Tag: pickleball

Pickleball Winners’ Corner

If any Sun Lakes resident has won a medal in a pickleball tournament and would like it to be added to the “Pickleball Winner’s Corner,” please send photo, name of the tournament and division to Janet Myrick at Cmyrick111@aol.com.

Relishing Pickleball

‘Pickleball Rocks’ founder, Rodney ‘Rocket’ Grubbs David Zapatka Have you seen those really cool-looking pickleball shirts that say, “Pickleball Rocks, Let’s Play,” on them? You probably have and if you haven’t, you will likely see one soon. They’re the marketing genius of Rodney “Rocket” Grubbs of Brookville, Indiana. Here’s his story. In 2008, Rocket was…

Pickleball Winners’ Corner

  Pickleball roundup Janice Golden, Sun Lakes, and Jamie Noblit, Sun Lakes, won gold in the Pickleball Roundup, Sun City, ladies doubles 4.5. Mixed Doubles 5.0 Janice Golden, Sun Lakes, and Doug Kelton, Phoenix, won the gold medal in the mixed doubles 5.0 at the Pickleball Roundup Tournament, Sun City. Mixed Doubles 65 4.0 Larry…

Relishing Pickleball

  Promoting pickleball to hundreds of Chinese sports enthusiasts David Zapatka Yangzhou China – Dear friend, fellow pickleball player and International Federation of Pickleball (IFP) board member Carolyn Stevens presented pickleball to hundreds of urban department leaders, entrepreneurs and industry elite at the 2018 Chinese World Sporting Events & Tourism (WSET) Summit. The IFP was…

Registration open for 6th annual Norris Invitational

  Registration Open for the 6th Annual Norris Invitational Tournament 2019 More Prizes! Bigger Payouts!! It’s the biggest and best pickleball tournament in Sun Lakes! Come to play, or come to watch. Registration is now open for the Norris Invitational Tournament (NIT). The annual pickleball event is scheduled for Monday, March 4, through Friday, March…

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…