The Deloitte Open 2021 Pickleball Tournament was rounded out with 4 hours of exciting Finals play at Pomander Gate Tennis Club.
Bermudaís first Open Pickleball tournament saw the islandís best players step on the court together for competition. Events included Ladies, Menís, and Mixed Doubles played at 2 rating levels Ė 3.4 & below and 3.5 & above. And for the first time Singles events were offered with Ladies and Menís groupings playing at the same 2 rating levels.
Dianne McLeod-Blais reached the Final in all 3 of her events Ė showing that her background as a badminton player for the Canadian national team is already putting her ahead in a game she only took up about 2 months ago.
Chris Rego picked up a Pickleball paddle and drew on his past experience on the junior tennis circuit to power through to 2 finals at the 3.5 & above Pickleball rating level, fast hands, head fakes, and lightning movement proved to be the key to his game.
Squash Professional Noah Browne, who picked up 2 finals wins at the upper level, demonstrated that he can dominate in more than one racquet sport with enviable movement, control, touch, and feel on the Pickleball court.
Three junior players reached the Pickleball Tournament finals, Jadon Spriggs, Matthew Banner, and Cooper McGuire put in amazing performances.
Ladies Singles 3.4 & Below
11 11 Sue Chiappa defeated 09 01 Dianne McLeod-Blais