PPP's David Killen (third from left) winning gold in pickleball doubles in Spain. Submitted photo

Spain hosted two international pickleball tournaments in mid-September, and six Province Pickleball Players (PPP) participated.

The Bainbridge Cup pitted North America against Europe. With all six PPPs competing, North America overwhelmed the European team 200-102.

The Spanish Open is a competition where age and skill level determines the brackets. In the Spanish Open, held at the Ciudad De La Raqueta Club in Madrid, Province competitors won six medals, three of which were gold.

 . David Killen won gold in 65-plus men’s doubles & 60-plus mixed doubles.
· Randal Robb won gold in the men’s 50-plus doubles.
· Will LaHousse (vice president of PPP) received a silver medal in 60-plus mixed doubles.
· Beth Sulek-LaHousse garnered a bronze medal in women’s 55-plus doubles.
· Fay Bruns won a bronze medal in the women’s 60-plus doubles.

Twenty countries competed, and PPP had the most participants of any club. The 2018 Bainbridge Cup will be held in Amsterdam, Netherlands.

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