Saturday, June 20, 2009

Spring tournament results

1st Ever Regional Pickleball Tournament Sun City Mesquite

Tournament Directors John Ramirez and Jim Eggenberger were delighted with the excellent attendance at the first ever Regional Pickleball Tournament conducted at Sun City Mesquite on May 16, 2009. The attendance more than doubled their expectations. 59 teams from Arizona, Nevada and Utah kept courts busy from 8:00 am until 7:00 pm. There was doubles competition in six different categories.


Men’s Open: 1st Bill Dysert & Steve Hafen
2nd Rob Roy & Bob Bock

Women’s Open: 1st Jo Hancock & Diane Shanklin
2nd Carol Weber & Janet Lasick

Mixed Open: 1st Ginger Miller & Steve Hafen
2nd Cathy Powell & Sanjoy Bhattacharya

Men’s Beginners/Intermediate: 1st Ron Allen & Anthony Allen
2nd Arthur McQuade & Jim Duranceau

Women’s “ “ 1st Anna Lindsey & Pat Kinner
2nd Bobbie Cooper & Anita Lewis

Mixed “ “ 1st Diane Shanklin & Carson Spencer
2nd Denise Allen & Ron Allen

Several USA Pickleball Association National and Regional leaders attended this inaugural tournament. Earl Hill, Chairman, Pickleball Ambassadors in the USA from Surprise, Arizona; Don Odle, Western Regional Director, from St George, Utah; Pickleball Ambassadors Jo Hancock, Surprise, AZ, Char Schulte, Las Vegas, NV and Marty Grossman, St George, UT.

The fast growing sport of Pickleball is a designed for all ages. Players in this tournament ranged from their 20s to well over 70. Interestingly, the older players won most of the events. Anyone interested in learning more about the sport, contact Jim Eggenberger at 702 613-4244

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