Sunday, December 29, 2013

Training Clinics Start in January


Greeting Palm Creek Pickleball Club Members,

Happy New Year and Best Wishes for a Pickleball Filled Year in 2014 from the Training Group!

With that in Mind the Training Group is once again offering Skill Sessions to all of our Members, beginning this coming Friday!  These Skill Sessions will assist you in developing specific aspects of your Pickleball Game, depending on the course you sign up for the instructors will demonstrate techniques in each skill allowing you to take away what you need to practice the skill or skills until you have mastered them! 

The signup Sheets for all Skill Sessions will be located on the South Side, of the Big Blue board, near the bottom, between courts 9-16 and 17-24 and all signup sheets will be posted at least one week prior to the Skill Session running.  There is already a signup sheet posted for our first Skill Sessions at the 2.5 Skill Level, please read the Prerequisites listed for each skill session to be sure you are in the correct place to get the most benefit from the session before signing up, these begin filling up very quickly once we everyone arrives so check the Blue Board OFTEN as there will be a total of 15 different Sessions offered from this Friday, January 3rd, through to Wednesday, February 12th.  If you have something come up, please be courteous and remove your name so that someone else can benefit from the session.

There are Lessons in Dinking, Lobbing, Volleying at the net and so on, with each being offered at different times for YOUR skill level!  Our instructors are pleased to help you with your game and eager to have your feedback on all of the sessions you attend.  Please take a couple of minutes to tell us what you think on a short evaluation form available at each session.

We are always looking for folks who would enjoy helping out with the training, and there are a few spots open for positive folks who enjoy training and mentoring fellow Pickleball players into the sport we all LOVE!  So if you have skills in the area of adult training, or if you are enthusiastic and willing to learn, please respond to me and I will connect you with the appropriate Instructor or with our new “Coach”!

Thank you all and please feel free to contact me should you have any questions or concerns.


See You On The Courts!




Della Bass - Training Group Coordinator
John_Della@telus.net - Unit #14
On behalf of the Training Group - Roger Fellows, Les Scott and Della Bass

Friday, December 27, 2013

Blaster!

LeRoy and Barb Schmidt - Mark and Cindy Nelson


Many of us checked our e-mail this morning and were greeted with this photo Palm Creek promoting fun in the sun!



Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Merry Christmas







                                                 
                


Sunday, December 22, 2013

Thinking and Thinking...........

                 



A couple of days left and no idea as to what to get your best Pickleball Buddy

Captain Video to the Rescue

Gift Certificate Details
click on link

Monday, December 16, 2013

Monthly Meeting




   

December Club Meeting  
 Wednesday, December 18th                                    4 - 5  PM  
                         Sonora Room                                                                                                

This a good time to catch up on club news, ask questions and make recommendations.  After the meeting you will be able to:
  • Purchase a club pin - $ 3.00 ea. or 2/ $5.00
  • Fill out a club membership form for the new, season
  • Pick up a membership form for our National Organization, the USAPA



Following the meeting 
 Annual Holiday Social hour  
The club will provide Holiday Punch
(Alcoholic and Non-Alcoholic)  
Bring a snack to share



Sunday, December 15, 2013

Palm Creek Medal Winners!

Congratulations!!!

Mesa Regal Tournament
Dan Jmaeff - Donna Robins - Maurice Parabec
not in picture Al Hager
Voyager Holiday Tournament
Dan Jameff - Dave Touchet - Barb Schmidt - Donna Robins
Lance Thiede - Maurice Parabec
not in picture Chuck, MacDonald, Les Scott, Lynn Carlson
Brenda Jmaeff
Surprise  1 of 3 Tournament
Lance Thiede

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Updated Court Schedule

The Court Schedule has been updated, with a great new format!


(click on link)


Thanks to all of the Blog readers, the Blog has had over a 100,000 hits!

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

The Nationals 2013

Congratulations 

This years USAPA  National Medal Winners

            Brenda Jmaeff and Sally Dobson (not in picture)  Bronze Medal Women's Age
                                           Al Hager  Silver Medal Mixed Doubles Age
                                         Lynn Carlson  Gold Medal Men's Doubles Age

Each year the competition becomes more challenging, the USAPA promoted this years tournament as the  largest to date:  640 registered players, from 39 states and 5 countries!

