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First USAPA Mid-South Regional Tournament

 The Mid-South Region completed the very first  USAPA Regional Tournament in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The tournament included young and old competing in a three day,  tier 4 USAPA sanctioned tournament.

Comments from our Mid-South Ambassador, Tom Burkhart:

I want to thank all of the participants, volunteers, spectators, and donors for their involvement in the first Mid-South Regional Tournament.  This was truly a team effort.

The 'social',  held the evening before competition began, was highlited by the announcement of Maureen "Mo" Armstrong, as the first recipient of the Mid-South Region Pickleball Pioneer award.  The award is given for outstanding service to the game of pickleball.  (Read more about 'Mo' on this website)

In three days, slightly over 100 players, from six states,  duked it out in doubles, mixed, and singles competition.  These were all double elimination matches.  The quality of play was high throughout the tournament.  All champions in each division were invited to participate in a 'Champion of Champions' one game match, single elimination tournament.  Needless to say, these matches were full of pressure and fierce competition.

We are already looking forward to planning next year's event.  We hope to see all those who participated this year and certainly invite those who were not able to attend, to come and join the fun next year.
  -- Tom Burkhart

 Check out the Slide show below of our medal winners!!
  Click here to See tournament results


Medal Winners

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