Tag: pickleball

Arizona Pickleball Players League ends with Salad Bowl finale

On Saturday, April 26, 2019, the inaugural season of the Arizona Pickleball Players League (APPL) 4.5+ Salad Division ended in a tightly-contested, season-ending Salad Bowl matchup between the top two teams in the six-team division. Teams Up To No Gouda and The Unbeanables had split their two regular-season matches, so it was clearly a bragging…

Relishing Pickleball

David Zapatka Lucy Kovalova and Dick Johnson are this year’s Pickleball Rocks Players of the Year. Why is this a special moment for pickleball players in the Phoenix metropolitan area? Because Dick Johnson resides right here in the Valley. Many of our readers know and have played with or against Dick Johnson in social and…

It was a great year for the Sun Lakes Pickleball Club

Irene D’Aloisio, President Things are slowing down in our community, and pickleball is no exception. It makes me think about all we did this year. We did a lot! We had some fun socials, starting in June with one of our Southern members Puttin’ on the Grits, a pickleball social with a southern theme and…

Relishing Pickleball

David Zapatka The 2019 USAPA/IFP Rules have been updated. Here are some of the highlights: * Pen or sharpie-type markings are allowed on the paddle playing surface so long as they do not impact the surface roughness and are in good taste. * At the beginning of the serve, both feet must be behind the…

Wearing of the Green

Janet Myrick Wearing of the Green, Saint Patrick’s Day Pickleball Social was another huge success. This year, we had 48 players which were split into eight teams with six players each. It was a team event only allowing each person two points when serving with any rotation of players for all five rounds. The names…

Cruise lines now embrace pickleball

Pictured are Bev and Jan Krueger of IronOaks winning a gold medal on Royal Caribbean Liberty of the Seas. Pickleball is now included in their sports program for adults and kids. Other cruise lines that are also making this sport available are Princess Cruises and Holland America Cruise Line. Travel the world with pickleball!

Relishing Pickleball

David Zapatka If you don’t know George Anderson, you should. Nearly everyone who plays tournament pickleball in the Valley knows this gentle soul who takes charge on the court as one of the best pickleball referees in all of Arizona. I think George has refereed more matches than all the other Sun Lakes pickleball players…

Pickleball Winners’ Corner

Janet Myrick 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, cmyrick111@aol.com.