Tag: pickleball

Relishing Pickleball

National Championship has record attendance David Zapatka Indian Wells Tennis Garden, Indian Wells, CA. The Margaritaville USA Pickleball National Championships were held November 3-11. Many Sun Lakes residents attended as participants and spectators. A record 2200+ participants from around the country and world played nearly 5,000 matches. $75,000 in prize money was the highest in…

Pickleball Club social – fun on and off the courts

Pickleball players don’t just have fun on the courts, we also have fun social events. October is our Halloween social. Through the years, we have had so many outstanding costumes; a caveman and giant dinosaur, Mr. and Mrs. Big Head Trump and, of course, many witches and goblins and especially treats and prizes. JoAnn Zapatka…

Pickleball winners’ corner

Big congratulations to Bev Krueger and her partner Yim Lee in winning third place in the 4.0-5.0 over 80 Mixed Doubles at Nationals held at Indian Wells. If any players from Sun Lakes have won pickleball tournaments and want it included in our pickleball winners’ corner, please send information and photo to Janet Myrick at…

Relishing Pickleball

  David Zapatka The Bainbridge Cup, similar to the Ryder Cup and Solheim Cup in golf, was held in conjunction with the Italian Open in Montesilvano, Italy, in July. One hundred fifty players from 16 countries participated in the tournaments. USAPA board member and friend Pat Murphy was responsible for setting up 188 matches so…

Wanted: Sun Lakes Country Club HOA#1 pickleball players

Come join “One Fun Club,” Sun Lakes Country Club Pickleball Club. SLCCPC encourages and promotes a fun and social atmosphere where club members of all skill levels can enjoy playing pickleball, meet new friends, improve skills and socialize. Pickleball is a fun, easy sport to learn! Throughout the year, we offer introductory lessons and clinics.…

Relishing Pickleball

  David Zapatka The USAPA National Tournament scheduled for November 3–11 is just a month away. The Indian Wells Tennis Garden near Palm Springs, CA, is hosting our national tournament for the next five seasons. They are providing 40 fully-painted, cushioned, Plexipave courts and one beautiful stadium court. The buzz in the pickleball community has…

Learn Pickleball! It’s a free walk-in clinic!

Irene D’Aloisio Pickleball is a sport for all ages and all levels of skill. You’ve probably heard that it is the fastest-growing sport in North America. Well, that’s true! And if you are a Cottonwood or Palo Verde (CWPV) resident, the Sun Lakes Pickleball Club Cottonwood (SLPCC) would love to show you what all the…

Relishing Pickleball

David Zapatka Last month, we answered questions from reader, friend and Cottonwood Pickleball President Irene D’Alosio. Since these questions were on the minds of many Sun Lakes residents, we’re continuing to answer her questions about balls this month. People have been under the impression that the USAPA/IFP list of approved balls is all “quiet” balls.…