Tanglewood Takes Second Twice
The South Central Florida Pickleball League has been in operation since 2011. Tanglewood won the Best 8 Championship Shootout in 2014 when there was just one division in which both men and women could play. In 2016 a Ladies Division was introduced and Tanglewood came out on top in both 2016 and 2017.
This year Tanglewood was tops in the Best 8 after regular season play and our ladies were second. On March 8, the Ladies competed in a Shootout at Del Webb Orlando and the Best 8 team played there on March 10.
At the championship shootouts, each community had four pairs competing, ranked A, B, C and D. Each team competed in a double elimination tournament with Tanglewood placing second in both the Ladies and the Best 8 divisions.
Ladies teams were: Del Webb, Frostproof, Highlands Ridge, Tanglewood and Buttonwood Bay.
Tanglewood’s teams were: A-Alica Blackburn & Tracy Smith, B-Sylver Hunter & Sandie March,
C-Michele King & Cheryl McCullough, D-Marcie Taylor & Jess Anundson. Subs-Leslie Ellis & Joyce Boivin
Best 8 teams were: Del Webb, Lake Ashton (at Lake Wales), Frostproof, Highlands Ridge, Sun n Lake and Tanglewood.
Playing for Tanglewood: A-Mike March & Grant McLaughlin, B-Clint Hunter & Mike Whalen, C-Gene Timmerberg & Aart DeVos, D-Jay Bowers & Gary Sewell. Subs-Jim Maynard & Dan Pillitteri
Congratulations to all who played on either team throughout the season. You played well, showed great sportsmanship and did our community proud.