Tag: pickleball

Relishing Pickleball

David Zapatka, USAPA rating committee member The Super Senior International Pickleball Association, SSIPA, became a reality last year when a group of us met at last November’s USAPA National tournament. SSIPA formed in 2016 to promote pickleball among our active senior (60+ years of age) population in this country and internationally. Our generation continues to…

SLCC Pickleball season begins

Mary Eberle, Secretary SLCCPC Sun Lakes Country Club Pickleball Club is starting its exciting new season of pickleball, and we are inviting Sun Lakes Country Club (HOA1) residents to come to our “Introduction to Pickleball.” On November 18, from 9:00 a.m. to noon, our club members will be at the courts to explain and demonstrate…

Pickleball is really fun

Just a few of us who like to have FUN while playing pickleball; left to right: Todd Williams, Ellen Forbes, Kelly Blickenstaff, Patricia Koepp, Tom Blickenstaff, Rick Paradee, Mike Kovalchik, Doug Williams

Doug Williams In short, it’s an exciting, wildly-popular and fast-growing exercise game for active adult communities. A combination of tennis, badminton and table tennis, it’s played on a smaller court (with a slower, “whiffle- like” ball), so you don’t have to run so much! (Perfect for the, ahem, “senior” set.) In fact, nearly 70% of…

Relishing Pickleball

David Zapatka These are truly exciting times for pickleball. Not only is the sport growing by leaps and bounds across the USA, the United States of America Pickleball Association, USAPA, hosts its annual national tournament, a 10-day extravaganza of the best pickleball in the world, the first full week of November every year. This year,…

Relishing Pickleball

David Zapatka Pickleball in Sun Lakes has exploded the past eight years. From the first temporary courts in Cottonwood/Palo Verde in 2008 to the first Sun Lakes permanent courts in IronOaks in 2011 to the six courts in Sun Lakes Country Club in 2016, Sun Lakes pickleball players are now 700+ strong. With so many…

Summer pickleball Hawaiian style

Sun Lakes Pickleball Club Cottonwood does it Hawaiian Style at their Summer Social!

  Irene D’Aloisio Never let it be said that the Sun Lakes Pickleball Club Cottonwood is made up of weather wimps! Over 24 club members started early to play in the Summer Social – Hawaiian Style on June 26 at the Cottonwood pickleball courts. Oh yeah, it was definitely warm, but that didn’t stop these…

Yay for Pickleball clinics!

Pickleball at IronOaks

Janet Myrick Now that pickleball at IronOaks has temporary use of one of the tennis courts, we have scheduled clinics for all of our rated players. The clinics fill up fast and are held on Wednesday afternoons 3:00 p.m. We are still doing free intro to pickleball for anyone who would like to try playing…