Tag: pickleball

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…

Pickleball winners corner

Gold medal winners Dave Zapatka and Don Simmons at the Grand Canyon State Games in February

The latest medal winners from our own clubs right here in Sun Lakes. Congrats to all our great players! Dave Zapatka and Diane Baumgartner, Bronze, 5.0, El Mirage, March Ron Kent and Mary Kent, Silver, 3.0, El Mirage Super Senior, March Dave Zapatka and Don Simmons, Silver, 5.0, El Mirage Super Senior, March JoAnn Zapatka…

March Madness on the Cottonwood Pickleball Court

Winners of the 2017 March Madness Social - Front row: Karen Hickman and Scott Hickman, Texas Southern; Judy Kohlman, Xavier; Back row: Mickey Luttman, Event Coordinator; Lew Schmutz and Bev Bryce, Purdue; Tim Donovan and Mary Ann Hylton, University of Florida; Susie Miller, Xavier; Jim Gillett, Event Announcer/Check In

Peggy Martin In honor of the NCAA Basketball Tourney, and especially the NCAA Final Four game here in the Valley, the Sun Lakes Pickleball Club Cottonwood (SLPCC) held its annual March Madness Social on Monday, March 27, 2017. Player teams were organized much like the qualifying basketball tournaments held around the country – East, West,…

Dinks, Lobs and more Pickleballs – NIT has a great week

Just a sample: Pickleball players, fans and spectators and volunteers - a great group!

Irene D’Aloisio A perfect week for dinking, lobbing and having fun — that’s what happened at the 4th Annual Norris Invitational Tournament which started on March 6 and went through March 9. Sun Lakes residents from all over the community gathered together at the Cottonwood pickleball courts for a great competition. The Sun Lakes Pickleball…

Pickleball Winners’ Corner: December through March

Gold medal winners Dave Zapatka and Don Simmons at the Grand Canyon State Games in February

Our pickleball stars have done it again. Here are the latest medal winners from our own clubs right here in Sun Lakes: Dave Zapatka and Don Simmons, Silver, Level 5, Palm Creek, March Sheila Parkinson and Dianne Zimmerman, Silver, Level 4.5, Palm Creek, March JoAnn Zapatka and Spencer Roberts, Silver, Level 3.5, Grand Canyon –…

4th annual Norris Invitational Tournament March 6-10

Sun Lakes Pickleball Club, Cottonwood’s 4th annual Norris Invitational Tournament will be held from March 6-10 at the Cottonwood pickleball courts from 8:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. This is the biggest and best tournament of the year, and we’d like to invite you all to come watch. The entrants are not just club members. For…

Rodeo Games huge success

Winners of the pickleball skills tournament

Janet Myrick “This ain’t our first rodeo.” Eight teams competed in a pickleball skills tournament. All levels were part of each team. The skills included placement of serves, placement of return of serves, drop shots and dinks. Winners included: 1st Place Jim Berney, captain, plus Terry Clark, Scott Albin and Leslie Macadam; 2nd Place Chris…