The Penticton Pickleball Club hosted 68 players for its Indoor for Outdoor Pickleball Tournament March 24 to 26.
Players from Penticton, Kelowna, Vernon, Salmon Arm, Coldstream and the Lower Mainland competed.
“The tournament went very smoothly with all the help from the volunteers,” said tournament chair Mike Wood.
The tournament raised more than $2,000, which will be used to build four more outdoor pickleball courts.
“These tournaments help with the growth of the sport by giving the players an idea on where they stand in the world of pickleball players and their ratings as well as what style of play they need to learn in order to increase their level of play,” said Wood.
The tournament featured eight divisions (mixed 4.5, men’s 4.5, mixed 4.0, women’s 4.5, women’s 3.5, men’s 3.5, women’s 4.0 and men’s 4.0). Numbers refer to players skill level.
Winning the mixed 4.5 was Mike Wood and Roberta Meaken. Winning the men’s 4.5 were Mark Dana and Andrew McKimmon. Winning the mixed 4.0 were Richard De Lange and Judith Heunis. Winning the women’s 4.5 were Roberta Meaken and Kim Kopp. Winning the women’s 3.5 were Pat Andrews and Maureen Reiter. Winning the men’s 3.5 were Joey Toolsie and Greg Thompson. Winning the women’s 4.0 were Nancy Rhea and Jayne Hackman. And winning the men’s 4.0 were Richard De Lange and Murray Feenstra.