Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Trail or Park Tuesday: Durham Central Park

Durham Central Park was created through a public/private partnership between the City of Durham and Durham Central Park, Inc., a nonprofit volunteer organization responsible for developing the park. The Park is small but what it lacks in size it makes up in features, attractions, and special events. Durham Central Park hosts numerous special events throughout the year from Food Truck Rodeos to seasonal themed events and numerous other types of special events. The Park is located at 501 Foster Street in the heart of Downtown Durham. If you would like more information about the park, Durham Central Park events or just how to support the park visit them online at www.durhamcentralpark.org and discover what this great park has to offer the Durham Community.

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Durham Senior Games - Pickleball

Participants in this year’s Durham Senior Games were treated to a new event. 2015 marked the first time that pickleball was offered as an official event in the Durham games. This past Tuesday players gathered at Walltown Park Recreation center for a morning a friendly competition and fun. Competitors went for the gold in several categories: Men’s Singles, Women’s Singles, Men’s Doubles, Women’s Doubles, and Mixed Doubles. The tournament utilized a round robin format for some events and a best of 3 series for others. The results were as follows:

Men's Singles  
Gold: Alexander McCall   

Silver:  Mark Siewers
Bronze: Kevin Kelly

Women's Singles
Gold: Kathy Huggins (55-59 age division)
Gold: Bernadette David-Yerumo (70-74 age division)

Men's Doubles
Gold:  Mark Siewers/Alex McCall
Silver:  Jim Smedley/Elan Kupusamy

Women's Doubles
Gold:  Dot New/Becky Smedley
Silver: Tina Ward/Bernadette David-Yerumo

Mixed Doubles
Gold:  Elan Kupusamy/Dot New
Silver: Jim Smedley/Becky Smedley
Bronze: Alex McCall/Bernadette David-Yerumo

Congratulations and thank you to all of our competitors for making the first year of pickleball competition a success! We would also like to thank the Durham Parks and Recreation Mature Adult’s Unit who have worked tirelessly to ensure the Durham Senior Games are successful. This year marked the highest registration numbers since the games were introduced in Durham! Be sure to come play pickleball at Walltown (Tues and Thurs 3pm-5:30pm) and support your local senior games!