Pickleball Co-Founder Barney McCallum

Pickleball Ambassadors and players had a special treat this year.  Barney (now 87 years old). Sponsored this year's Ambassador dinner. Barney talked to us about the origin of the games, the processes involved in making the rules for a brand new game .  As with any enterprise, he also shared some of the start up pains.  Barney spent a lot of time at the courts watching many of the matches.  It appeared that he truly enjoyed long days at the court, appreciating the growth of the sport and the joy the sport has given to so many.



Saturday, November 16, 2013

Mike Salas Memorial

As many of you have heard, Mike Salas a pickleball player from Mission Royale died on November 11th
Chris McKibbon asked that our club members be notified of the Memorial Service
Visitation will begin at 1 p.m. Monday, at J. Warren Funeral Services, The Gardens Chapel.  A scripture service will follow at 2 p.m.
Chris has invited all to Mike's home in Mission Royale after the service, address - 2521 Fiesta Drive


Friday, November 15, 2013

DAVID LEROY LUCHI (1937 - 2013)



Dave attending our very first clinic
For every member that shared a court with Dave, there is a different memory.  The one memory that we all share is that Dave Loved pickleball.

Obituary
David LeRoy Luchi, 76, of Mount Vernon passed away Saturday, November 9, 2013.He was born on March 9, 1937 in Cut Bank, Montana and graduated from Cut Bank High School with the Class of 1955. A long time Skagit County resident, David worked 35 years for Olympic Pipeline.
 In 1979 he married Eleanor Gabrielsen and they enjoyed hunting and outdoor activities together, and attended Viewcrest Assembly of God Church. David loved playing pickleball, basketball, tennis and card games. He also enjoyed hiking, shooting and hunting. In their retirement years, he and Eleanor loved to travel, especially to Arizona and Montana.
David is survived by his wife, Eleanor of the family home; two sons, Dave (and wife, Rose) and Mike; one daughter, Sheri (and husband, Steve); three grandsons, Bryan, Alex and Jon; four granddaughters, Jeny, Angela, Amanda and Madi; 5 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Lovell and Delbert; and one sister, Elaine. He was preceded in death by his parents, Louis and Mae; grandparents, Eugene and Dora; one son, Ron; two brothers, Larry and Ronnie; and one sister, Darlene.

Condolences may be sent to:
Mrs. Eleanor Luchi
PO Box 744
Mt. Vernon, WA 98273

Thursday, November 14, 2013

SPREAD THE WORD - FIRST CLINIC OF THE SEASON

REGISTER NOW
November 19-24
For Palm Creek Residents Only
You will want to Register Early as  the number of participants is limited!

Pickleball Guru Academy 2-Day Clinic - Beginner-3.5 Level
Unlike most larger-group clinics, you won’t be sitting around long. With a little time for explanation, this clinic is mostly on the-court practice & drills to help you master the fundamental shots.

Level 1 - How to Win a Point in the First 3 Shots
• The Deceptively Simple Serve
• The Deep Service Return
• The Drop Shot & the Approach!

Level 2 - How to Force the Other Team to Give you the Point or Hit a Great Shot
• Dunk the Dink
• Vigorous Volleys
• Pound the Put-Aways

Minimum registration of 24 required. Maximum capacity 48. Can offer repeat session if there is interest.

Open Forum Q & A’s - Advanced/4.5+ players
This will be a facilitated, open-forum discussion for players to ask questions & discuss advanced strategy, tactics & techniques.
Minimum registration of 16. Maximum capacity of 50. Can offer repeat session if there is interest.

Individual, Pair & Foursome Lessons - For All Levels
Private lessons last 1½ hours. Scheduling is on a first-come, first-served basis & limited to 4 sessions a day as outlined in
the schedule. Pair lessons MAY include 2 players of somewhat different skill levels. Foursome lessons may NOT include
players of different skill levels -- all four players should be of approximately the SAME skill level.
Limited availability: 3 individual lessons, 5 pair lessons & 8 foursome lessons available.

