2019 Christmas Turkey Gobbler Tournament Attracted Big Flock of Pickleball Players

Twenty-six SPC members, a handful of volunteers and numerous spectators enjoyed a morning of Christmas pickleball at the UNISUS International School in Summerland.  Thirteen teams competed in two divisions, demonstrating once again that this sport is not only great exercise, but also fun and entertaining.

This time around we had the privilege of being joined by students of the UNISUS school who not only cheered on the players but also spoiled us with yummy baked goods.  Proceeds from their cookie sale and our entrance fee were donated to a single mother refugee from Sudan, adding Christmas cheer to the occasion.

The Summerland Pickleball Club has conducted five tournaments this year.  Many thanks to the organisers, volunteers, our sponsors, club members and visitors who make these memorable events.

Warm greetings from the SPC Board to all members and friends of the club.  Enjoy a safe and joyous Festive Season!

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Teams are getting ready to play.
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A new generation of players is paying close attention.
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Fierce action on one of four courts.
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Careful record keeping made sure that everyone was treated fairly.
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Division A champions Mark and Bill with runners-up Pat and John.
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Division B champions Carol and Jürgen with runners-up Terri and Bryan.
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Linda is the proud winner of the trophy turkey sponsored by Summerland IGA.  Less yummy but just as appreciated by its new owner Michael is the exercise ball sponsored by Summerland Physio.