Each player paid a $5 entry fee, and that will be used to help resurface/repaint the courts here at the park.
Below Nate prepares the group for the day, goes over the schedule of events, and the rules of the round robin. The first eight players take to the courts, and the rest settle in to watch the competition. And you'll notice that our Peace River Mascot , Miss Ava, also found a comfortable seat , court side; she was ready to cheer on her favorites!
The doubles was played a a random draw round robin and everyone played five games.
By the end of the doubles competition, the temperatures were well on there way to the high of the day - about 85 degrees!! Thanks to Nate and Karen there was plenty of water on hand, and the Pizza arrived just in time for lunch. Everyone moved their chairs to the other side of the courts trying to find some shade and settled in for the mixed doubles.
Congratulations to all the winners!!
Now I did not check today's predictions from Punxsutawney Phil - but the Peace River Ground Hog definitely would declare as he looked out at the crowd around the pickleball courts.....
Many shadows do I see
So six more weeks of winter it must be!
Thanks Nate and Karen for a really great day.