Clinic Information and Registration
Click on link






Expert Pickleball Analysis, Coaching & Drills



Updates

The Blog has an updated look this season
The Calendar will continually provide dates of interest, the monthly board meetings are already listed

A few updated links to check:

  • Resident and Annual Registration Forms
  • Club Contact Information



Monday, November 11, 2013

For all Palm Creek Pickleball Players

Please fill out this form completely,the information collected assists the board in making informed decisions.
Think of this as a 2 part process
Part 1 - Submitting the completed form, will automatically make you a club member, you will receive updates from the club, you will be added the club roster. A new form must be completed each season, your skill level, site #, e-mail etc. may have changed. Each player is to complete their own form.
Part 2 - Pay to play.  There are several choices on the attached form.  
The seasonal fees remained the same as last year. Players who pay the seasonal fee, will be given a sticker for their badge, indicating that they have paid for the season, this is also updated on the roster. Paying the seasonal fee has made it better for all!
Players over the course of the season save money, check in for organized play is quicker, you no longer have to think about taking money to the courts.  If you are only at the courts for open play, it is requested that you pay the seasonal fee.
With these fees, the club supplies the balls for the courts, training paddles, pays for all the ink, paper and signage to keep the club organized and the annual pizza party!
( Balls etc. are not supplied by Palm Creek for the courts.) If you choose not to participate as a club member, pickleball's are available in the pro shop for purchase.

On November 18th, organized play will start, forms and fees will be collected at the courts by Board Members, Round Robin Captains and the Welcome table.


click on link

Questions: Can readily be answered at the courts

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Save the Dates

The Club Calendar has been updated
  • First Round Robin Captain's meeting, Sunday 11/17,  2 PM at the Courts
  • Monthly Club Meetings, the 3rd Thursday of each month 4 PM San Tan Room
  • Organized Play will begin on Sunday 11/17
Stay informed by checking the Blog and the Blog Calendar a couple of times a week
Many more updates will be posted on the calendar in the days ahead!

Friday, November 8, 2013

USAPA Nationals


Tournament begins on Monday 11/11 at Sun City Festival, Buckeye, AZ.

If you are not competing, form a car pool and take a day trip to spectate. This tournament is like no other.

Age of athletes participating - 9 years old to 89 years old.
Open Mixed Doubles  has 95 teams competing; 60 of those teams have a 5.0 Player.
Mixed Doubles by age has 196 teams!

135 Men are competing in singles, including our LeRoy Schmidt
and 57 women including our Barb Schmidt and Connie Emerson

More club members to cheer: Sally Dobson, Brenda Jmaeff, Thersa Orcutt, Vance Christiansen, Al Hager, Dan Jmaeff, Dennis Runyan, Lance Thiede and Dave Touchet. (apology to anyone I may have missed)


USAPA National Tournament
click on link for more details

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Filling Up Fast

Prem Carnot clinic is just 2 weeks away, now is the time to sign up

 
 
 
 
Reminder: Clinic is for Palm Creek Residents Only
 
 
 


Saturday, November 2, 2013

Plan ahead....

Resident Tournament Registration is Now Open
 
You can register on line
 
or you can print a form, from the Club Information section to the right
 
This tournament is all inclusive
 
Skill levels start at 2.5
 
Everyone can sign up and join the fun
(as long as you meet the residency requirements)
 


Monday, October 28, 2013

Updates and Reminders

Ladies Inter-Community now has a new name -
"Ladies Interleague" and it is going to start on November 6th.
The 4.0+ and 3.5 groups will be comprised of rated players only.
Their Captains are Barb Schmidt and Lise Nolin, respectively.

 3.0 rated players are scarce at Palm Creek (The USAPA has 233 women rated 3.0).  We are looking for competitive 3.0 players, who think they may look to be rated this year and are hoping to play in our local tournaments at the end of the season.  At the onset of the season, you will be playing at Robson Ranch on Wednesday's at Noon. (Also looking for a captain for this group)
Interested? Please e-mail me at RosemaryReese@aol.com

A Reminder:
The Prem Carnot Clinic in November is filling up fast, don't delay. Read the post on October 12, for details. This clinic is Palm Creek Residents only.

Comments:
At the bottom of each post, you can check your reaction and or actually comment.  Comments are welcome, even the ones that say "skip it"!


Thursday, October 24, 2013

Court Shade

We seem to never have a shortage of volunteers, it looks as if lacing the shade in place is more than a little tedious



Photos Courtesy of Sue Hepler



Speaking of volunteers, I am in need this season of a 
Blog Photographer, if your interested please e-mail me,
I will be happy to outline the tasks
RosemaryReese@aol.com. 


Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Membership Fees for the new Season

Palm Creek Pickleball Club Members
Last year at the April Board of Directors meeting the board approved a few minor changes to the schedule of fees charged to pay for Pickleball play and ongoing court operations.  The schedule is as follows:

Seasonal pass purchased:
November 15th through   January 31st   $20.00

 February       $15.00
 March              $10.00
Less than one month, $3.00 per week
Pay as you go, $1.00 per venue
Incidental, play such as someone in the park for a couple of days (less than one week) or a guest of a player, no charge.  New players taking lessons will not be charged until they move into 2.5 or decide they just want to play in open play.
Sandi Feller has been serving as our Captain Coordinator.  She has resigned as she is building a new home in Robson which will be completed soon.  We are happy for her but will sorely miss her smiling face on the courts.  Alex Gendron has accepted the responsibility of the new Captain Coordinator.    He has a contagious smile, loves people, always upbeat, and very approachable.  He’ll arrive in the park with his wife Shirley on Dec. 1st.  He’ll hit the ground running, but has already been involved in the planning process.
Looking forward to another terrific season!

Gary Baker
Club President

Monday, October 21, 2013

Huntsman and more...

If you have not been to St. George or the Huntsman World Senior Games and have wondered what all the Hoopla is about.  This video will give you a glimpse.  In this video you will see Juanita Vincent, our Arizona Regional Ambassador, in two separate interviews.

2013 Huntsman World Senior Games Video


Sunday, October 20, 2013

Huntsman World Senior Games

If you are not familiar with these games, this is an event like no other.  Over 10,000 players compete in 26 different sports.  In recent years all 50 states have been represented and this year 26 countries.  As this blog is about Pickleball, this is our focus at the games.  Members of our club participate in other sports as well.
Softball being a huge event with 300 teams.  Jerry Winter competes every year in both Softball and Pickleball. I understand Lauri Scott was coaching softball and John and Della Bass were also competing.
Lana Ennis and her husband compete in Cowboy Shooting!

Gary Baker - Gold - Men's 4.0
Barb Schmidt - Bronze - Women's Singles
Alvin Hager - Silver Men's 5.0
Not Shown - Mike Dobson - Silver - Men's Age
The Huntsman Games celebrated their 27th year.  This was Pickleball's 10th year.  The first year 47 players competed, this year 530+, would have been much higher if more courts were available. Usually you have 6 months to register, Pickleball Registrations this year closed after 2 months.  Interested in competing next year?  Mark your calendar's to register on March 1st!!
Everyone said competition was really tough this year (it makes sense that the "really serious" players registered early) .  This makes these medals "extra special".


As a group Palm Creek had 14 competitors
an additional 5 members cheering for the players
Mission Royale had 7 players competing, they joined us in our social activities

This is my 5th and final year as "Social Coordinator" for these games, hopefully someone will step forward to take this on next year.  I will be happy to provide the templates!

With the daily return of all our club members, we are looking forward to a GREAT season!

Monday, October 14, 2013

Huntsman - Palm Creek at the "Dixie Center

Barbara and Wendell Johnson with "Chewie"


 Spread the Word!!
At the Dixie Center this week - Palm Creek has a table, pick up a Flyer with specials and enter the drawings.

The only facility in Arizona with 24 World Class Pickleball Courts"
The only club sponsored tournament  in Arizona, rated as a Tier 2, USAPA  Sanctioned Tournament  !!!

RVer's
Flyer Coupon(s) For First Time Visitors
  • 1st Night Free with 3 Night Stay
  • $199 For A Week Stay
  • $499 For A Month Stay (+Utilities)
Drawing For A Free RV Space For 1 Week For 10 Years At Any Sun RV Resort

Do not RV:  
Drawing for a "FREE" week in a Resort Cottage at Palm Creek




Saturday, October 12, 2013

Clinic Registration November 19-24

Here is the update you have been waiting for 
Click on the link :


Reminder: This clinic is for Residents of Palm Creek Only

Will begin updates on Huntsman World Senior Games tomorrow

Thursday, October 10, 2013

First Clinic of the Season - Save the Date

November 19-24
For Palm Creek Residents Only
You will want to Register Early as  the number of participants is limited!

Pickleball Guru Academy 2-Day Clinic - Beginner-3.5 Level
Unlike most larger-group clinics, you won’t be sitting around long. With a little time for explanation, this clinic is mostly on the-court practice & drills to help you master the fundamental shots.

