Three Thanet Schools came together today to host the very first inter schools Pickleball Tournament in the UK. This “sour name, sweet game” racquet sport has been exploding across Kent in recent months. PE Departments have started to acknowledge that pickleball is finally a racquet sport that can be mastered by children with relative ease due to the slower speed of play compared to the more traditional sport of Tennis. The tournament, hosted by St Anthony’s school in Margate saw children from Cliftonville Primary, St Peter’s in Thanet Junior school and St Anthony’s school come together to battle it out for the winning spot. St Peters doubles partners walked away with the medal haul, marginally beating Cliftonville Primary 15 games to 14.