Tag Archive for pickleball

‘Tis the Season … to ‘Fill-A-Truck’

Several years ago, the Sun Lakes Pickleball Club Cottonwood was searching for a way to give back to the community of Chandler. Pickleball Club member Irene D’Aloisio was reading the newspaper and noticed an article pertaining to children in need at Hamilton High School. Despite the financial hardships these kids’ families had, the kids continue…

Relishing Pickleball

Notable National Championships and a TV Special David Zapatka I hope many of you made it to the Margaritaville USA Pickleball National Championships in Indian Wells, Calif. It was a blast. We attended the final three days watching all the pro events including Super Sunday when the finals of all five pro events were played.…

The Military Pickleball Association Battle of the Branches

Judy Rolfs On Nov. 10-12 in Casa Grande, the Military Pickleball Association held their Second Annual Battle of the Branches pickleball tournament, a salute to service. The tournament is partnered with a great charity that helps our veterans and first responders. Our own SLPCC was well represented with quality play and great sportsmanship. The SLPCC…

SLPCC Christmas Social—Mix & Mingle

On Dec. 8, 2022, Sun Lakes Pickleball Club Cottonwood hosted a Christmas social event for new and old members to mix and mingle while enjoying delicious donuts, cookies, hot chocolate, and/or coffee. Fun was had by all, and we look forward to the next social events scheduled in February with a Valentine’s theme. If you…

SLPCIO Hosts First Event of the Season

Diane Halpern On Nov. 5 the Sun Lakes Pickleball Club IronOaks (SLPCIO) held their first event of the season, and it was a great success! The day started out with IronOaks Tennis Club and Pickleball Club members enjoying coffee and delicious pastries provided by talented baker Mary Ann Smith who clearly has skills in the…

Local Players Win Gold!

Chuck Eberhardt Three members of the Sun Lakes Pickleball Club IronOaks brought home gold medals after competing in the Margaritaville USA Pickleball National Championships in Indian Wells, Calif., in November 2022. Chris and Roger Koski, playing Mixed Doubles in the 3.0, 65+ Division, won the top prize after a grueling 6.5 hours of competition against…

Meet the SLPCC Training Team

Judy Rolfs and Kim Layher Wanda Siedlecki and Paul Nichol are the new certified pickleball coaches/instructors for Sun Lakes Pickleball Club Cottonwood. Their Professional Pickleball Registry (PPR) certification is partnered with USA Pickleball. PPR provides current educational and training resources. Paul and Wanda‘s instructional clinics will benefit beginners to experienced pickleball players. Pickleball, a fast-growing…

Fitness Clothing Sale

Looking to refresh your wardrobe for pickleball, tennis, golf, or fitness? Come to the Sun Lakes IronOaks Pickleball Club sale of gently used fitness clothing/accessories on Saturday, Nov. 5, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., on the back patio of the IronOaks Fitness Center. The sale will offer hundreds of items for both men and…