2 Wilmington Residents Medal At New Hampshire Senior Games Pickleball Tournament

MANCHESTER, NH — Two Wilmington residents earned medals in last month’s New Hampshire Senior Games Pickleball Tournament:

  • Paul Miller, of Wilmington, earned a gold medal in the 65-69 age group in male singles.
  • Joe Spinale of Wilmington, along with Ray Spinale of Sarasota, Florida, won a bronze medal in the 45-59 age group in male doubles.

Miller and Spinale competed alongside more than 150 pickleball players.

“This was our largest field in the history of our games and likely one of the larger tournaments ever in New Hampshire,” event director Walt Hooker told the Union Leader. “Over the three-day period, we had 386 matches played by 154 players on 10 courts. We also provided two practice courts.”

The Pickle Ball tournament was held as part of the New Hampshire Senior Games. The Games “gives adults (40 and over) the opportunity to compete with peers in a variety of activities and, more importantly, to enhance their fitness, health and quality of life.” Non-New Hampshire residents are allowed to compete.

Tournaments were also held in Archery, Badminton, Basketball (3 on 3), Bowling, Golf, Horseshoes, Race Walking, Racquetball, Road Race (5k), Shuffleboard, Swimming, Table Tennis, Tennis, and Track and Field.

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