Tom Lowrie is “Mr. Pickleball.”
A tireless promoter of the game — and the driving force behind the Compo Beach courts — the longtime Westporter turned 90 years old on Tuesday.
Naturally, he celebrated it with pickles — er, pickleball.
About 30 picklers showed up to honor Tom. And they gave the new nonagenarian a great gift: a pickleball bench in memory of his wife Jean, who died just a few months ago.
Tom had a great time, with his many pickleball friends.
Then he went right back to work, pushing for more courts, clinics and programs for Westport picklers of all ages.
(Hat tips: Leslie Gallant and Patti Brill)