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. Nadine Tanen

    Happy Birthday Tom! You are an inspiring young man!

  2. Bob Stalling

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

  3. Patti Brill

    Yeah!!!! Great job Leslie 😊👍

    Patti B


  4. Iain Bruce

    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.