Rollande Gingras Pickleball Tournament a smashing success

By Matthew Mccully
Rollande Gingras Pickleball Tournament  a smashing success
(Photo : Matthew McCully)

By Matthew McCully – The Denver Gym at Bishop’s University was wall-to-wall pickleball on Saturday for a tournament organized by the Sherbrooke Pickleball Association. It was kind of a big dill. The tournament, combined with an open house and pickleball introduction for people curious about the sport, was held in honour of association member Rollande Gingras, who passed away recently. Close to 100 players took part in the tournament. Gingras was instrumental in popularizing pickleball in Sherbrooke. One of the first players in the area, she promoted and introduced the sport to the people around her, including current Sherbrooke Pickleball Association President Vénus Bélanger. The association now has over 200 members thanks in large part to Gingras’ passion for pickleball. See full story in the Monday, July 9 edition of The Record.

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