Local pickleball players doing well at Nanaimo included (from left) Deborah Houston

Pickleball players in fine form at Nanaimo tournament

New Comox Valley club welcomes newcomers to join them

A group of Comox Valley Pickleball Association members participated in the Nanaimo Pickleball Tournament, May 1-3 at Oliver Woods Recreation Centre.

There was a buzz of excitement in the air as up to 120 players scurried on and off the courts in orderly fashion, with local results as follows:

 

3.5

Men’s singles – silver George Marinakis.

Ladies doubles – gold Deborah Houston, Colleen Crowder.

 

Men’s doubles – silver George Marinakis, Tom Wilson.

Mixed doubles – silver Colleen Crowder, Dave Caouette.

Mixed doubles- bronze George Marinakis, Karen Peniuk.

 

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Men’s doubles – silver Ron St. Pierre, Lorne Strumecki.

 

This sanctioned event was a round robin format and winners were the first team to 15. A member of the winning team had to referee the next game, which was good experience, albeit a bit rattling for the newbies. Refs kept score and called the kitchen lines and the more experienced refs also called service foot faults.

The newly formed Comox Valley Pickleball Association encourages its members to challenge themselves and join in. It is always fun and a wonderful opportunity to play against and socialize with other players.

The CVPA welcomes anyone, at any level of play, to come out and join this fast-growing, popular sport. For more information visit their website at cvpickleball.ca

 

– Comox Valley Pickleball Association

 

 

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