Winter pickleball winners announced for Hannibal Parks and Recreation league


From left, Jacob Hammock and Jay Johnson finished in first place, and Justin and Jack Parker in second in the competitive division. | Photo courtesy of Hannibal Parks and Recreation

HANNIBAL, Mo. — The Hannibal Parks and Recreation winter pickleball league ended Tuesday, Feb. 28 with a single-elimination tournament in the competitive division.

Thirteen teams participated in the competitive league, and seven teams in the intermediate division. Winners of the tournament were Jay Johnson and Jacob Hammock with Justin and Jack Parker finishing in second place. Andrew and Alicia Kestner won the intermediate division with the overall best record.

Hannibal Parks and Recreation will be offering drop-in pickleball from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. on the following Tuesdays at the Admiral Coontz Recreation Center: March 7, 14, 21 and 28 and April 11, 18 and 25. Cost is $5 per participant each 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.

More information about drop-in pickleball is available by calling 573-221-0154 or by visiting

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