Tag: pickleball

Charity begins at the Cottonwood Pickleball Club

Our favorite elf, Patricia (PK) Koepp, is checking her list of toy donors to see who’s been naughty or nice.

It’s time for Valentine’s Day, but the Sun Lakes Pickleball Club Cottonwood wants everyone to know what a great and giving time they had at their December ‘Tis the Season Pickleball Social. It was an all-day affair with outrageous holiday outfits and loads of fun on the courts. It was worth a trip to the…

Cottonwood Pickleball winners corner

Each month, Sun Lakes Pickleball Club Cottonwood will publish the winners of local tournaments in the Splash and non-local tournaments, too! It’s an honor to have these great players in our midst and they should be recognized. We need to know about them though, so if you know of any, please let us know, too! Pictures…

First Robson Pickleball Traveling League Social

Janet Myrick On a perfect Friday afternoon, 60 members of our Robson Pickleball Team of Sun Lakes traveled to Pebblecreek in Goodyear for a fun pickleball social. Players playing in this social were from the three Sun Lakes communities. We had two teams of each level: 4.5 and above; 4.0; 3.5, 3.0, 2.5 men, women…

Picklers! Let’s play Pickleball

Janet Myrick Our new season of pickleball is upon us! Our SLPCIO club has a lot of exciting social events planned for this coming season. We will compete in the East Valley Interclub League and other tournaments. In addition, we will compete in an exciting new challenge called the Robson Pickleball League. This league includes…

When I get old I will try Pickleball

Pickleball players in Incline Village, Nevada playing on double striped tennis court.

Janet Myrick We pickleball players hear this all the time, especially from other racquet sport players. We just look at each other and smile. Then we ask, have you tried playing? Well “no” they say. I get more exercise playing my sport. “Maybe when I get old, I will try it.” Pickleball is great exercise…

Vacation Picklers

Janet Myrick Going on vacation? Make sure you pack your pickleball paddle. You can pick up a game in just about every city in the whole country. Just google pickleball places to play or go to usapa.org/places-to-play-pickleball and it will show you where you can join a group in the area you are visiting or…

Never too hot for SLPCC Pickleballers

Bob Sedgley and Betty Joseph

Not even Arizona’s heat can stop the Sun Lakes Pickleball Club Cottonwood (SLPCC) members from having fun! The summer social was held in the evening on July 6 at the Cottonwood pickleball courts and a good time was had by all. The social was a blind draw, round robin. The winners: 3.0 Level, Gene Nelson…

Robson Ranch Pickleball Tournament

In their last 4.5 mixed doubles tournament together, the Zimmerman/Zapatka pair wanted to go out in style. It was extremely tough but that’s exactly what they did. Surviving a 7-11, 11-8, 12-10 semi-final winners’ bracket match and an 11-7, 12-10 winners’ bracket final match, they faced the strong Dex Decker/Michael Cooper pair in the final…

PebbleCreek Pickleball Championships

David Zapatka With the sport of pickleball becoming so popular in the Valley and across the United States, pickleball clubs, city park courts and tournaments are springing up all over the country. Sun Lakes residents David Zapatka and Dianne Zimmerman scored big in the inaugural PebbleCreek Pickleball Championships winning a bronze medal in the 4.5…

Palm Creek Duel in the Desert

The13th annual Duel in The Desert was held at Palm Creek’s beautiful 32 pickleball-court garden in Casa Grande. This ever-popular tournament draws players from numerous states and out-of-towners were exactly what Simmons and Zapatka faced in the 4.5 men’s gold medal match. Rodney “Rocket” Grubbs, owner of Pickleball Rocks, Inc. from Indiana and Mark Beltz…