Level 1 - How to Win a Point in the First 3 Shots
• The Deceptively Simple Serve
• The Deep Service Return
• The Drop Shot & the Approach!

Level 2 - How to Force the Other Team to Give you the Point or Hit a Great Shot
• Dunk the Dink
• Vigorous Volleys
• Pound the Put-Aways

Minimum registration of 24 required. Maximum capacity 48. Can offer repeat session if there is interest.

Open Forum Q & A’s - Advanced/4.5+ players
This will be a facilitated, open-forum discussion for players to ask questions & discuss advanced strategy, tactics & techniques.
Minimum registration of 16. Maximum capacity of 50. Can offer repeat session if there is interest.

Individual, Pair & Foursome Lessons - For All Levels
Private lessons last 1½ hours. Scheduling is on a first-come, first-served basis & limited to 4 sessions a day as outlined in
the schedule. Pair lessons MAY include 2 players of somewhat different skill levels. Foursome lessons may NOT include
players of different skill levels -- all four players should be of approximately the SAME skill level.
Limited availability: 3 individual lessons, 5 pair lessons & 8 foursome lessons available.


Expert Pickleball Analysis, Coaching & Drills


Thursday, October 3, 2013

Article of Interest

Pickleball Science

or

Why YOU should wear eye protection
 
After I was hit in the eye playing Pickleball, I wondered why I hadn't been able to protect myself.  So on Sunday, January 23, 2011 at the Ogden Community Center I recorded the sounds of Pickleball play.  I analyzed the recording to find the shortest time between two hits when both players were at or near the no-volley lines. 

It frequently took between 350 and 400 millisecond for a slammed ball to travel from one paddle to the other, and once the time was only 250 milliseconds (one quarter of a second).

 Now consider that your reaction time, the time from when you see the ball hit the opponents paddle to the time you can begin to move a muscle in response, is probably between 200 and 300 milliseconds.  (You can test yourself at this website:  www.mathsisfun.com/games/reaction-time.html)

If you then start to move the paddle to intercept the ball (or protect your face) it will take additional time to get the paddle where you want it.  In testing I performed, it took me at least 55 milliseconds to move just the first 8.25 inches (the width of the paddle).

 Taking the 350 millisecond transit time and subtracting 200 milliseconds for reaction time and 55 milliseconds for the first 8.25 inches of paddle movement, only 95 milliseconds (less than one tenth of a second) remains to move the paddle the rest of the way to where you want it.  It can't be done!

 So even the fastest of you can’t protect yourself from an opponent’s hard slam from the no-volley line if you wait to see where the ball is going.  You can't protect your eyes with your paddle or even turn you head in the time you have.  You may be able to anticipate your opponents intent to slam and gain a little time to react, but by the time you see the ball headed toward your face, it’s way too late.

 So your options are:

·         Look away before the ball is hit (and lose the point).        

·         Play the odds that the ball probably won’t hit your eye (and risk your sight).

·         Wear protective eye wear (and perhaps look less than stylish).
  
My vote is for the eye wear.  Simple lens-less racquetball glasses are perfect for those who don’t wear glasses or wear contacts.   You can find a wide selection of protective eye wear on the internet and there are a few are available for use over glasses.  Safety glasses are another option.

 I wish I’d started wearing protective eyewear before I got hit in the eye in the summer of 2010.  Internal bleeding in the eye and a small tear in the retina resulted.  Fortunately most of my eye damage wasn’t permanent.  You might not be so lucky!

 John Gardner

September 13, 2013


Thursday, September 26, 2013

Medal Reminders and more....

Medals Please:
Many of you promised medals for the medal board.  As you are getting ready to return to Palm Creek please remember to bring your medals with you.

Please put them in a bag, with your name on them.  Only non-duplicates are used for the medal board. Any duplicates that you have will be returned to you.  Everyone that has a medal placed on the medal board, in recognition, will have a name plate added to the board.



Communications:
As our club has grown, so has our various means of communicating.  Palm Creek Pickleball Players are an active bunch and have several resources to stay up to date
  • This Blog for Pickleball
  • Facebook - Chuck Mac Donald has set up  "Palm Creek Pickleball"
  • Facebook - Palm Creek Golf and RV Resort
  • Blog for positive updates on Palm Creek http://palmcreekupdate.blogspot.com/
  • Next Door - A site set up for Palm Creek Residents (not employees), keeps you in the "know" for activity updates, items for sales, a place to post what you have for sale, a place to ask for Doctor referrals, even learn about Break-Ins.  It too, has a "Pickleball Community" section.  If you would like an invitation to join, e-mail me at RosemaryReese@aol.com
 


Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Medals from Pikes Peak Tournament

Congratualtions!!!!

