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Mayor Teddy Milner has officially declared Saturday, April 27 as PICKLEBALL DAY IN AIKEN!

You are invited to the Southern Spring Classic Pickleball Tournament at Houndslake Country Club where the Southern Pickleball Academy is hosting an Open House from 9am-4pm for all spectators. Enjoy free refreshments as you watch exciting pickleball matches! Mention that you saw this invitation on Facebook, Instagram, or our website and receive a free gift!


The Southern Spring Classic is just around the corner! We are extraordinarily blessed with many sponsors; check out their sites, linked on the Sponsors page. Please support our sponsors and make sure they know that you heard about them from the Southern Pickleball Academy!

Raffle tickets are available online today! One ticket for $10 or three for $20!



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Join us for the Southern Spring Classic Mixed Doubles Pickleball Tournament on Saturday, April 27, 2024. (Rain Date: April 28th) Hosted by the Southern Pickleball Academy at Houndslake Country Club’s NET outdoor pickleball facility in Aiken, SC, this Round Robin tournament welcomes players aged 13 and above. There will be two skill divisions: 3.0-3.49 and 3.5-3.99 categories. And you can play for FREE! Our sponsor, Discount Tires, is giving players a gift certificate for a Tire Rotation & Balance (Value $100) or $50 off tires or wheels. 

The Southern Spring Classic is an Academy fundraiser to support the growth of pickleball in our schools and to establish our post-secondary scholarship fund. Don't miss your chance to be part of the Southern Spring Classic – register today and be prepared for a day of fun pickleball competition!

*The $40 fee includes the Pickleball Brackets player fee.


The Southern Pickleball Academy is a formal public charity dedicated to the growth of pickleball by investing in our students, communities, and municipalities while fostering the valuable life skills of integrity, fair play, character, honesty, strategy, patience, and sportsmanship.

You can help when you invest your time, skills, and finances.


The Southern Pickleball Academy is a community of people dedicated to growing and improving the sport of pickleball, both locally and regionally. The most important part of us is YOU. The time, efforts, and donations provided by generous people like you are what keep the Academy going. Ever since we launched the Southern Pickleball Academy in 2023, our main focus has been to improve lives through the ever-growing market of pickleball!  Join us and be part of something that will last lifetimes.

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