Let's play pickleball in Gardner

Older adults playing pickleball, holding pickleball paddles

Johnson County residents 50 and older can beat the August heat and join in on three days of pickleball fun at the 8th Annual Regional Pickleball Tournament.

Event features 12 courts for play on Saturday and Sunday, using player ratings to assign brackets for both mixed and gender doubles.

Friday fun includes dinner, practice time and good company. Awards are presented for first, second and third place.

The tournament will take place Aug. 26-28 at New Century Fieldhouse, 551 New Century Parkway, New Century. Tournament fee is $52 after July 8.

Pre-registration is required. For more information or to register, visit https://jcprd.com/193/Pickleball-Tournament.