Wednesday, March 5, 2014

First Annual Cypress Cove International Nudist Pickleball Open Results

Submitted by Mike Sullivan

(Kissimmee, FL - March 4, 2014) -- This past weekend, idyllic Florida weather and the wonderful facilities of Cypress Cove's new purpose-built Pickleball courts welcomed 26 avid Pickleball players from around the region and over two dozen fans and supporters for the First Annual Cypress Cove International Nudist Pickleball Open.

Saturday's prelims saw spirited play as competitors vied for seed ranking in Sunday's championship round. The post-play party at Cheeks and the West Pool Saturday afternoon was a blast, with 30+ players, supporters and fans enjoying a glorious day poolside in the warm Florida sun after so much great play earlier in the day. Saturday night's awards reception and group dinner for 30 players and friends at Lakeside Restaurant was a blast as well, which all paved the way for a fantastic day of exciting competition on Sunday. 

Sunday's double-elimination tournament was capped by a thrilling finals round, with the tournament not decided until the final point of the final game and some incredibly high-level play by all involved. This First Annual spring event on the beautiful new Pickleball courts at Cypress Cove was a huge success, thanks to the support of Cove management and the enthusiastic participation by so many great players.

Medal winners from the weekend:
     Gold: Scott Nelson (Satellite Beach, FL) & Ray Brown (Cypress Cove)
     Silver: Dave Meiser (Cypress Cove) & Art Alwine (Ocala)
     Bronze: Don Kelleher (Solivita) & Brendon Smith (Florence, SC)

Left to right: Dave Meiser & Art Alwine (Silver), Scott Nelson & Ray Brown (Gold),
Brendon Smith & Don Kelleher (Bronze)

The next Pickleball tournament at Cypress Cove is set for Saturday, November 22, 2014, at the 2nd Annual Cove Turkey Smash. Everyone is welcome to enter and compete!

For more information on Cypress Cove pickleball, email or visit the Cypress Cove website at

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