Thursday, August 24, 2023
Mackay and Whitsunday Life
Seven Whitsunday pickleball players joined 80 players in the Queensland Pickleball Tour (QPT) event in Townsville over the weekend.
With most playing in a tournament situation for the first time, the Whitsunday team were ecstatic to win silver in the men’s doubles 30 and under, women’s over 60’s doubles event and over 60’s mixed doubles.
They also received bronze in the 35 + mens doubles and 30 and under mixed doubles.
Competition was strong with players coming from Cairns, Tully, Townsville, Bowen, Whitsundays, Mackay, Hervey Bay, Sunshine Coast and Gold Coast.
The Queensland Pickleball Tour holds a series of tournaments throughout the state and this year they were held in Mooloolaba, Townsville, Hervey Bay and the Gold Coast.
Thirteen courts were marked off at Townsville Tennis with its stunning backdrop of Castle Hill.
Pickleball is currently being played at Pickleball Whitsundays in Cannonvale and Montes Resort near Hydeaway Bay.
Watch this space for more venues in the near future.
Contributed with thanks to Lorraine Christiansen.
Lorraine, Dave, Sheridan, Yoko and Frank enjoy play in Townsville. Photo supplied