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Lisa Hyde and partner Richard Hyde, showed off their pickleball skills at Lakeshore Recreation in Port Elgin May 14.

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Sunshine and seniors filled the pickleball courts on Tuesday, May 14 for the 2019 Senior Games Pickleball Tournament at Lakeshore Recreation in Port Elgin. The event was sponsored by Lakeshore and played host to 13 teams with players ranging in ages from 55 to 80 years, all members of the Saugeen Shores Pickleball Club (SSPC).

The SSPC currently has 170 members who play weekly at the Port Elgin fitness facility and this year have the opportunity to serve their balls over newly installed, permanent pickleball nets. Angela Hapulo, SSPC Ambassador expressed her gratitude toward Lakeshore owners Gord and Ann MacKay for their support of the club.

The SSPC welcomes players of all skill levels and offers lessons to those who are new to the sport. Other than the Round Robin tournaments held Thursday mornings, participants do not have to be a member of the club in order to play. The eight pickleball courts at Lakeshore are open seven days a week and both the SSPC and Lakeshore Recreation have racquets available.

Winners of the Senior Games Pickleball Tournament were as follows:

Women 55+

1st place
Laura Wolosinecky / Vida Zelenka

2nd place
Fran Wood / Monika Spatezel

Men 55+

1st place
Bob Wolosinecky / Bill Whyte

2nd place
Brock Hall / Brian Wager

Mixed Doubles 55+

1st place
Kurt Gilgan / Joanne Marklevitz

2nd place
Maryann Dahmer / John Dahmer

Men 75+
1st place
Ron Mottram / Allan Murray

2nd place
Carl Battilana / Jack Konings

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Senior members of the Saugeen Shores Pickleball Club competed in the Saugeen Shores Senior Games Tournament held at the Lakeshore Recreation in Port Elgin May 14.

Gilgan

Kurt Gilgan served up some serious competition at the Lakeshore Recreation pickleball courts in Port Elgin May 14. Gilgan, along with partner Joanne Marklevitz, took first place in the 55+ Mixed Doubles category.

Abramovich

Donna Abramovich held nothing back at the 2019 Senior Games Pickleball Tournament May 14.

Wood

Fran Wood sent a solid shot back to her opponents at the Senior Games Pickleball Tournament in Port Elgin.