The Hannibal Parks & Recreation Winter Pickleball League ended last week with a single-elimination tournament in the competitive division.
Bill Baker and Jacob Hammock were the winners; with Tom Batenhorst and Jeff Riley winning second place. Matt Maple and Alicia Kestner won the intermediate division with the overall best record. There were six teams in the competitive league and 10 teams in the intermediate division and eight teams in the leisure league. There will be another pickleball league in the fall.
Hannibal Parks & Recreation is offering Drop-In Pickleball on some Tuesday evenings starting Tuesday, March 5.
Drop-In Pickleball will be 5:30-8:30 p.m. March 5, 12, 19, 26 and April 9, 16, 23 and 30. Each participant must pay $5 per night.
Drop-In Pickleball allows players to “drop in” and play games. Courts will be designated for competitive, intermediate and leisure players. Four players start on a court; when a game is complete, the winners will remain on the court and separate. The losers will go to the bench. Two new players from the bench will join the new game. This system allows people to play with new partners.
Portable pickleball courts are used at the Rec Center, there can be up to four courts at a time. There are six designated pickleball courts at Huckleberry Park.