Pickleball club members win place on podium in Kamloops

Five players bring hardware home to the Shuswap

The Salmon Arm Pickleball Club sent a strong contingent of players to the Kamloops Open Pickleball Tournament over the weekend of May 25 and 26.

Seventeen participants from the Salmon Arm club made the trip to Kamloops; a good time was had by all and some managed to snatch a spot on the podium. Ada Durkin and Laura Thibault, both from the Salmon Arm club, finished third in the ladies 3.0 category; Kathy Neilsen and her out of town partner Debbie Ballance won gold in that event.

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Also at the top of the podium were Jacquie Delange and Ann McGrath, winning the Ladies’ 3.5 category. Delange was also in on a silver-medalist 3.5 mixed doubles team with Dave Barrie.

Thibault also picked up a second medal, winning silver in the 3.0 mixed doubles playing with partner Paul Millar.

The pickleball club plays independently out of Klahani Park.

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