Mr. Pickleball Turns 90

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.

A pickleball cake for Tom Lowrie.

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)

8 responses to “Mr. Pickleball Turns 90

  1. Happy Birthday Tom! You are an inspiring young man!

  2. Happy Birthday Tom!
    And thanks for all those years of being a great neighbor and family friend…

  3. Yeah!!!! Great job Leslie 😊👍

    Patti B

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  4. He really is Mr. Pickleball. I knew who you were talking about without reading the article. Kudos to Tom for his dedication and commitment. He is a ture ambassador for the game.

  5. Happy Birthday Tom you are a true gentleman. And Dan didn’t mention your golf prowess!

  6. Stephen Rubin

    Tom has worked hard for Pickleball and I hope he enjoys it. Congratulations Tom. This proves one man can make a difference.

  7. Chuck Greenlee

    A truly top guy. Belated Happy Birthday Tom.

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