On Thursday night, Dec 6th 2018, the Myrtle Beach Pickleball Club held it's annual Christmas party the Doubletree Resort by Hilton in Myrtle Beach. This party also served as the closing of the year long planning and execution of the 2018 USAPA Mid-Atlantic Regional Pickleball Tournament. This tournament was host by the club and held in Oct at the Myrtle Beach Sports Center.
The tournament ended up being the largest single tournament in the history of South Carolina with 400 participants. The post tournament feedback was overwhelmingly positive and was rated 4.5 out of 5 in a post tournament survey.
As a result of the tournament, the club was able to make a donation of $20,000 to New Directions, the homeless charity in Myrtle Beach servicing men, women, families and veterans.