Many of the city's pickleball players currently have to play on converted tennis courts, like these ones in Maggie Daley Park. Credit: Steven De Mar

DOWNTOWN — Pickleball is taking over once again — this time for charity.

Pickleball enthusiasts can join in the Shake Shack Pickleball Club 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday at Maggie Daley Park, 337 E. Randolph St.

Players of all levels are welcome to join, and paddles and equipment will be provided. An introduction to pickleball class runs from 9-11 a.m. and an intermediate clinic is at 10 a.m. 

The event culminates in a round-robin tournament 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., featuring men’s doubles, women’s doubles and mixed doubles.

Winners of the round-robin tournament will get a limited-edition Shack Shake Pickleball Club paddle. All participants will get free access to Shake Shack’s lemonade station and a voucher for a free burger at any Shake Shack location.

Tickets and registration are available on the Shake Shack website, with 25 percent of proceeds going to the Greater Chicago Food Depository. Tickets are $30 per person or $60 per team.

More information, registration and schedules are available on the Shake Shack website

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