The Salmon Arm Tennis Club hosted its first tennis tournament of the season, The 2019 Spring Fling, Saturday 11 May.
The season's opening tournament serves as a social icebreaker tournament to get club members to swing things over during the spring.
Although it is often a hit, this year's tournament beat new country. A record number of 31 participants competed in 24 games each.
"The weather was wonderful, the companionship was excellent and the games were fun. Huge accolades for all the contestants who played lots of games. Many thanks to Sue Ford who has worked tirelessly to get the ground and clubhouse ready for the event and who bought all the prizes for the athletes. "A release from the tennis club reads.
"Marianne VanBuskirk co-led the tournament with Sue Ford – both organizers were thrilled with the enthusiastic turnout."
When the tournament ended, Dan Wark had won the men's pool with a score of 21. He was followed by Bob Langford by 16. It was a dead heat to the third place in the men's pool with a three-way tie emerging between Randy Arsenault, West Martin -Paterson and Jackson Wark; they scored every 15.
The seventeen-year-old Susannah Wark made a splash in the female division that played as part of two doubles holding each other with a score of 18 at the end of the tournament. Wark had played 48 games at the end of the day, twice as many as any other athlete.
VanBuskirk placed second place with a score of 17 and Sue Ford was awarded a decent mention with 15 points.
The Salmon Arm Tennis Club season on the road, upcoming events include: The Salmon Arm Tennis Club club tour on May 25 and 26 and the June 8 club party with the Olympic Gold Medal Daniel Nestor present.
Posted by Marianne VanBuskirik