Sun Lakes Pickleball Club Cottonwood: APPL News and More

Desert Jays 3.0 (50 and older) win their first APPL match. Pictured (left to right) are Connie Jay (captain), Diane Bricco (co-captain), Margie Guinan, Lyndi Thom, Vikki Mathews, Lorri Morgan, and Lisa Fahrion.

Lorri Morgan

The Cottonwood Pickleball Club has fielded five teams for this season’s APPL (Arizona Pickleball Players Association) competition. There is a Women’s 2.5, Women’s 3.0 (65 and older), Women’s 3.0 (50 and older), Women’s 3.5, and Men’s 4.0. All four of the women’s teams won their first match. As of this writing, the men haven’t played yet. Come watch some great competition. Everyone is invited to come out and cheer for the home teams. Times you can come to the courts and join in watching the fun are as follows:

Feb. 1 at 2 p.m., Desert Jays 3.0

Feb. 5 at 2:30 p.m., CWPV Ladies 3.0

Feb. 8 at 2 p.m., Dink Pink 2.5

Feb. 13 at 2:30 p.m., Stevie’s Wonders 4.0

Feb. 15 at 2 p.m., Desert Jays 3.0

Feb. 20 at 2:30 p.m., Team TNT 3.5

Feb. 22 at 2 p.m., Dink Pink 2.5

The club is working hard on the enormous job of putting on the NIT games in March. Renee Seifert is an organizing dynamo in her second year of covering all the details, recruiting volunteers, and overseeing sponsors. General boss lady, and we are so lucky to have her!

There will be a general membership vote to decide if we take the club into a nonprofit organization status. This will enable the club to apply for grants, buy insurance, and attract sponsors, along with other benefits.

Paddle Up Times have been very well attended and will continue. All CWPV HOA members are encouraged to come over to courts 5, 6, and 7 and join in. No one to play with? No problem. Monday and Wednesday evening times are 6 to 8 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday times are 10 a.m. to noon and 2 to 4 p.m. All levels are welcome, as different levels play on different courts. Put your paddle up, play a game, come out, and repeat.

Monthly club meetings are the first Thursday of the month at 6 p.m. in the Computer Learning Center. Keep those paddles up and a smile on your face!