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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…

EVIL Pickleball

The winning women’s’ EVIL team

David Zapatka The East Valley Interclub League’s (EVIL) fall Pickleball season ended in exciting fashion with the Cottonwood Men’s team defeating the IronOaks Men’s team 13–9. But that was just the battle. The war was won by IronOaks who claimed first place for the season defending their first place spring season title. The traveling trophy…

Pickleball Tournament results

Venture Out 4.5 Men’s Doubles Gold medal winners David Zapatka and Don Simmons

Sun Lakes Pickleball Club members IronOaks and Cottonwood travel across the Valley to compete in tournaments at all levels. Their many successes put Sun Lakes in the headlines and on the Pickleball map. Sun Lakes Pickleball Clubs have hundreds of members. If you are interested in learning more about Sun Lakes Pickleball Clubs, please go…

Winning medals at the USAPA SW Regional Pickleball

David Zapatka and Dianne Zimmerman

David Zapatka The United States, Canada and Mexico are divided into various regions for the purposes of regional Pickleball competition. The USAPA southwest region encompasses Mexico, New Mexico and Arizona. Although this is the inaugural year for this USAPA regional tournament, attendance was strong and pushed host Pueblo El Mirage’s 16-court capacity to the limit…

Sun Lakes Pickleball Club members win gold

Atop the podium are gold medal winners Jeannine and Kelly McKinna

Sun Lakes Pickleball Clubs at Cottonwood and IronOaks are excited about club members Pete Macksam and Barry Schultz who were standing atop the winners’ podium with gold medals in the Mesa Regal Pickleball Championships 3.5 Men’s Doubles. In a field of 24 pairs Pete and Barry played so well they gave up only two games…