Registration for the Hannibal Parks & Recreation Spring Pickleball League is now open. Participants may sign up for the leisure, the intermediate or the competitive league.

Play will be on Thursday evenings at the Admiral Coontz Recreation Center, starting March 1 and ending April 12. There will be no games April 5 due to an event at the Admiral Coontz Recreation Center. There will be a tournament for the competitive league on April 19.

There are 32 spots available and the leagues typically fill up well before the deadline date. The schedule will be determined after all registrations are received. The cost is $25 per team.

The registration deadline is Feb. 19. Registration is available at the Hannibal Parks & Recreation office at City Hall, 320 Broadway. More information is available by calling Jenna McDonald at 573-221-0154 or emailing jmcdonald@hannibal-mo.gov.

The winter pickleball league ended December 21. Pickleball has been very popular in Hannibal, with leagues at Admiral Coontz Recreation Center and outdoor courts at Norfolk & Southern Multisports Complex.

Pickleball combines many elements of tennis, badminton and ping-pong. It is played on a badminton-sized court and a slightly modified tennis net with a paddle and a plastic ball similar to a wiffle ball.

Pickleball equipment and courts are available for play at the Admiral Coontz Recreation Center, which is open 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday.