Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Sun City Hilton Head Pickleball Club News.......

Submitted by 
Joe Huber, Former USAPA Ambassador
Hilton Head, SC

On Saturday May 19, 2012, ten members of the Sun City Hilton Head Pickleball Club participated in the South Carolina Senior Sports Classic held at Francis Marion University in Florence, SC. The weather was beautiful, in the low 70's, overcast and except for some wind for a short time in the late morning, a perfect day for Pickleball.

The format was single elimination, best 2 out of 3 games to 15 points; win by 2 points with traditional scoring. There were teams from South Carolina: Sun City Carolina Lakes; Charleston; Chester; Myrtle Beach and our Sun City Hilton Head teams. Also teams came from The Villages in FL and Jacksonville, NC. The competition was wonderful and there were many really well played matches. It was as exciting to watch as it was to play and we met some really wonderful people!

Our group came away with 8 medals, including 5 GOLD.

 Mary Gilroy and Frank Piscani were double Gold winners!

Men's Doubles: 55-59 Joe Phillips and Steve Mullins, SILVER

Men's Doubles: 60-64 Ken Kiurski and Bob Grueser, GOLD

Men's Doubles: 65-69 Frank Piscani and Tom Rinehimer, GOLD

Women's Doubles: 55-59 Roxy Holub and Mary Gilroy, GOLD

Women's Doubles: 55-59 Gayla Miller and Cindy Menegay, SILVER

Mixed Doubles: 55-59 Gayla Miller and Joe Phillips, GOLD 

Mixed Doubles: 55-59 Roxy Holub and Tom Rinehimer, BRONZE

Mixed Doubles: 60-64 Mary Gilroy and Frank Piscani, GOLD

After enjoying dinner together we all drove home happy and tired after a fun-filled day! Hopefully next year more of you will join in the fun

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