29th Annual Senior Games - Pickleball a hit!
by Tiffany Wilson

May 19, 2016


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Saugeen Shores hosted it’s 29th Annual Senior Games May 9th to the 19th for adults 55+ testing a variety of their skills with a mixture of activities to choose from.   Eleven games were played at various venues throughout Saugeen Shores including 8 Ball and crokinole, bid euchre to more physical activities such as swing bowling and pickleball. 

Thirty senior ‘Pickleballers’ were out in full force Tuesday (May 17) at Lakeshore Recreation Centre in Port Elgin, competing for the top spot in hopes to qualify to advance to the District Games to be held May 30 to June 10. 

Ted Mielke shares his game paddle with youngster Chayce Wilson-Paterson 

Teammates Denise Cheer and Audrey Telford both go for the wiffle ball during a pickleball match

Saugeen Shores Pickleball Club co-Ambassador Angela Hupalo explains the rules of the game and tournament to the next group of ladies up to play a pickleball match

Participants Dianne Dalton, Peter Windsor, Rosemary Lawrence and Stuart Lawrence congratulate each other in good spirits after a game well-played

The Games will wrap up with participants and sponsors being recognized and celebrated during an afternoon awards banquet Friday (May 20) at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 340 in Port Elgin. 

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Fran Wood makes a great serve during a pickleball match

The cheering squad!

Teammates Brian Beale and Al Wood both anticipate where the wiffle ball will go during an intense match

Stuart Lawrence makes a nice serve that rockets straight down the middle between opponents Dianne Dalton and Peter Windsor 

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