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Lima Pickleball tournament is a success

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The 2017 Great American Pickleball Fall Classic wrapped up Sunday. The 2017 Great American Pickleball Fall Classic wrapped up Sunday.

One of the largest pickleball tournaments in Ohio took place this weekend and it happened right here in Lima.

The 2017 Great American Pickleball Fall Classic wrapped up Sunday. 90 teams competed over the weekend for medals and bragging rights. Players competed in men's, women's, and mixed categories. The tournament brought out some of the best pickleball players from Ohio and Indiana, as well as Pennsylvania and Michigan. It's the first time the tournament has been to Lima and the director says that competitions like this one are fun and good for business in Lima.

"We've brought a lot of great finances for the businesses in the area," says Tyler Hunt, the director of the program and an ambassador for the USA Pickleball Association. "We're got people eating out every night. We've brought 130 people to Lima, Ohio who had no other reason to be here other than this pickleball tournament. They're spending money at local business, local hotels, getting out in the community and it's just a great time."
 

Hunt says he hopes to bring the tournament back in the future.

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