Sunday, May 5, 2013

Island Rec Center Sponsors First Hilton Head Island Pickleball Tournament

Submitted by John Dreier

On Friday, April 26th and Saturday, April 27th 50 pickleball players from as far away as New York and Florida played in a Men’s Doubles, Women’s Doubles, and Mixed Doubles pickleball tournament at the Rec Center facility. The level of play was excellent because participants included ranked players with lots of tournament experience. This made the medal rounds especially exciting. 

Players and onlookers alike enjoyed the tournament and there were many requests that this become an annual sporting event on the island. This tournament raised funds for the Island Rec Center that will be used to support the pickleball program there. 

Medal winners were:

Men’s Doubles    
Bronze - Dennis Zeleski/Pedro Arevalo
Silver - John Dreier/Mitch Laine
Gold - Bob Grueser/Ken Kiurski

Women’s Doubles
Bronze - Joyce Bridwell/Mickey Hoehl
Silver - Teresa Shull/Trish Snyder
Gold - Denise Boutin/Nancy Whiteman
Mixed Doubles 
Bronze - Frank Piscani/Mickey Hoehl
Silver - Ken Kiurski/Cathy Taylor
Gold - Teresa Shull/Sean Shull
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