Sunday, May 29, 2011

Summer League - Schedule for June

June Schedule - Starting time 6:30 AM
  • Play will be at Palm Creek on Monday's and Saturday's
  • Play will be at Mission Royale on Wednesday's
  • Play will be at Robson on Friday's
Everyone is welcome - come join the fun

The Summer Medals Begin

Sue Buerkens

GOLD - Singles
GOLD - Women's Doubles
GOLD -  Mixed Doubles

Dan and Brenda Jmaeff

Silver - Mixed Doubles

 Pat Lively

GOLD -  Singles
BRONZE - Women's Doubles

Annual Greater Terre Haute Tournament
Al Hager

Mixed Doubles - Silver
Singles - Bronze

  West Kelowna Pickleball Tournament

Theresa Orcutt

Gold - Women's Doubles
Gold - Mixed Doubles

Colin Caldwell

Gold - Men's Doubles
Gold - Mixed Doubles
 2nd Annual Kennewick , Pickleball Polooza

Lance Thiede and Bob Sester

Bronze - Men' Doubles


Cindy Nelson

Gold - Women's Doubles

Mark Nelson

Silver - Mixed Doubles

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Pickleball Club Cook Book


The Palm Creek Pickleball Club is in the process of compiling a special cook book of favorite recipes from our Picklers as a fund raiser.
We NEED your favorite recipes. Our club is especially blessed with many excellent cooks. The happy hours and pot lucks prove that. If you have an interesting short story to go along with your recipe, please include it. ALL categories will be included. There will be a chili "cook-off" category, too.

The MORE recipes we collect, the BETTER!!

Please send your recipes to either:
Louise Kant, 5579 Spring Knoll Dr., Bay City, MI 48706
e-mail: or
Judy Davenport, 5 Reba Drive, New Oxford, PA 17350

Deadline date will be 1 August 2011

PS - If you are not the family chef ask your spouse to contribute a recipe

                                                                                         Submitted by Louise Kant

Saturday, May 21, 2011

In Memory of Rick Watkins

Died on Friday, April 15, 2011, at his home.
Rick will be remembered by our Club Members as the 2008 Legend Silver Medal Winner in our Palm Creek Tournament. He will also be remembered as a good sport and for his enjoyment of the game.
The following is an excerpt from his Obituary:
He married Shirley Truitt on February 27, 1953, in Kirksville, Missouri.
He served with the U.S. Marine Corps as a Lieutenant at Cherry Point Marine Air Base in North Carolina. Following his time in the service, he earned his Master in Education degree at Northeast Missouri State in Guidance Counseling. He later earned his certification in Secondary Administration.
In his career as an educator, he coached football, basketball, track and golf first at Lohrville High School in Lohrville and then at South Tama High School in Toledo. Later he worked as a guidance counselor, coach, Athletic Director, and Assistant High School Principal in South Tama. After moving to Muscatine in 1974, he was the Principal at Central Middle School.
Rick ran many Bix 7 and Peachtree 10K road races and also half marathons usually with his son, daughter, and granddaughter. For a time he raised Shetland ponies. He also enjoyed flying radio controlled airplanes. He and his wife spent over 20 winters in Casa Grande, Arizona, where he enjoyed playing tennis, pickle ball, and golf with friends there. In the summers back in Iowa, he continued with those sports. He loved camping and bicycling with family and grandchildren.
Sincere Condolences to Rick's family and friends
In memory Rick's name will be added to our Memoriam plaque at the courts.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Palm Creek 8th Annual Tournament Video

The following video is courtesy of Caryn McComas a resident of Mission Royale who played in our tournament this year.  Her daughter Lacy created and edited the video and posted it on U Tube
Thanks Lacy for sharing with us your talent and all the work you put into editing this.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

USAPA Rule Books

I have 3 books left at a cost of $5 each. 
 If you would like to buy one, e-mail me at and we will arrange to meet at the courts

Friday, May 13, 2011


Schedule Update
  • Starting Monday play will begin at 6:30 AM, you do not have to arrive at this time as play will last for 2-3 hours
  • Play will be at Palm Creek on Monday's and Friday's
  • Play will be at Mission Royale on Wednesday's and Saturday's
  • Monday and Saturday play will be social
  • Wednesday and Friday play will be skill level
Robson Ranch as a venue will be put back into the rotation, when the number of players decrease, currently the league has approximately 35 players

Everyone is welcome - come join the fun

Monday, May 9, 2011

First Day of Summer League Play

This league does not intend to "Rough It"
The courts were so busy this morning, it looked like we were still in season
Today's weather - mid afternoon 83 degrees with a light breeze

Sunday, May 1, 2011



The Pinal County Pickleball League Board met on April 23, 2011 to set the Summer Calendar for 2011.
The League will begin on May 9th, 2011 and start at 7:00 AM.
See the calendar for location of play.
The Summer League is for fun and open to all players. The winter League will return in October. The Board will meet in September to set the winter play schedule.
The next meeting, date to be set, will determine how the Pickle-balls will be paid for.

Mon. Tues. Wed. Thur. Fri. Sat. Sun.
  2        3        4       5       6     7     8
  9      10       11     12     13   14    15
16      17       18     19     20   21    22
23      24       25     26     27   28    29
30      31

Yellow - Palm Creek
Red - Mission Royale
Green - Robson Ranch

Summer Pickleball Play Reminders

Beat the heat and begin play at 7AM
Welcome some competition - the courts of of 5/1 are open to your guest
Water is no longer provided at the courts - bring your own and remember to "hydrate"
The club does not provide balls this time of year - bring your own - or if needed you can purchase them from Edie Preis for $1.75 each - Phone # 7285

Have Fun and  Remember "Safety First"