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NOTL Pickleball Club wins 6 medals at national championships
Dwayne Yeager and Scott Lapointe brought home gold in the men's open doubles at the North York  Cup.
Dwayne Yeager and Scott Lapointe brought home gold in the men's open doubles at the North York Cup. Supplied

Players also strike gold at North York Cup

The Niagara-on-the-Lake Pickleball Club brought home six medals across several categories at the National Pickleball Championships in Kingston.

About 950 players from across the country participated in Canada’s largest pickleball tournament in late June and the NOTL club had more than 20 competitors in the five-day tourney.

The NOTL Pickleball members who won medals include:

Jerry Eitze, with a men’s singles gold medal for ages 65 and above, a silver in the mixed doubles skill ages 65 and above, and a silver in mixed doubles ages 65-69.

Kris Guerrieri, a bronze medallist in the men’s doubles, ages 19-49.

Ron Pychel and Vera Zhang took bronze in the mixed doubles skill, ages 50 and above.

Elaine Somerville, won a bronze in the women’s doubles ages 60-69.

Following the national championships, the club also won three more gold medals at the North York Cup on July 16.

Kris Guerrieri and his partner Mario Grenier took gold in the men’s doubles, all ages.

Scott Lapointe and Dwayne Yeager won gold in the men’s doubles for all ages.

The club professional, Adam Eatoch and his partner Mark Cleminson, captured gold in the men’s doubles, open skill.

The NOTL club has more than 250 members and welcomes new members. More information about the club can be found at notlpickleball.ca.