Lamplighter Village hosts pickleball tournament


The Lakefront Battle of the Paddles at Lamplighter Village in Melbourne will draw players of all skill levels.

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Lamplighter Village in Melbourne will host the Lakefront Battle of the Paddles, a pickleball tournament for players of all abilities, at 8 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 11.

The event is open to all Brevard County players 50 and older. It is specifically organized to include beginner and novice players as well as intermediate and advanced competitors. Players will be matched in both age groups and skill levels.

Pickleball is one of the fastest growing sports in the country. The game combines many elements of tennis, badminton and pingpong. It has become a popular sport for the boomer generation.

The registration fee of $30 includes snacks, drinks, lunch and souvenir gift bags for all participants. Prizes will be awarded in all divisions. Lamplighter Village is located off of John Rodes Boulevard in Melbourne. 

For information and to register, call 321-254-0303, 321-243-8287 or 561-251-6251. The directors of the tournament also can be reached at