Carol Ross (foreground) gets into position for the rally as Don Ross (background) tosses up his serve during the Salmon Arm Tennis Club’s Snowball Tournament Oct. 27. (Jodi Brak/Salmon Arm Observer)

Salmon Arm Tennis Club Snowball Tournament ends in family showdown

Siblings best parents to land tournament victory

The Salmon Arm Tennis Club hosted their annual Snowball Tournament Oct. 27, capping off another season with some fun doubles play before the weather sends them packing.

In total, 18 club members competed in the tournament, which has a long history of 30 years within the tennis club. It came to a family showdown to decide the top spot, with parents Dan and Debbie Wark playing against siblings Susannah and Jackson Wark.

The agility of youth triumphed over the advantage of experience, with Jackson and Susannah besting their parents 6-4 and taking the win.

To get to the finals, the sibling duo had to face off against the championship team of Lisa-Marie and West Martin-Patterson, just edging out a victory in a 6-5 tie-breaker finish.

Related: Tennis Club moving ahead on indoor facility

While it’s not looking like club’s new indoor tennis facility will be open for play before the snow hits, work continues on the project and the steel frame for the building is complete.


 

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The winning team in the Salmon Arm Tennis Club’s Snowball Tournament, Jackson and Susannah Wark, faced off against their parents Dan and Debbie Wark in the final match of the tournament to lock down a first-place finish. (Jodi Brak/Salmon Arm Observer)

Jackson Wark tosses up his serve during the Salmon Arm Tennis Club’s Snowball Tournament Oct. 27 Jackson and his sister, Susannah, bested their parents Dan and Debbie Wark in the final match of the tournament. (Jodi Brak/Salmon Arm Observer)

Jackson Wark makes the leap to hit his serve with more force during the Salmon Arm Tennis Club’s Snowball Tournament Oct. 27. (Jodi Brak/Salmon Arm Observer)

Lisa Martin-Patterson returns a serve during the Salmon Arm Tennis Club’s Snowball Tournament Oct. 27. (Jodi Brak/Salmon Arm Observer)

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