Tuckerton Pickleball Champs Win Senior Olympics Medals

Oct 04, 2017
Supplied Photo These pickleball players from the Tuckerton area competed in the New Jersey Senior Olympics.

Those driving past Ocean County’s Tip Seaman Park in Tuckerton probably would have seen a dedicated group of local residents playing pickleball over the course of the year.

On Sept. 8 and 9, several members of this group played in the New Jersey Senior Olympics Pickleball Tournament in Woodbridge, where 175 players competed in singles, doubles and mixed doubles play. Fierce competition and breezy conditions led to some interesting matches and the local players made some noise on the courts. Local medal winners included:

Mixed Doubles: Silver Medal (55-59 bracket) Frank Muinos and Harla Pfeiffer; Men’s Doubles: Bronze Medal (55-59 bracket) Frank Muinos and Paul Giegrich, Bronze Medal (65- 69 bracket) Jim Baldwin and Joe Papola, Silver Medal (75- 79 bracket) Bruce Burchell and John Delmasto.

Women’s Doubles: Gold Medal (70-74 bracket) Linda Liebitz and Sue Winans, Bronze Medal (75-79 bracket) Eileen Marra and Robin O’Brien.

Tip Seaman Park pickleball meets on Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings plus Sunday evenings.

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