E.P. “Tom” Sawyer State Park, in Louisville, will hold its second annual Pickleball Tournament on January 25 and 26, 2013. The tournament will be played at the indoor courts from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. both days.
The tournament will follow ASAPA rules and will consist of three divisions: men’s doubles, women’s doubles, and mixed doubles. Each division will have a gold group (open to ages up to 65 years old) and a silver group (ages 66 and up).
The cost is $25.00 per player with an additional $5.00 fee for anyone wanting to play in multiple divisions; each participant will receive a tee shirt. Medals will be awarded to the first, second, and third place finishers in each division.
Registration is required and should be made by January 20; and forms are available at the Recreation Office at “Tom” Sawyer or online.
Pickleball is a fun game that is played on a badminton court with the net lowered to 34 inches at the center. It is played with a perforated plastic baseball (similar to a whiffle ball) and wood or composite paddles. Pickleball was introduced to “Tom” Sawyer as an activity in 1988 and has been played there ever since.
For more information about Pickleball Tournament, call the park at (502) 429-7270.
As the only state park within Metro Louisville, E.P. “Tom” Sawyer State Park is an oasis in the urban landscape. The 580-acre E.P. “Tom” Sawyer State Park was once a farm worked by the former Central State Hospital, a mental health facility. Many remnants, such as barns and cemeteries, still remain on park property.
Recreational facilities at the park include hiking and fitness trails, an outdoor swimming pool, indoor gym, lacrosse and soccer fields, softball fields, archery range, and a BMX track. The Sawyer Hayes Community Center is available for group meetings and can be reserved by calling the park.
Located in eastern Jefferson County between Westport Road and LaGrange Road on Freys Hill Road, the park is convenient to the residents of Louisville and surrounding counties and easily found using Google Maps.
E. P. "Tom" Sawyer State Park
3000 Freys Hill Road
Louisville, KY 40241-2132
Business Office: (502) 429-3280
Recreation: (502) 429-7270