Tag: Sun Lakes Pickleball Club

Free Pickleball lessons for CWPV homeowners

Irene D’Aloisio Yes, it’s true! The pickleball craze is sweeping the nation, and you don’t want to miss being part of it. So, what’s all the hype? It doesn’t matter whether you’re young or old – it’s a sport for 90-year-olds as well as kids and teens! It’s a sport for everyone. Not in tip-top…

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…

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 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…

March Madness on the Cottonwood Pickleball Court

Winners of the 2017 March Madness Social - Front row: Karen Hickman and Scott Hickman, Texas Southern; Judy Kohlman, Xavier; Back row: Mickey Luttman, Event Coordinator; Lew Schmutz and Bev Bryce, Purdue; Tim Donovan and Mary Ann Hylton, University of Florida; Susie Miller, Xavier; Jim Gillett, Event Announcer/Check In

Peggy Martin In honor of the NCAA Basketball Tourney, and especially the NCAA Final Four game here in the Valley, the Sun Lakes Pickleball Club Cottonwood (SLPCC) held its annual March Madness Social on Monday, March 27, 2017. Player teams were organized much like the qualifying basketball tournaments held around the country – East, West,…

4th annual Norris Invitational Tournament March 6-10

Sun Lakes Pickleball Club, Cottonwood’s 4th annual Norris Invitational Tournament will be held from March 6-10 at the Cottonwood pickleball courts from 8:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. This is the biggest and best tournament of the year, and we’d like to invite you all to come watch. The entrants are not just club members. For…

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…

Norris Invitational another success

The hard-working volunteers who helped in front of and behind the scenes. From left to right: David Novikoff, Mary Park, Bob McIlravy, Lindi Speager, Jorge Aparicio, Irene D’Aloisio, Gordon Markham, Linda Dirksmeyer, Andy Hughes, Karen Macksam, Hank Bryce, Bob Michael, Kathy Markham, Karn Rounds, Bev Schalin, JoAnn Zapatka, Dave Zapatka. Not pictured: Bev Krueger.

Irene D’Aloisio, Publicity Once again, the Sun Lakes Pickleball Club Cottonwood (SLPCC) hosted the Norris Invitational Tournament which was held from March 7-10 at the Cottonwood pickleball courts. The tournament was open to all Sun Lakes residents. A double elimination event, it had both mixed doubles and doubles with five ratings categories. The first place…