Tag: pickleball

Sun Lakes pair score big in Surprise

Sheila Parkinson and Dianne Zimmerman - 4.5 Silver Medalists

Sheila Parkinson and Dianne Zimmerman competed in their second 4.5 Women’s Double’s tournament at SPA No. 1 Pickleball Championships in Surprise on October 30. Sheila and Dianne had a tough match against the No. 1 seeded pair winning 11-8 only to lose the next two games, sending them to the Bronze medal match. In the…

Robson Ranch to host USAPA Nationals Tournament

Whether you’re a seasoned player or just curious about this crazy game that’s sweeping the country, you’ll definitely want to make plans and join the fun November 8-11, when Robson Ranch Arizona hosts the 2015 USAPA Nationals VII. The USAPA-sanctioned tournament is in its seventh year and consistently brings some of the top ranked players…

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…