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The Senior Games held the Pickleball competition which featured Mixed play, Men’s and Women’s Doubles at Lakeshore Recreation, May 14.

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Many skilled members of Saugeen Shores Pickleball Club grabbed their partners and competed together in the sport for the Saugeen Shores Senior Games. Over 30 athletes took to the courts at Lakeshore Recreation May 15 which saw players compete in Women’s Doubles, Men’s Doubles and Mixed play.

The day of play was organized by avid Pickleballer Angela Hupalo who wanted to thank Lakeshore Recreation for providing the court space and volunteer referees Joanne Marklevitz, Marcia Hesse, and Kurt Gilgan.

The day’s winners include:

Women's Doubles 55+
1st - Kim Beirnes with Cheryl Smethurst
2nd - Patty Bouchard with Monica Spaetzel

Men’s Doubles 55+
1st - Bill Whyte with Bob Wolosinecky
2nd - Darryl Urstadt with Rich Hyde

Mixed Doubles 55+
1st - Liz Kuntz with Bill Raynard
2nd - Maryann Dahmer with John Dahmer

Women's Doubles 65+
1st - Audrey Trelford with Denise Cheer
2nd - Doris Eagleson with Fran Wood

Men's Doubles 65+
1st - Frank Eagleson with Ted Mielke
2nd - Al Wood and Brian Beale

Pickleball is a year round sport in Saugeen Shores. During cooler months Pickleball is played at the United Church in Port Elgin and during the summer months at Lakeshore Recreation Tuesday to Thursday and Saturdays. Lakeshore will be holding youth lessons in the upcoming weeks.

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Fluorescent partners Patty Bouchard and Monica Spaetzel before their first match of the day, May 14 during the Pickleball portion of the Saugeen Shores Senior Games.

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Liz Kuntz makes connection with the wiffle ball while teammate Bill Raynard eyed the competition, during the Mixed play May 14.

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Fran Wood returns a serve during the Pickleball tournament, part of the Saugeen Shores Senior Games, May 14.

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Mixed Doubles partners Maryann and John Dahmer rocked matching shirts and shoes during the Pickleball tournament, May 14.

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Connie Vercillo (red) reaches high to connect with the wiffle ball while partner Mary Anne Sanvido looks on.

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