INAUGURAL BRENHAM PICKLEBALL TOURNAMENT A HUGE SUCCESS

Brenham Pickleball just completed their inaugural “Brenham Charity Challenge Tournament” benefiting the Adult and Teen Challenge of Texas. Last Friday morning as the sun began its rise above the trees, Brenham Pickleball Club began its final preparations for three days of Pickleball. Friday was the Women’s doubles brackets, with Saturday reserved for Mixed doubles and Sunday rounded out the Tournament with Men’s doubles.
Brenham garnered 22 players making 11 teams overall, in various age and skill bracket events. But, rounding out the competition were teams from all over Texas. Players representing Houston, Austin, San Antonio and Dallas/Fort Worth, along with the Valley Region, Beaumont and even out of state combined to make 97 teams overall.
With an extraordinary level of play; teams battled their way to the medal rounds where Brenham Pickleball achieved 19 individual medals with 7 Gold, 4 Silver and 11 Bronze Medals between 11 teams. With a total of 78 medals awarded, Brenham made an outstanding impression in medal awards

Brenham Pickleball Medalist:
Hans Buth               GOLD
Jacob Kristen          BRONZE
Keith Kietlinski        GOLD, BRONZE
JC Robinson            BRONZE
Linda Gass               SILVER, BRONZE
John Binn                BRONZE
Karen Jones             GOLD, BRONZE
Vickie Bruce             GOLD
Orlando Salas          GOLD
Janice Kramer          BRONZE
Bob Lovelidge         BRONZE
Kathy Boeer             SILVER, BRONZE
William Boeer          BRONZE
Donna Dietzmann   GOLD
Peggy Holloway      SILVER
Michelle Inglish      SILVER
Tere Robinson        BRONZE
Nancy Klimowicz   BRONZE

Brenham Pickleball would like to recognize their National Sponsors, JigSaw Health, Franklin X-40 Balls, PickleballCentral.com, Headsweats and Selkirk Sports for their generous support. Locally, Brenham Pickleball wants to thank Cornerstone Church, Newman Printing, Blue Bell, The Antique Rose Emporium, Bank of Brenham, Brianna’s Fine Salad Dressings, Tru-Visions Plastics Inc. for their support and contributions to this year’s efforts.
Our sponsors, along with a dedicated group of Pickleball players helped make our first but not our last Tournament a complete success. When asked about the weekend’s events, Tournament Director JC Robinson said, “As your guests are leaving asking when your next Tournament will be, you know you have done something right”.
Brenham Pickleball Club would like to recognize and send our special thanks to the City of Brenham Parks and Recreation Department for their continued support in growing Pickleball in Brenham. “Our guests were amazed by our venue along with the beauty and atmosphere of Brenham”.
The future of Pickleball in Brenham is a bright one. The game is fun to play, the friendships made are life long and the atmosphere is inviting and supportive. Brenham Pickleball invites you to come visit, try Pickleball for yourself and build friendships here at Jackson Street Park Courts; Home of Brenham Pickleball.
If you would like to know more about this year’s Charity Benefactors; Adult and Teen Challenge, you can find them on the web at https://teenchallengetx.org/

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