The Canadian Mental Health Association’s Pickleball for Mental Health tournament was a smashing success! Held September 16 – 18, 2022, the tournament helped the Association exceed its fundraising goal of $50,000. Thanks to all who volunteered, played, watched, and participated in the silent auction and raffles.
Congrats to Penticton Pickleball Club members who took home medals from the tournament.
Men’s Doubles 4.0 – Gord Barnes and Don Brain (gold), Rob Ferguson (silver), Michael Daley and Don MacIntyre (bronze)
Men’s Doubles 3.0, 3.5 – Mark Hammerquist and Dean Gatenby (gold), Rob Sinkewich and Fred Preston (silver)
Mixed Doubles 3.0 – Ronna Pearson and Dan Pearson (gold), Leslie Fillion and Don Milne (silver)
Mixed Doubles 3.5 Age 60+ – Monica Weeks (gold), Jane Dumontet and Larry Ewanchuk (silver), Susan Munro (bronze)
Mixed Doubles 3.5 Any Age – Helena Konanz and Adam Konanz (bronze)
Mixed Doubles 4.0 – James Beaumont (gold), Lori Burgoyne and Gord Barnes (silver), Helen Tidder (bronze)
Mixed Doubles 4.5+ – Kim Coleman and Kham Douangpanya (bronze)
Women’s Doubles 3.0 – Jeannie Lister and Lori Needham (silver), Donna Hammerquist and Leanne Barnes (bronze)
Women’s Doubles 3.5 Any Age – Lori Burgoyne (bronze)
Women’s Doubles 4.0 – Denise Milne and Susan Hatfield (gold), Helena Konanz and Lesley Bumby (silver)
Women’s Doubles 3.5 Age 60+ – Monica Weeks (gold), Ronna Pearson and Susan Munro (silver), AnnaMaria Di Lorenzo and Janet White (bronze)
Women’s Doubles 4.5+ – Kim Coleman (silver)
Spectators had fun!
Organizer Leah Schulting
Volunteer Announcer and Scoreboard Updater Dave Burgoyne
The Referee Desk – refs answered rules questions and reffed the medal matches. Getting ready are Carol Hermesh, Dianne Hill and Leslie Fillion.
Court Hosts helped players get to the right courts and kept the schedule moving. Shown here are Leanne Barnes, Tom Kopp, Lawrence Isaac and Ernie Treichel.
Dave Scott demonstrates the backhand.
Sheila Staring handily manages a shot.
Mary Wu on the attack
Lee Abel with great focus
Kim Coleman watches the ball leave her paddle
Kham Douangpanya stretches out for a winner
Lori Burgoyne and Gord Barnes showing the pickleball spirit
4.5+ Mixed Doubles with gold medal winners Roberta Meakin and Bernie David, silver medalists Nancy Wignall and Brett Macpherson, and bronze medalists Kim Colemen and Kham Douangpanya
Mixed Doubles 4.0 podium with gold medalists Tenille Beaumont and James Beaumont, silver medalists Lori Burgoyne and Gord Barnes, and bronze medalists Helen Tidder and Steve Tidder