Former Kennett High athlete and his mom win paddleball tourney at Kennett Country Club

Submitted photo Pictured: Kim and Luke Alikanavitch and Paula and Todd Piercy.

Last Saturday on Jan. 21, Kennett Square Golf and Country Club held the mixed doubles Club Championships for Platform Tennis. Also referred to as paddle most of the time, the game is an addictive outside sport that allows you to hit a ball and take it off the screens and try to win a point with patience and skill.

For the second year in a row the team of Mother/Son Kim Alikanavitch and Luke won the club championships at Kennett Square Country Club. Luke Alikanavitch is a former baseball and basketball player from Kennett High School, and a pitcher who played for four years at University of Delaware. Also a former Blue Hen is his mother whom he played with and won with last Saturday at The Alikanvitch team won over local Kennett residents Todd and Paula Piercy. Todd and Paula are tennis players and paddle players who have a love for the game.

It was a fun filled day with lots of great matches. The weather was cooperative with no sun, which can cause issues, and cool temperatures. Paddle is played in all weather including rain and snow. Kennett has propane heaters to dry off the courts when wet or icy.

John and Simone Twombly, a husband wife team were defeated by local real estate agents and partners, Tom O’Neill and Lynn Hinckley. In fifth and sixth place were Hannah and Eric Christopher who won over local jockey Walter Puddifier and his partner Suzy Hughes. Rounding up seventh and 8th place were Bob and Donna Smith ; winners over Gigi and Spencer Slattery.

Kennett Country Club is located on East Locust Drive and Route 82 in Kennett Square. There ia an amazing incentive to join going on right now. 3 months of dues for free and no initiation fee! For more information contact If you would like a tour or a free lesson of paddle and see what it is all about contact

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