the Jackson Pickleball Association Facebook group. For other information on Pickleball in Jackson, call 731-425-8333.