Tag: pickleball

2015 State Games of America Pickleball championships

David Zapatka and Pat Latta

David Zapatka Over 18,000 participants competed in over 70 sporting events in Lincoln and Omaha, Nebraska the first week of August. Events ranged from aquatics, basketball, fencing and cycling to hockey, lacrosse, tennis and pickleball. Qualifications for the bi-annual State Games of America are stiff. Only competitors who won gold, silver or bronze medals in…

Cottonwood Pickleball Expo October 28

Dianne Zimmerman, Author Mary Littlewood and David Zapatka with Mary’s new book, Pickleball Fundamentals.

Irene D’Aloisio Want to learn how to improve your pickleball skills? Want to understand or better your pickleball strategy? Then learn from the best at the Cottonwood Pickleball Expo! The Sun Lakes Pickleball Club Cottonwood (SLPCC) is hosting an event which will do just that on October 28 at the Cottonwood pickleball courts. This event…

Pickleball Fundamentals

Dianne Zimmerman, author Mary Littlewood and David Zapatka

Mary Littlewood Pickleball contagion is running deep across the US, Canada, Europe and Asia. Numbers of courts and tournaments are doubling. Players are all ages and come from all walks of life for the exercise, fun, friendship and competition. Sun Lakes now has three pickleball clubs with over 500 members. Pickleball Fundamentals by Mary Littlewood is…

Sun Lakes Pickleball Club at IronOaks Mixed Doubles Champs

Sue Niesz, Matt Niesz, David Zapatka, Dianne Zimmerman, Virgil Fisher and Terry Finley

Sun Lakes Pickleball Club at IronOaks held its annual Mixed Doubles Championships and there was plenty of action on the courts in a long day of fun and competition. Sue and Matt Niesz, long-time club members and Sun Lakes pickleball players, brought their experience to the championships and were not to be denied winning Division…

Sun Lakes Pickleball Club at IronOaks Singles Championship

David Novikoff, Mike Mann and David Zapatka

Sun Lakes Pickleball Club at IronOaks held its annual Singles Championships following the Mixed Doubles Championships. Since the singles competitors had just finished competing in the Mixed Doubles Championships all morning, this event was only for the hearty. Stamina and endurance were like a third opponent on the court for these brave men. Newcomer Mike…

$6,600 LeMaster – Davison Classic Pickleball champs

Steve Smitham and Sheila Parkinson, bronze medal winners awarded $50.

Prize money in pickleball? Are you kidding me? It’s happened. Gigi LeMaster and Dee Davison awarded $6,600 in prize money at their inaugural LeMaster-Davison Classic Pickleball Championships. Every division, regardless of skill level was awarded $400 with the gold medal, $100 with the silver medal and $50 with the bronze medal. Sun Lakes superstar Sheila…

Summer of Love Pickleball Mixer a hit

Tom Kasper, David Novikoff, Rich Nadler and David Zapatka carry Cleopatra (JoAnn Zapatka) on her throne to her next match as Mike Mann keeps her cool by fanning her with pickleball paddle fronds!

Sun Lakes Pickleball Club at IronOaks third Summer of Love Mixer was a hit and a hoot! This year’s theme was Famous Couples. Random pairs created such couples as Cleopatra and Anthony, Adam and Eve, Samson and Delilah, Beavis and Butthead, Puss and Boots, Sonny and Cher and many, many more. This mixer was all…

Pickleball Club members continue their successes

4.5 Silver Medal winners Dianne Zimmerman and David Zapatka

David Zapatka Robson Ranch, Eloy – In the 3.5 Men’s Doubles division the formidable Hank Bryce/Steve Smitham pair fought valiantly in a large bracket to their first medal together, bronze. Sun Lakes top point winner of the season, Jeannine McKinna, took gold in the 3.5 Women’s Doubles with Jan Ardis, a feat they have shared…

SLCCPC holds second monthly social

Competitive Division

The Sun Lakes Country Club Pickleball Club (SLCCPC) held their second monthly social (One Fun Club) on February 22. There were two divisions; a competitive division and a fun social division. Medals were given to the winners in the competitive division and fun gifts given to the social division. Winners in the Competitive group: bronze…