Sunday, October 2, 2016

Don's Blog Here's a gherkin for you 10-2-16

This week-end was the Inaugural Gherkinball Tournament at the Tennis and Pickleball Courts
at the  Innsbrook Resort in Innsbrok Missouri. The courts have been newly resurfaced and six pickleball courts have been lined in yellow over the three white lined tennis courts. The tennis nets separate the courts and lower portable pickleball nets are wheeled in to create two pickleball courts per tennis court. The portable nets are stored at the sides when not in pickleball use.

In case you wondered a gherkin is a young green cucumber - angourion is medieval Greek for cucumber which became gurk in Slavic for a young green pickled cucumber.

This initial pickleball tournament was ably run by Innsbrookian Mike Chapin and a host of pickleball enthusiasts. There were 91 players registered for this doubles event. Players came from as far as Chicago and Columbia, Missouri. The tournament was a fund raiser for the CCAC (Concerned Citizens for Animal Control of Warren County) sponsored well by Tracy Sator of Innsbrook. Their ultimate goal is to build an Animal Rescue Center.

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