Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Court Opening Delayed

All 24 courts will open
Thursday, November 15th
This will make the transition much smoother, all the work will be done and the bathrooms will have arrived!


Monday, October 29, 2012

Steve Wong Clinic - Coming Soon


Featuring STEVE WONG

                                              by: A. J. Fraties


Looking for a way to tune up your game for the new season? Want to learn a couple of new skills? Got something you are working on? Wonder what kind of strategy the pros are using? The 2013 Pro-From-Dover Clinic, featuring National Champion STEVE WONG and other celebrity pickleballers, is for YOU!

November 15 and 16....block these days on your calendar now!

Location - Courts 9-13
Clinic       1 PM - 2:30
Class #1   3:30 PM - 5:30 PM

This first day focuses on foundational skills. Grip, basic strokes, common mistakes and how to correct them, essential playing strategies, a primer about paddles and other stuff. The clinic itself is brief - 90 minutes - but packed with information you can use. Steve is a noted instructor and coach and has an ability to translate his method of playing so we can all understand it.

Following the clinic, the optional class will give participants an opportunity to have one of the instructors observe and give feedback about their game.
Clinic         9 AM - 10:30
Class #2    1 PM -  3:00 PM
Class #3    4 PM -  6:00 PM

The second day's clinic focuses on advanced skills and strategies. While the content is geared to players approaching 4.0 or above levels, anyone can attend.

Following the clinic, the optional classes will give you a chance to work on the techniques and strategies Steve described, and to get feedback on the court.

Cost of clinic:
Both days, $5 total. Attend either or both clinics

Cost of classes:
$5 per class -  Space in the classes is limited to 24 per class
First come first serve.The first to register and pay will be included in a class
Final list of class participants will be posted on Nov. 16 before the first clinic.
Register:  Rosemary Reese will take registration fees at the courts, for both the Clinics and the classes

Friday:    November 3rd from 10 AM - Noon
Monday: November 5th from  10AM - Noon

If you have not arrived yet at Palm Creek but plan to attend the clinics, than please send e-mail to to pre- register.  Please be sure to provide your name(s) and site number. 

Friday, October 26, 2012

New Court Update

photo courtesy of Sue Hepler

We will be playing on our new courts
 Monday, November 5th !


Monday, October 22, 2012

Court Update

photo courtesy of Sue Hepler

As promised here is an update from our club president - Mark Nelson:
Court construction is on schedule. The contractor will have the 12 eastern most courts done this week. He will then start on the other 12. If you look at the courts right now they are all green. He puts down the green first. Next he will line out the courts and then go back and fill in the blue playing surface. The playing surface will be U. S. Open Blue. The kitchen and out of bounds will be dark green. Here's a link to a website that shows the colors
Rest Rooms: There has been a lot of discussion on what we will use for toilets at the new courts. Palm Creek is bringing in portable toilets that will be hooked to water and sewer. they will be flush toilets and have running water for washing your hands. The permanent toilets and snack stand will be built later this year.
For now:
The ice machine we used for our water jugs at the old court is dead. The replacement machine is at least 2 weeks away. Plan on bringing your own water to the courts until the machine is replaced

Saturday, October 20, 2012

2012 Huntsman World Senior Games

Al Hager - Sandy Stephens - Mary Whitfield
Gerry Winters - Lance Thiede

Men's Doubles - Age
Al Hager              Gold
Lance Thiede      Silver
Morgan Robins   Bronze
Gerald Winter     Bronze

Women's Doubles - Age
Mary Whitfield    Bronze

Women's Doubles - Skill 4.5
Sandy Stephens    Bronze

Mixed Doubles- Age
Mary Whitfield   Gold
Al Hager            Gold

Congratulations to  this years medal pool winner - Rhoda Zaph who guessed 10 medals for our group from Casa Grande!
A group of 66 came from the Casa Grande area to compete and to have fun
Hope you plan to join us next year!
2012 Huntsman Pickleball Dinner

4th Annual Saturday Night Dinner

Additional Photos are posted in photo album on the menu
Courtesy of Sandy Stephens

Saturday, October 13, 2012


Congratulations to Michael Dobson , Bronze Medal Winner at this years Mesquites' Pre -Huntsman Tournament!!

Friday, October 5, 2012

Be part of something Great .....

Palm Creek Pickleball Club is known everywhere for its training program. This year the program will be more exciting than ever, with additional clinics and classes. We are truly looking forward to a wonderful year and believe the new program will compliment our beautiful new courts! However, we have lost some instructors during the past year and need to replace them, and in addition we will need additional good people for the new classes.

If you would like to participate in building and improving one of the best pickleball program in the area, please let us know. You do not need to be an experienced pickleball instructor today, nor do you need to be an expert player, but you do need to enjoy helping others improve. This is a great way to give back and enjoy yourself at the same time. You do need to be willing to go through one four-hour training session in December. Additionally you will probably help other instructors conduct one class two or perhaps three times during the period from January to March, 2013.
Finally, the pickleball training program needs one person with administrative skills to help coordinate the classes. If you are interested in helping with the administrative side of this program, please reply indicating you are interested in the administrative assistant position.
Have a few questions?  Please inquire by contacting A.J Fraties at

Thanks very much for your willingness to help, and we look forward to working with you during this exciting new season.


Nevada Senior Olympics
Mark Nelson
Bronze - Men's Doubles 

LeRoy Schmidt
Bronze - Men's Doubles 
Silver - Mixed Doubles 
Barb Schmidt
Silver - Women's Doubles
Silver - Mixed Doubles 
Sally Dobson
Gold - Women's Doubles
Mike Dobson
Gold - Men's Doubles

San Diego Senior Olympics
Sherry Gusse
Bronze - Women's Doubles
Bronze - Mixed Doubles
Sandy Stephens
Silver - Women's Doubles
Silver - Mixed Doubles

New Mexico Meet and Greet
Dennis Runyan
Bronze - Men's Doubles
Silver - Mixed Doubles

Pickleball Barrel Classic
Lance Thiede
Silver - Men's Doubles

Pickleball by the Seaside
Lance Thiede
Silver - Men's Doubles