Sicamous’ West Martin-Patterson and Vernon’s Jeremy Bell were the team to beat at Kelowna’s Lakeview Heights Tennis Club Tournament.
The two were this year’s reigning team in men’s open doubles, making it five years in a row they’ve taken the top spot at this annual tournament.
“In years past we’ve really had some close matches and have been lucky to win this tournament,” says Martin-Patterson. “This year we really gelled as a team and were able to win most of our matches comfortably. It’s always a great time playing with a good friend and tennis partner. Winning the tournament is just icing on the cake.”
Participants came from Vancouver, Alberta, New Zealand, USA, the Okanagan, Kamloops and, of course Sicamous. Players ranged from amateur and collegiate players to former touring professionals.
Martin-Patterson, the District of Sicamous’ recreation and wellness co-ordinator, is looking forward to running beginner tennis lessons for youth and adults from July through August.
“One of my favorite things is sharing my passion for the game of tennis with others,” says Martin-Patterson.
Anyone wanting information on tennis lessons or any other recreation and wellness programs, may call 250-836-2477, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.