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Harbor Club’s Epic Pickleball Tournament on April 20th

Tuesday, Apr 30, 2024  |  Harbor Club  |  Health and Wellness
Pictured above: Medal winners (L-R)Sue Hagen, Walter Straus, Lisa Soeters, Billy Adams, and Linda and John Fitzpatrick.
Photo Credit: Leigh Lofgren

In recent years, a sport has emerged that blends fun, strategy, and a sense of community like never before. Welcome to the exciting world of pickleball, where players of all ages and skill levels come together on the court to experience the thrill of competition and the joy of camaraderie.

On April 20th, the Harbor Club Pickleball Association hosted an exclusive tournament solely for its members, drawing 38 eager participants. This event, open to players of all skill levels, was not just about the game but also about the tight-knit sense of community offered at Harbor Club. Among them were intermediate and advanced skill players, uniting for an exciting display of competition on the Harbor Club Pickleball Courts.

The tournament included eight rounds, with partners and opponents rotating after each game. Each match had a standard duration of 10 minutes. During the morning, door prizes were formally announced and distributed to winners. The overall points winners were officially acknowledged and announced after the matches’ conclusion. The recipients of these accolades are listed below:

In the women’s category, the top performers were awarded as follows:

  • Gold went to Sue Hagen
  • Silver to Linda Fitzgerald
  • Bronze to Lisa Soeter

For the men’s category, the distinguished winners were honored as follows:

  • Gold was claimed by Walter Straus
  • Silver by Billy Adams
  • Bronze by Mike Fitzgerald

The esteemed event organizers include Steele King, Sandra Sandling, Jose Perez, and Sue Hagen. Meanwhile, Bobby Richardson and Felton Sandling dutifully fulfilled the scorekeeper role, ensuring participants and spectators enjoyed a thoroughly fun morning. Leigh Lofgren photographed the event and is the proud founder of the Harbor Club Pickleball Ladies League.

Being a part of Harbor Club means enjoying perks like the pickleball courts, but it’s just the beginning. It’s about joining a vibrant community, about finding a place where you belong. For those interested, whether resident or non-resident, more details about memberships can be found on our dedicated webpage or by reaching out to Don Forchilli, our Membership Director. If you’re seeking amenities and an active lifestyle, Harbor Club offers homes of various sizes to suit every life phase. Kathy Phillips, our Sales Director, is eager to discuss the range of homes and lots available in this gated community nestled along the shores of Lake Oconee. Join us and experience the Relaxed Luxury of Harbor Club.

Photo Credit: Leigh Lofgren