Tournament Champions

2017 Tournament    August   4th-5th

Ladies 3.0
Gold       Karen Cornell-Carrie Clay
Silver     Jeanne Harman-April Carpenter
Bronze   Linda Derrick-Tonnie Gregory

 Ladies 3.5
Gold       Karen Eldredge-Dawn Brown
Silver     Lisa Perry-Karen Crowley
Bronze   Cheryl Dunn-Susan Colton

Ladies 4.5------combined with 4.0
Gold       Kathy White-Linda Thompson
Silver      Pam Patrus-Gaye Bakos
Bronze   Lori Vancza-Anita Epperly

 Men’s 3.0
Gold       Marc Miller-Bruce Evans
Silver      Tony Brewer-Don Maher
Bronze    Rick Everts-Larry Gibbs

Men’s 3.5
Gold       Mike Strahine-Steve Sun
Silver     Jim Grobmyer-Tom Wesselman
Bronze    Jerry Ernst- Ken Palmer

On August 4-5, 2017, Middletown hosted it’s 10th Annual Pickleball Tournament. There were 150 participants from 7 states.

   We had free massages by Roman, of Roman Massage and Fitness On Friday, Stanley Volkens provided pizza and applesauce for the players. On Saturday we had a hot dog lunch sponsored by Middletown Tube Works. Tammy Brewer was on hand to sell her home produced honey.

   This year there was a raffle table. Paddles, bags, tee shirts and visors were donated from some of the biggest names in Pickleball. Raffle tickets were sold also for jewelry and restaurant gift certificates. Also, lots of goodies for the scorekeepers and volunteers.

  A heavy downpour may have dampened the courts, but it couldn’t stop the fun. While the men were drying the courts, the pickleball ladies—and a couple brave men—got the line dancing going. Lead by Connie Peavley with music provided by Tony Brewer.

  The tournament cannot run smoothly without help from all our members. Special thanks to all those who came both mornings at 6:30 am to set up and those who stayed late to put things away. Always grateful for all the tables, canopies and long hours.

  As usual, our players came through with donations of fruit, snacks and cookies as well as ice, plates, forks and napkins. Many thanks to Connie Peavley for organizing all the volunteers. Thanks also to Jennifer Moon and Allison Schneidler for handling the raffle table. Big thank you to Todd Jungling for holding score keeping clinics.

  This tournament also cannot run without the head scorekeepers, David and Paula Leighton. Thank you.

  The law group of Combs, Schaefer, Ball, and Little of Middletown, provided us a cake honoring our 10th anniversary. The cake was made at Central Pastry of Middletown. 

  A special thank you to Stanley and Marcia Volkens, without whom Middletown Pickleball would not exist.


Men’s 4.0---no men’s 4.5
Gold       Bert Wray-Bill Sergent
Silver      Dave Newman-Tom Sparks
Bronze   William Taylor-Mark Menges 

Mixed 3.0
Gold       Marc Miller-Sue Miller
Silver     Dale Schnarr-Jeanne Harman
Bronze   Larry Gibbs-Chiqui Aull 

Mixed 3.5
Gold       Karen Eldredge-Marty Flint
Silver     Cindy Frericks-Steve Wentzell
Bronze    Steve Griffith-Dawn Brown

Mixed 4.0
Gold       Pam Patrus-Bert Wray
Silver     Bryan Canter-Bambi Puckett
Bronze   Sharron Adkins-Randall Smith

Mixed 4.5
Gold       Tom Sparks-Mary Kozak
Silver      Linda Thompson-Andy Thompson
Bronze    Lori Vancza-Eric Hurst

Tournament Directors Michele Cook & Gayle Lear