Lake Country tennis courts heat up with doubles tournament

Lynne Blacke wins top female and Ben Johnson the top male in fun event

Winners and grinners: Ben Johnson

The Lake Country Tennis Club held another action–packed doubles tennis tournament last Friday night under the lights at the new tennis courts on Woodsdale road in Lake Country.

Partners were drawn at random in the event, so players never knew who they would be matched up against, making for some interesting combinations. Heavy winds added an extra challenge to the night, as chasing wild, wind-aided curve balls became part of the play.

After three hours of action, the top players emerged. At the end of the night out of 27 tough competitors Lynne Blake took first place overall with 12 games won.

In a two way tie for second with 11 games won was Ben Johnson, who was the top male player, tied with Shannon Monssen.

There was a three way tie for third place with 10 games won between Steve Shaffrick, Bonnie Ayriss and Julia Ambrozy.

Overall winner Lynne Blake was elated with her victory.

“The night was very challenging and I’d like to thank my win to my exceptional partners who I got matched up with,” she said. “Jim, Julia, Alex and Darlene all played excellent and carried me through.”

The next tournament at the Lake Country tennis Club is scheduled for September. In the meantime, tennis club play is continuing at the courts on Fridays at 6 p.m. and Sundays at 10 a.m. Everyone is welcome to come out and join us. For information on the club or more upcoming events contact Ben at 250-766-0318 or see the web site at

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