Tag: pickleball

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…

Pickleball Winners’ Corner

December Pickleball Winners’ Corner Here are December’s Pickleball winners. It’s an honor to have these great players in our midst, and they should be recognized. Don’t forget to send in your info if you are or know about winners. Pictures are great too, but they must be at least two megapixels, and larger is much…

EVIL Pickleball (league, that is)

EVIL (East Valley Interclub League) pickleball players (yellow shirts) battle against their opponents

Janet Myrick Another year for our awesome EVIL (East Valley Interclub League) pickleball team captained by Jerry Pedderson and Todd Williams. Participating in this year’s league are teams from Trilogy, Ahwatukee, Cottonwood, Province, Solera and SunBird. IronOaks is represented with a Men’s Double Team and Mixed Doubles Team in Division One. Next year with the…