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Pickleball: Lisburn leads the way with multi-nations event

Pickleball? Yes, Pickleball.

The sport of Pickleball is relatively new to Northern.Ireland.. but that's about to change... big-time.

This weekend the Lisburn Pickleball Club is staging a two-day multi-nation tournament to showcase the sport.

Lisburn deputy mayor Alliance councillor Amanda Grehan will open the proceedings.

The Lisburn Autumn Inter-Club Tournament gets under way at the Lagan Valley Leisureplex at Lisburn Leisure Park, starting this Saturday September 1, at 9am.

"The competition is the first of its kind here and it introduces a British and Irish flavour, with invited players coming from Wales, Scotland, England and the Republic of Ireland in friendly competition," said Stephanie Lynas, chairperson of Lisburn Pickleball Club.

"Pickleball can be played by children as well as adults. Our oldest player on the day is 90 years young.

"The purpose of the event is to provide competition within the city council area and to form friendships within the Pickleball community.”

“Click on the link below to check out the short video clip to get an insight into the sport of Pickleball. Come up and give it a try,'' added media contact Sean Higgins.

https://www.bbc.com/news/av/uk-england-sussex-44703318/pickleball-could-be-coming-to-a-park-or-gym-near-you?SThisFB

 

 

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