I wanted to send out the great news that all 6 Toledo players that participated in the Royal Oak Skill Level Pickleball Tournament this weekend, brought home medals!
On Friday, Connie Mierzejewski and her partner Becky Rheam took Silver in the Women’s Doubles 3.0 Bracket.
Saturday, Tom Wells and his partner Gary Ball won Gold in the Men’s Doubles 5.0 Bracket. Al Hager and his partner Pat McPhail won Silver in the Men’s Doubles 5.0. Jeff Foster and Tom Lindsley won Bronze in the Men’s Doubles 3.0 Bracket.
Sunday, Al Hager and his partner Martha Wasserman took Silver in the Mixed Doubles 5.o. Tom Wells and I won Gold in the Mixed Doubles 4.0 Bracket.
It was a wonderful tournament and it was great to have so many Toledo players involved. Also, a special thanks to Gary & Lee Dodds and the family of Tom Wells who made the hour plus drive to cheer us all on!
It is my hope that more and more Toledo players will consider playing in the local tournaments. It really is a lot of fun, you meet some great folks and I always learn something new about the game.
Congratulations to everyone! I think the Michigan players are starting to believe we really do play pickleball in Toledo!
If you have not played in a tournament and you are interested in finding out more, here is the link to the USAPA website tournament schedule http://www.usapa.org/schedule/index.php
The next tournament in Michigan is in Hartland MI, which is about and hour and twenty minutes from Toledo. Here is the link for more information http://www.usapa.org/file/mi/2011_1021_hartland.pdf
See you on the courts!