Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Hear Ye! Hear Ye!

Tournament season is coming upon us.
The Blog Calendar has been updated with tournaments for the season

The one you really do not want to miss is our Member Tournament:
  • The Tournament is Closed to Outsiders
  • Our Club Members volunteer to make this a "Great" Tournament for all of us
  • As a Fun Tournament, you do NOT need to be a member of USAPA to participate
  • Last year 398 club members played, this year it will be most of our club
  • In your weekly round robins ask one of the players to be your partner and to sign up with you
  • Look above the Calendar and you will see a Tab for "The Members Tournament" this will provide you with all the information you need!
Mark the Date on your Calendar Registration Opens on  December 20th!

The second Great tournament is our 16th Annual Tournament - Duel in the Desert:
  • Registration has opened and it appears that most events are full as are some waiting list.
  • Do not delay, right NOW take a look to see if there is something open in your Age and skill level, or if there is room on a wait list
  • If you are not able to register, by being a volunteer, you will be part an important participant in the success of this tournament

As to the other tournaments listed on the calendar, you need to look now, to see when registration closes. Some are closing soon. Others Registration will open after the first of the year.  
In most cases, you will need to be a USAPA member to participate. Like our Duel in the Desert be prepared for the better tournaments, to close registration quickly!

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

THE LARGEST PAYOUT

Nationals advertised $ 75,000 in prize money. 

It always seems to be a mystery as to who got paid what.  Jennifer Lucore got the scoop!

All Open Player winners were treated equally, young or old, playing singles or doubles. Something new, they paid for 4th place! 


The player winnings per open player:



   1st place =  $ 2,250
                                 2nd place = $1,300                                 
3rd place =  $  750
 4th place =  $  400


Monday, November 19, 2018



The Stars of Nationals 2018

 Referee Coordinators
George and Therese McCulley
Never missed a beat
 scheduling 
166 Referees to cover
4,293 Matches 




Byron and Marsha
Freso

As Certified Referee's
 are wearing the
newly requested  
"Uniform"
and always a smile!





The Warriors
Over the span of 45 courts and with 2,200+ players
it was a bit tricky to find some of our players
 Pattie Decker Focusing


 Chuck Macdonald warming up 


Joel Brown wearing our Club Shirt


This was a hit!


The Facility
Beautiful mountain views
Landscaping that could compete with Disney World
Large shaded Pavilions at the food court

Want More?
USAPA Nationals
Information and Coverage
ESPN  News
November 25th 
1PM EST and 10AM PST


Tuesday, November 13, 2018

November Meeting

New Season Kicking into Full Swing 

Members are filling up the ballroom

Volunteers are on hand to sign up members
348 Members are on the new roster already!

Please see Side Bar - Minutes from the Meeting are posted

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Congratulations !!!


Pickleball Round Up At Sun City AZ


Steve Fischer and Rick DeWeerd
Gold - 4.0 Men’s Doubles


Friday, November 2, 2018

Passing the Baton

After 3 years of having Nationals at home, the time has come for a new venue.
It will be an exciting week as once again Nationals has made another major step in its growth. The following is a great newscast!





Sunday, October 21, 2018

On the Road


Huntsman World Senior Games

George and Therese Mc Culley  
with Melissa Mc Curley

George and Therese ran the referee tent seamlessly
Next Referee Tent will be at the Nationals!

Sunday, September 2, 2018

2018 Nationals

BY David Hollis
Mission Royale

The Indian Wells Tennis Garden will make room for thousands of pickleball players this November when it hosts the "biggest, baddest pickleball tournament in the world," according to Indian Wells City Manager Wade McKinney. The facility will add championship pickleball courts for the USAPA National Pickleball Championships Nov. 3-11. The city will repaint the tennis courts to accommodate 45 pickleball courts in the Tennis -- or Pickleball -- Garden, including one for the championships. Most courts will be painted back for tennis games after the tournament. The tournament had to wait-list almost 500 players after registration hit its 2,000-player peak in one day on Aug. 1. This will equate to about 550 matches per day and nearly 5,000 matches over the span of the event. USAPA Director Justin Maloof said that shows how quickly the sport is gaining popularity. “This will be the premier event for the sport and will draw top players from all over the U.S. and world,” Maloof said. “The top names mean something in the pickleball world, but we are trying to elevate those names to the mainstream. Indian Wells Tennis Garden is one of the most beautiful venues for the sport and we are hoping this move will bring our players into the national mainstream spotlight.” The tournament has historically been hosted in Arizona across multiple venues, though organizers found themselves in a pickle as they outgrew the space. It will now remain in Indian Wells for five years. The national championships launched in 2009 in Arizona, where over 400 players participated. Last year, that number grew to 1,300, making it the largest pickleball tournament to date, meaning it became what some might call a "big dill." In comparison, the rival U.S. Open Pickleball Championships boasted about 1,000 competitors last year. In addition to observing premier pickling, spectators will have a wide array of food, beverage and entertain selections to enjoy, Maloof said. A number of pickleball sponsors will be on-site selling the latest paddles, balls, equipment, and apparel as well. It is not yet known if pickles will be sold, as pickles have no actual relation to the sport.

Sunday, August 19, 2018

Congratulations!!!

Brenda Jmaeff and Barb Parobec

Maurice Writes:
Barbie and Brenda capture first place at the Camano Cup Pickleball tournament today. Congratulations to Barb on her first, first place finish in tournament play.

Thursday, August 2, 2018

What's Up?

Wow, you have been quiet this summer!
Has it been THAT hot, you do not have any pickleball news?

Registration for Nationals opened yesterday and as expected the age/skill events are already closed!

Saturday, July 21, 2018

The Girls are up to ...


USAPA Great Lake Regional SSIPA
Joyce Staffen
Bronze - Mixed Doubles



Ann Earley
Waleska farmers market “peoples choice” first place pie contest! When your bored and recovering from shoulder/rotator cuff surgery, you bake! 

Wednesday, July 18, 2018