Teachers compete in pickleball tournament for a good cause


Two White County teachers competed with friends in a pickleball tournament recently at Lipscomb University, in Nashville.

The tournament was a fundraising event for The Next Door.

According to their website, The Next Door is an organization that “provides evidence-based substance abuse and mental health services for women in an environment of faith.”

White County Middle School sixth grade social studies teacher Roger Haston and his partner, Jordan Brown, ended up winning the event. The pair won all five of their games that day.

 White County High School English 1/journalism teacher Drew Haston competed with his partner, Justin Turney.

Drew Haston and Turney ended up winning four of their five matches on the day.

“It was a fun day, but we got robbed in our second match,” said Drew Haston. “We played a team that we now refer to as ‘The Cheating Grannies.’ They called a lot of balls out that were in by a mile.”

The teams just started playing pickleball over the summer and are already looking forward to multiple events in the future.


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