Thursday, October 28, 2010

Sunday, October 24, 2010

This article and picture were in the Casa Grande Dispatch on Sunday, October 24, 2010.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

2010 Huntsman Pictures

Check out the pictures from the 2010 Huntsman World Senior Games.
Under the Menu on the right - Click on Pickleball Photo Album
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Check out more photos on this website


Tuesday, October 19, 2010

In Memory of Bob Scott

As many of you may know, we recently lost a great friend of pickleball in Bob Scott, who passed away very unexpectedly on October 11th . Bob loved pickleball and was always a terrific guy to play with or against...a fine player but really one of the most gentlemanly people on the courts; a real inspiration in terms of his good humor, sense of fun and fair play and his willingness to play with anybody and everybody.
Bob served in the Air Force during the Vietnam War. He was a business education teacher at the Wausau East and Wausau West High Schools.
Other than his family, Bob probably loved hunting best...and died while hunting pheasant in a favorite place in North Dakota.

If you would like to send a card or a note to his wife Carol,  for his address please contact Rosemary at  or A.J. at

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

2010 Hutsman World Senior Game Medal Winners

Not shown in picture Sherry Gusse and Morgan Robins
Congatulations to our medal winners who have kicked off the new 2010-2011 Tournament Season

WOW 22 Medals!

Bronze     Sue Buerkens      Women's Doubles
Gold        Sue Buerkens      Women's Doubles 4.0
Gold        Sue Buerkens      Womens' Singles
Bronze     Sue Buerkens      Mixed Doubles      
Bronze     Lynn Carlson       Men's Doubles       
Silver       Lynn Carlson       Mixed Doubles       
Gold        AJ Fraties            Men's Doubles Div 2
Gold        AJ Fraties            Men's Doubles 4.0
Gold        Irene Fraties        Mixed Doubles Div 2
Bronze     Irene Fraties        Women's Doubles 3.5
Gold        John Grasso         Men's Doubles Div 2
Gold        John Grasso         Mens's Doubles 4.0
Gold        John Grasso         Mixed Doubles Div 2
Silver       Sherry Gusse       Mixed Doubles      
Gold        Al Hager               Mixed Doubles      
Bronze     Ken Reese            Mixed Doubles
Bronze     Morgan Robins     Men's Doubles Div 2
Bronze     Barb Schmidt       Women's Doubles 3.5
Bronze     LeRoy Schmidt     Men's Doubles Div 2
Bronze     Mary Whitfield     Women's Doubles 
Gold        Mary Whitfield     Women's Doubles 4.0
Bronze     Jerry Winter        Men's Doubles        

On top of all of this our very own Doug Kant was quoted in the St. George "Spectrum", a daily newspaper
Doug Kant and Carol Haworth live far apart - he's from Michigan, she lives in Canada - but managed to connect online where a love of the sport brought them together for the senior games. "She needed a partner and I needed a partner and so we hooked up on the internet," said Kant, who is making his first appearance in the Huntsman games. "They play pickleball down at an RV park (where I live) and they asked me to come down and play and it sure is fun."

Sunday, October 10, 2010


The following annoucement is for all residents of Palm Creek. If you have only thought about playing the game or are a tournament medal winner, this is the clinic you do not want to miss. To be guarnteed a seat at this clinic register early, see details below:

Registration Required! 

On November 8th and 9th, Mark Friedenberg and his colleagues will join us at Palm Creek for one of Mark’s rare but very well-regarded clinics. Whether you are a beginning player or more advanced, you can learn a terrific amount from what Mark will share, and if you’re looking to improve your game this is an opportunity you can’t miss.

In the sport of pickleball, there’s perhaps no better known player than Mark, and certainly there’s nobody with better credentials. He has been with the sport virtually since its beginning, served for over four years as President of the USAPA, started (and is still running) Pro-Lite Sports, the premier pickleball-paddle manufacturing company in the world, authored the wide-selling Official Pickleball Handbook now in its second edition , and, perhaps most significantly, has competed in and won virtually every major pickleball competition. He is (with Pat Kane) the current 2010 National Men’s Doubles Open Champion. Mark is an extraordinary doubles player but he is also a tremendous singles player - ask AJ how he did against Mark in the Bronze Medal round at the Nationals last year - and above all is known as a gentleman, an excellent coach and a fierce competitor and at the same time a role model for sportsmanship.

In this clinic Mark and his colleagues will cover the following subjects:

November 8th (All Day):
1. Basic Fundamentals for ALL levels!
2. Beyond the Fundamentals: Dinking, Drop Shots, etc.
3. Doubles Strategies
4. Singles Strategies
5. How Practice can make Perfect!
6. How to Select a Paddle
7. Exhibition Match
November 9th (Morning only)
1. Advanced Techniques: Tendencies, Faking, Sweeps, etc
2. Secrets of the Master Players
3. Mental Toughness
4. Paddle Demo
5. Exhibition Match (If time permits)

Mark will also be showcasing his newest Pro-Lite paddles (including the brand-new Blaster….see it now for yourself at

Because of the rarity of this clinic and the quality of the material and instruction, we expect that these clinics will be very well attended.

Mark and his colleagues are very generously donating their time; the registration fee will be donated to charity in this spirit of giving

Fee: Palm Creek residents: A single $5.00 fee will provide you access to clinics on both days, must be paid in advance. Do not mail fees at this time; you will be notified, after you have registered as to when fees will be collected.

Early registration is definitely recommended. Reserving your spot is EASY! Simply let Rosemary Reese know at:

1. Names of who you are registering
2. Contact Phone numbers(s)
3. Date you plan to arrive at Palm Creek (if not already there)

Friday, October 8, 2010

19 / 122

Yes, 19!
19 known medals won for the month of September
WOW, 122 !
122 known medals won during the summer season
2010/2011 Season Kick Off
Our new tournament season is about to kick off with the Huntsman World Senior Games in St. George, UT starting  October 11th, 20 of our Palm Creek players will be competing , let's wish them good luck!