Tag: pickleball

Relishing Pickleball

  David Zapatka, USAPA rating committee member The USAPA has launched its official tournament rating system powered by PickleballTournaments.com. The new rating system will benefit pickleball tournament directors and competitive players, enhancing the sport’s growth and development. Tournament directors will be able to create optimally balanced brackets for all their events, and tournament players will…

Relishing Pickleball

  David Zapatka, USAPA rating committee member The spectacular growth of pickleball across the U.S., Canada and Mexico has spread to the rest of the world. Ten other countries from Australia to the U.K. now have pickleball federations. That is about to become 11 as China is poised to also join the International Federation of…

Sun Lakes Pickleball Club

  Karl Eberle, Club President Beginning July 2, the Sun Lakes Pickleball Club will host free pickleball clinics on Mondays from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Sun Lakes Country Club (HOA1). They will be held on courts C and D. The first and third Mondays is an “Introduction to Pickleball” for players wanting to…

Pickleball Club Cottonwood donates to kids and school districts

  Irene D’Aloisio, President What feels better than getting something? Giving something! And the Sun Lakes Pickleball Club Cottonwood (SLPCC) is doing just that for school districts. A group of pickleball players from our Chandler area, led by Steve Manolis, USAPA Regional Ambassador, has been spending time with physical education teachers to teach them pickleball.…

Relishing Pickleball

  David Zapatka, USAPA rating committee member The final three USAPA Hall of Fame inductees are Arlen Paranto, Mark “Yoda” Friedenberg and Billy Jacobsen. Arlen Paranto – Arlen is a retired Boeing engineer and the head of the cost savings division who went to work for Boeing in the early 1950s. He got involved with…

Pickleball in Kauai

  Janet Myrick Mario and Rebecca Domingez, Chuck and Janet Myrick and Karen and Pete Iovin vacationed in Poipu, Kauai, and participated in pickleball play at the Kalaheo Neighborhood Center in Kalaheo, Hawaii. Ambassador Jack Hodges started pickleball in the State of Kauai and other Hawaiian communities. He is the brother of Oakwood resident Patsy…

SLPCC holds “Ring in the New Year” Social

  Peggy Martin The Sun Lakes Pickleball Club Cottonwood (SLPCC) held its first social event of 2018 on Tuesday, January 16, with the “Ring in the New Year” pickleball social. Twenty players from each of the four rating groups played in a round robin tournament. The four rating groups playing were 1.5/2.0 rated players all…