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


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

Monday, July 9, 2018

New Ratings are Here!

The Official Governing Body of Pickleball and the Leading Pickleball Tournament Software Company ( have created a Player Rating System to Help Tournament Directors & Players Improve Their Tournament Experience.
The Rating system went live on July 9th, 2018 at 5:00 PM PDT, 6:00 PM MDT, 7:00 PM CDT, 8:00 PM EDT!
Use the Links below to locate specific player ratings

Friday, June 8, 2018

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

'Heroes' helped save Kelowna man's life at pickleball tournament in Kamloops

Kamloops This Week MAY 28, 2018 08:15 PM 

Monday, May 28, 2018

The Biggest Tournament of the Season

The US Open Pickleball Championships
A lot has been written about this tournament
Some of the Numbers:
47 States and 20 Countries represented
2,000 players and a total of 4,300 matches
855 medals awarded and $44,000 in prize money
VIP Court Side Box Seat $2,750

to our club members

Carol Lindow
Triple Bronze Medal Winner
Women's Doubles Age - Mixed Doubles Age 
 Women's Doubles Skill/Age

Marsha Freso
Silver Medal  Women's Doubles Age

Marti Gasser
Silver Medal  Women's Doubles Skill/Age

Do you want to see some of the action?
Tune in: June 1st (Friday) on CBS Sports Network - Pro Doubles Final
7 PM - Men   and 8 PM  - Women  Eastern Standard Time

Sunday, May 13, 2018

Find it on Amazon

Many of you know AJ Fraties
He was our club President from 2009-2011
Initiated our training program, started paddle day and much more.

We have several authors in our club, AJ has now joined them as a published author.
Although l fiction, you may be able to identify a few of the characters,

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Summer Intercommunity

Getting Ready for May 1st when Mission Royale and Dave White players come to Palm Creek

                                          photos courtesy of Linda Blevin

Thursday, April 12, 2018


Friday, July 20, 2018
Pickleball's Intercontinental Team Competition
International Federation of Pickleball

Team Competition: Europe versus North America
Men's, Women's, and Mixed Doubles
* Age/Skill-Based Competition
19+, 50+, 60+, 65+, 70+, 75+, 80+ (planned)
One-Day Event
All players will play multiple matches throughout the day
Each match is worth 1 point for your team (Europe or North America)
Limited to 250 participants
IFP sanctioning rules will apply

Saturday and Sunday, July 21 and 22, 2018
Italian Pickleball Association

Men's, Women's, and Mixed Doubles
* Age/Skill-Based Tournament
19+, 50+, 60+, 65+, 70+, 75+, 80+ (planned)
Limited to 250 participants
IFP sanctioning rules will apply