UPDATE: We are postponing this tournament to a later date this year. If you are interested in being part of this, please send us a direct message with your email and phone number and we will contact you when it approaches.

Local Pickleball Tournament Benefits Youth Programs

Pickleball is a sport gaining popularity with all ages. The Henry County YMCA has many pickleball players within its membership, and the nearby Preserve at Northfield Village will soon have it’s own pickleball courts.

The Henry County YMCA is partnering with ERA Integrity Real Estate and The Preserve at Northfield Village to present “Pickle for a Purpose.” This is a recreational pickleball tournament for beginning and intermediate players that will benefit young athletes who need financial assistance to participate in sports, swimming lessons, and dance classes at the Henry County YMCA.

The tournament is happening Friday, April 26, through Sunday, April 28, at the Henry County YMCA. There will be Men’s Doubles, Women’s Doubles, and Mixed Doubles divisions. Tournament games will be rally scoring up to 15 points (win by 2) with double elimination. Men’s Doubles games will be on Friday, Mixed Doubles on Saturday Morning, and Women’s Doubles on Sunday afternoon. Medals will be awarded at the end of each day to the top team.

Registration is $60 per team with each registration covering the cost for a young person in need to participate in a team sport at the Y. All participants will receive a T-shirt and a guest pass to the Henry County YMCA. Snacks will be available for sale, and a model home at The Preserve at Northfield Village will be open for tours.

The “Pickle for a Purpose” tournament is part of the Henry County YMCA’s “This is Y” campaign supporting youth programs.

“We’re honored to be part of making a difference in our community,” noted Susan Falck-Neal, Owner, ERA Integrity. “Our team sees the value of having the Henry County YMCA located so close to the new housing addition, The Preserve at Northfield Park. Celebrating this along with our partners at the Y is an exciting opportunity.”

Todd York is spearheading the tournament organization, with the help of several pickleball players who have shared advice on the tournament.

“Pickleball players are passionate and enthusiastic about their sport. We’re excited that many of the players who are active at the Y are also passionate and enthusiastic about giving every child the chance to participate in a sport or lesson,” York expressed. “At the end of the day, it’s for the kids.”

Sign up for “Pickle for a Purpose” by visiting the Henry County YMCA front desk.