Nationally ranked athlete

National rankings for Sun Lakes athletics are few and far between. However, Earl Schalin of Palo Verde has obtained many national rankings in tennis and pickleball over the years; also, with his wife, Beverly, he has represented Arizona in the National Senior Olympic Tennis Mixed Doubles Championships several times. In these national tournaments they won silver and gold medals for Arizona. However, Earl’s career of winning is ending as his back will no longer allow him to compete. But he is proud of his previous and recent accomplishments on the national scene. In 2014 his national tennis ranking was number seven in men’s 85 doubles and in 2013 he won the National Pickleball Championships in singles and doubles in the 85s.