Tag: pickleball

Relishing Pickleball

  David Zapatka The inaugural Pickleball Hall of Fame inductees were honored at the USAPA National Pickleball Championships this past November in Casa Grande. This was an exciting event for everyone attending, with the audience honoring and showing great appreciation for those who have laid the foundation of our great sport. Joel Pritchard – The…

Pickleball winners corner for December 2017

  Irene D’Aloisio, President Our Winners Corner for December! Lots of great games happened, and here’s the great news on our winners. At the Marriott Desert Ridge Holiday Classic in Phoenix, a Super Senior International Pickleball Association event: Janice Golden and her sister Jamie Noblit won the Silver medal in the 65+ 4.0 Women’s Doubles;…

Never a “dill” moment with this Pickleball Club

  Janet Myrick The Sun Lakes Pickleball Club of IronOaks held its December social on Saturday afternoon, December 9. JoAnn Zapatka formed teams according to their birthdates (January birthdates with December, February with November, etc.) Each team played five matches, one game to 11. Prizes were given along with six raffle prizes. Evonne Jasnic received…

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…