Missouri Southern to Host Second Annual Pork & Pickleball Tournament

Image Credit: Curtis Almeter, Missouri Southern State University

(Joplin, MO) – The second annual Pork & Pickleball Tournament will be held Thursday and Friday, July 28 and 29, in Beimdiek Recreation Center at Missouri Southern State University (MSSU).

The event has been expanded to two days, and proceeds will benefit the Area Agency on Aging-Region X and the university’s Lion Co-Op, said Steve Benfield, director of recreational services.

“Last year it was only open to our campus community and we had a great turnout,” he said. “This year, we are excited to announce that we are opening the tournament to the greater Joplin and surrounding communities.

“It will be a little different from other area tournaments as we will be feeding our participants and offering a ‘beginners’ clinic before the event starts. There will also be awards for the best team name and best team uniforms.”

The tournament will feature men’s doubles, women’s doubles, and mixed doubles.

Registration is $30 for recreation center members and $40 for non-members. There will be a $10 discount for those who donate two items from the Co-Op’s wish list. The entry fee will include a boxed lunch.

Registration details, a tournament schedule and the Co-Op wish list are available by clicking here.

For more information, contact Benfield at 417.625.9693 or Benfield-S@mssu.edu.


Steve Benfield, Director of Recreational Services
Missouri Southern State University

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