Tag: pickleball

Relishing Pickleball

  David Zapatka, USAPA rating committee member The final three USAPA Hall of Fame inductees are Arlen Paranto, Mark “Yoda” Friedenberg and Billy Jacobsen. Arlen Paranto – Arlen is a retired Boeing engineer and the head of the cost savings division who went to work for Boeing in the early 1950s. He got involved with…

Pickleball in Kauai

  Janet Myrick Mario and Rebecca Domingez, Chuck and Janet Myrick and Karen and Pete Iovin vacationed in Poipu, Kauai, and participated in pickleball play at the Kalaheo Neighborhood Center in Kalaheo, Hawaii. Ambassador Jack Hodges started pickleball in the State of Kauai and other Hawaiian communities. He is the brother of Oakwood resident Patsy…

SLPCC holds “Ring in the New Year” Social

  Peggy Martin The Sun Lakes Pickleball Club Cottonwood (SLPCC) held its first social event of 2018 on Tuesday, January 16, with the “Ring in the New Year” pickleball social. Twenty players from each of the four rating groups played in a round robin tournament. The four rating groups playing were 1.5/2.0 rated players all…

Pickleball Winners Corner

  Janet Myrick USAPA Southwest Regional Tournament: Darlene Williams (IronOaks) and Dick Johnson won gold medal in the 3.5 75-79 mixed doubles at the USAPA Southwest Regional Tournament, Surprise, AZ. Pete Macksam (IronOaks) and Steve Smitham (IronOaks) won the gold medal in 4.0 70-74 men’s doubles at the USAPA Southwest Regional Tournament, Surprise, AZ. Following…

Pickleball Winners’ Corner

  Irene D’Aloisio Here is our Winners Corner for January. It was a really slow month for tourneys due to the holidays, but our Sun Lakes players did well. At the Tommy Wong Memorial Tournament held at in Surprise, Arizona, Janice Golden and Jamie Noblit of Cottonwood won a gold medal in the 4.0 Women’s…

Free Pickleball lessons for CWPV homeowners

Irene D’Aloisio Yes, it’s true! The pickleball craze is sweeping the nation, and you don’t want to miss being part of it. So, what’s all the hype? It doesn’t matter whether you’re young or old – it’s a sport for 90-year-olds as well as kids and teens! It’s a sport for everyone. Not in tip-top…

IronOaks Winner

  Janet Myrick Congratulations! Yes, another IronOaks Pickleball Club winner. Brenda Lee and Mike Kovalchik won the silver medal in the 3.0 mixed doubles at the Tommy Wong Tournament in Surprise.