Recreation

Recreation Briefs, March 26: Sun City set to host Pickleball Classic

SUN CITY SET TO HOST PICKLEBALL CLASSIC

This weekend, Sun City will be hosting the Low Country Pickleball Classic, a three-day tournament that will bring in players from several states.

Some men's and women's doubles matches will be played Friday afternoon. The tournament continues Saturday with more men's and women's doubles, beginning at 8 a.m. Sunday's matches will feature the mixed doubles divisions, also starting at 8 a.m.

Pickleball is played on a court about a quarter of the size of a tennis court (20 feet by 44 feet) with a net 34 inches high. Players hit a Wiffleball with a square wooden racket about the size of racquetball racket. Only the serving team can score, and the first team to 11 wins.

RADAKOVICH TO SPEAK AT PENN STATE LUNCHEON

Former Penn State player and assistant coach Dan Radakovich will be the featured speaker at the Penn State Alumni Lowcountry Chapter's annual luncheon on Saturday, April 5, at the Country Club of Hilton Head.

Alumni, guests and fans are welcome to attend. Cost of the event is $20.

Radakovich was a linebacker at Penn State from 1954-56, and then coached for the Nittany Lions from 1957-69 under Rip Engle and Joe Paterno. Radakovich moved on to the NFL, where he was an offensive line coach for the Pittsburgh Steelers dynasty in the 1970s. He spent 48 years in collegiate and professional coaching before his retirement in 2008.

For reservations, contact alumni chapter treasurer Judy Lowry at jblowry@hargray.com.

SUN CITY SOFTBALL TEAM WINS TOURNAMENT

The Sun City travel softball team claimed the championship of the ISSA Myrtle Beach Senior Softball Invitational this weekend.

Sun City went 5-0 in the double-elimination tournament, facing teams from Wake Forest, Charlotte and Myrtle Beach in the 60 AA age bracket.

Sun City's Ken Abshier was named tournament MVP after hitting .733 with 12 RBIs and several timely hits.

Also helping Sun City were Dean Waters (.846 avg, 10 RBIs), Randy Johnson (12 hits, .750 avg., outfield defense), Doug Baker (11 hits, 10 RBIs), Dennis Jackson (11 hits, 6 RBIs), Don Feldkamp (7 hits, 7 RBIs), Rick Dory (9 hits), Tom DaParma (10 hits, 6 RBIs). Shortstop Baker and second baseman Waters combined for five double plays in the tournament.

DEVELOPMENTAL VOLLEYBALL PROGRAM OFFERED

Boys and girls, grades 3 through 7, who are interested in learning volleyball or improving their volleyball skills are invited to attend the Bluffton High School Beginner/Developmental Volleyball Program.

Sessions will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. every Tuesday from April 8 to May 27. Players must register by April 3.

The cost of the program is $60. Participants will receive a program T-shirt.

For more information or to enroll in the program, contact coach Al Stern at Spiker149@hargray.com or 843-705-5293.

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