(PHOTOS) Tucker hosts 2021 Winter Pickleball Championship

Kristy Kind competes in the Tucker Parks & Recreation 2021 Winter Pickleball Championship Advanced finals on Feb. 2. Photo by Dean Hesse.

Tucker, GA — Tucker Parks and Recreation held its 2021 Winter Pickleball Championship matches at the Tucker Rec Center on Feb. 2.

Demetrius and Karla Blagininn defeated father and son duo David Ollar and David Ollar in the recreation league finals and in the advanced finals defending champions Rose Caudle and Heather Jaeger defeated the unbeaten top seed team of Kristy Kind and Tom Trippany.

Recreation Leader Joe Stewart described pickleball as a combination of tennis, badminton and Ping-Pong. It’s played with paddles and a whiffle ball on a badminton sized court with a modified tennis net and can be played doubles or singles. Registration for spring outdoor leagues starting up in March is open now.

Rose Caudle competes in the Tucker Parks & Recreation 2021 Winter Pickleball Championship Advanced finals on Feb. 2. Photo by Dean Hesse.
Kristy Kind competes in the Tucker Parks & Recreation 2021 Winter Pickleball Championship Advanced finals on Feb. 2. Photo by Dean Hesse.
Tom Trippany competes in the Tucker Parks & Recreation 2021 Winter Pickleball Championship Advanced finals on Feb. 2. Photo by Dean Hesse.
(l-r) Recreation Assistant Orin Romain and City of Tucker Director of Communications & Operations Matt Holmes provided color commentary while livestreaming the championship matches on the Parks and Rec Facebook channel along with Recreation Leader Joe Stewart who handled the officiating. Photo by Dean Hesse.
Masked and socially distanced fans watch the 2021 Winter Pickleball Advanced League Championship matches at the Tucker Recreation Center on Feb. 2. Photo by Dean Hesse.
Tom Trippany puts one over the net during the Tucker Parks & Recreation 2021 Winter Pickleball Championship Advanced finals on Feb. 2. Photo by Dean Hesse.
Rose Caudle gets a hug from teammate Heather Jaeger after the two clinched the 2021 Winter Pickleball Advanced League Championship at the Tucker Recreation Center on Feb. 2. Photo by Dean Hesse.
Kristy Kind competes in the Tucker Parks & Recreation 2021 Winter Pickleball Championship Advanced finals on Feb. 2. Photo by Dean Hesse.
Heather Jaeger serves the ball during the Tucker Parks & Recreation 2021 Winter Pickleball Championship Advanced finals on Feb. 2. Photo by Dean Hesse.
Rose Caudle competes in the Tucker Parks & Recreation 2021 Winter Pickleball Championship Advanced finals on Feb. 2. Photo by Dean Hesse.
Defending champions Heather Jaeger and Rose Caudle, on far side of net, take on the unbeaten top seed team of Kristy Kind and Tom Trippany during the Tucker Parks & Recreation 2021 Winter Pickleball Championship Advanced finals on Feb. 2. Photo by Dean Hesse.
Kristy Kind competes in the Tucker Parks & Recreation 2021 Winter Pickleball Championship Advanced finals on Feb. 2. Photo by Dean Hesse.
2021 Winter Pickleball Advanced League Champions Heather Jaeger and Rose Caudle. Photo by Dean Hesse.
2021 Winter Pickleball Advanced League Championship runners-up Kristy Kind and Tom Trippany. Photo by Dean Hesse.

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