Saratoga stages inaugural Pickleball tourney

20 players from around the state competed in a Pickleball tournament on new Veterans Island court complex

The town of Saratoga, and the Saratoga Recreation Department, staged the 1st Annual Pickleball Tournament on Saturday, July 22, at Veterans Island. The event drew 20 players, competing in doubles, divided into two flights; beginners and intermediate level players. Most teams were local; from Saratoga and Rawlins, but a team from Cheyenne and one from Casper were also competing.

It is notable that Saratoga staged this tournament of the popular sport since just six weeks ago the courts did not exist. The new pickleball courts, located by the skateboard ramps, were the vision of Cindy Carnes and...


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