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Locals play in pickleball tourney


Last updated 7/18/2013 at Noon

Alex Hamner, left, and Jennifer Lucore celebrate the last match in Singles play on the fourth day of the Southern California Summer Classic Pickleball Tourney.

OCEANSIDE – Pickleball has grown throughout the San Diego County area, and there are now over 20 venues to play this easy-to-learn sport for all ages. The most recent tournament held at Melba Bishop Community Center, the inaugural Southern California Summer Classic Pickleball Tourney June 21 to 24, is an indication of how far the players will travel to compete.

Participants included top players from Washington, Oregon, Montana, Colorado, New Mexico, Tennessee, Arizona and all over California. “The level of play was awesome and the spectators enjoyed watching all the fun everyone was having,” said John Ramirez, tournament director.

Area pickleball courts are available at Fallbrook Community Center, Castle Creek Resort, and Melba Bishop Community Center. For court locations and play times, log onto and click on to “Places to Play.”

“Today friends now ask me where to play…not what is pickleball?” said Beverly Youngren, USAPA ambassador San Diego County. She can be reached at for further information about this sport for all ages.

Below are the local winners; for all results, log onto and click on “Tournament Results.”

Singles – Women Open

Jennifer Lucore Gold

Alex Hamner Silver

Women’s Doubles Open

Jennifer Lucore/Alex Hamner Gold

Adina Jones/Christine Barksdale Silver

Men’s Doubles Open

Mike Gates/Billy Jacobsen Silver

Mixed Doubles Open

Jennifer Lucore/Chris Miller Silver

Women’s Doubles 4.0

Jane Porphir/Linda Sanford Bronze

Women’s Doubles 4.5

Julie Haney/Yvonne Sanchez Silver

Pat Carroll/Betsy Moore Bronze

Men’s Doubles 3.5

Tom Glavas/Don Ream Bronze

Men’s Doubles 4.0

Peter Sidlauskas/Fred Peppe Bronze

Men’s Doubles 4.5

Tony Brambila/Adrian Brambila Silver

Trevor Zbinden/John Ramirez Bronze

Mixed 4.0

Jane Porphir/Joe Sirimarco Gold

Mixed 4.5

Leticia Brambila/Tony Brambila Silver

WD 19+

Wendy Garrido/Darcie Jacobsen Gold

Treena Negrete/Tonja Major Silver

WD 35+

Adina Jones/Heidi Hancock Gold

Jennifer Lucore/Alex Hamner Silver

WD 50+

Gail Dacey/Mona Burnett Gold

Cindy Crisp/Leslie Anderson Silver

WD 60+

Beverly Youngren/Barb Winthroub Gold

Jane Porphir/Linda Sanford Silver

MD 35+

Mike Gates/Billy Jacobsen Silver

MD 50+

Jeff Tanaka/Tim Frazee Gold

Randy Zbinden Sr/Bill Propert Silver

MD 60+

Bob Youngren/Steve Knapp Gold

Randy Narramore/Mike Corbett Silver

Women’s Singles 4.0

Jane Porphir Gold

Jackie Harris Bronze

Men’s Singles 4.0

Terry Streit Silver

Mixed 35+

Jennifer Lucore/Mike Stahl Silver

Alex Hamner/Mark Friedenberg Bronze

Mixed 50+

Cathy Parkhurst/Erne Perry Silver

Julie Haney/Ken Follis Bronze

Mixed 55+

Bob Youngren/Roxanne Pierce Gold

Mixed 60+

Jane Porphir/Mike Corbett Gold

Trudie Stapleton/Ken Guillaumin Silver

Local pickleball players Don Ream and Tom Glaavas keep the ball in play on their way to a bronze medal

Mixed 65+

Gail Dacey/Dennis Dacey Gold

Randy Narramore/Linda Hoggatt Silver

Marc Rudich/Barb Wintroub Bronze


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