LeRoy Schmidt    Gold   Men's Doubles

Sally Dobson       Silver  Mixed Doubles

Sally Dobson       Gold   Women's Doubles

Barb Schmidt      Gold   Women's Doubles


Thursday, September 5, 2013

Pickleball Super Bowl Ad ???

This was forwarded  to me in an e-mail:

This is Tim Wright and Pickleballcentral is in a competition to win a 90 second spot for a commercial during the Super Bowl.  This is for small businesses and I was wondering if you would be able to spread the word with and others that love Pickleball.  I've attached a link that allows you to vote once a day.  I think it would be neat to see a commercial during the biggest sporting event of the year.




Thanks,

Tim Wright
Pickleballcentral Field Rep.

Monday, September 2, 2013

Medal Talk

Congratulations to:

Bob Sester - Bronze Medal Winner - Age - 2013 Olympic Peninsula Tournament
Alvin Hager - Bronze Medal Winner  5.0 skill  - 2013 Royal Oak Tournaments

Reminder to our many club member medal winners, if you have not been recognized on our medal board, please bring your medals with you.  If it is a duplicate of a medal already on the board, we will return your medal.  If it is mounted on the board, your name will be added to the board

Thursday, August 29, 2013

In the News

Our club members are truly exceptional in promoting pickleball.  After volunteering all season, you would think they would take the summer off!

Our very own Dean Wineinger and Dick Walker were instrumental in getting 10 new courts in Topeka, Kansas.  The attached link, is the news arcticle printed in The Topeka Capital-Journal.

 
 
 


 

 
 


Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Rally in the Valley Medal Winners

Bronze 3.5 Women's Doubles
Nancy Schwarz-Barbara Durrant
(Nice to have them both in the picture)



Gold 4.0 Men's Doubles
Craig McGarraugh


 Bronze 5.0 Men's Doubles
AJ Fraities
(If I cropped this one, we would lose A.J.)

Friday, August 16, 2013

Travel to Senior Games

I cannot make any representation about this company, I received the following e-mail and am sharing it, as it may be of benefit to USAPA members  Please be sure to update me with any experiences good or bad
RosemaryReese@aol.com


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Executive Director of USAPA we are reaching out to the local

ambassadors to introduce ourselves and our company—BLASTT,

Beyond Limits Active Senior Tours & Travel, LLC -- a tour

and travel company specializing in taking participants to

Senior Games competitions all over the U.S.

We provide a one-stop solution including travel assistance,

airport transfers, luxury accommodations, transportation

services to and from the Games events, social hospitality

and local site-seeing excursions.

Because many of the Senior Games are USAPA-sanctioned

events, we would like to invite those players who may have

an interest to join one or more of our 2014 trips. As an

incentive we will offer a 10% discount on all tour packages

for USAPA members.

If you are interested in learning more please visit our web

site, give us a call, send us an email or see our ad on the

USAPA web page. We would be happy to provide your area

member with our 2014 tour schedule brochure.

We plan to be at the National Pickleball Tournament and hope

to see you there!

Best regards,

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Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Members Winning Medals

Congratulations !!!!!


Jeanne and Tom Gearhart
4th Annual Miracle Ear Tournament
Silver Medal Winners
Mixed 4.0

Lance Thiede
Idaho State Senior Game
Won the Silver Medal for 
Men's and Mixed Doubles
and the Bronze Medal for
Men's Singles



Alvin Hager and Lynn Carlson
6th Annual Middleton Skills
Gold Medal Winners 4.5 /5.0

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Bend Pickleball Tournament

Congratulations!!!














A.J. and Irene Fraties
Bronze Medal
4.5Mixed Doubles
A.J. Bronze Medal
4.5 Men's Doubles
Irene Silver Medal
4.5 Women's Doubles

Nancy Schwarz and Barbara Durrant
Bronze Medal
3.5 Women's Doubles
Yes, it is really them!
Enlarge the picture to view


Many of our Palm Creeker's attended this tournament, take a look at the photos, in the link below and you will see many familiar faces.