Sunday, May 31, 2015

In Memorium

Craig McGarraugh 
August 26, 1946 – May 18, 2015
During the season of 2011, Craig and his wife Inez, became a part of our Palm Creek Community and our pickleball club. Craig joined the USAPA and was quickly hooked on both club and tournament play year round.  When he went home for the summer, Craig  played and competed with many of our friends, in Bend Oregon.  It was no surprise that he was quick to win medals and became a tournament rated 4.5 player.  Craig will always be remembered for his friendliness and his humor on and off the courts.  
Craig was also quick to volunteer
He is pictured here working on our annual raffle
with his wife Inez and friends, Susan, Sharon and Kathie
Craig fought a long and brave battle with cancer. He passed away in the comfort of his home in Redmond, OR.  Our heartfelt prayers for his wife Inez and his for his family.
Donations can be sent to Partners in Care Hospice at 2075 NE Wyatt Ct, Bend, Oregon 97701
You can also contact me for Inez's mailing address.

Friday, May 29, 2015

Summer Play Update from Avis

                                                    Courtesy of Sue Hepler 5-29-15
We had 44 pickle ball players this morning. Robson, Dave White Palm Creek of course and Mission. It's always fun!! Especially when there are no buys! When we started at 7am it was 75 degrees When we finished it was 85! June 8th we are starting at 6am.

Saturday, May 23, 2015


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Club Information Links has some new updates:
Donna Christiansen  updated the  "Club Contact Information"
Kate Perrie updated the "Club Roster"
I  have updated the "Calendar"

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Pickleball Academy

Chuck has worn many hats in our club:  From cleaning the courts, to being a Facilities Helper,an Instructor's Assistant and an Instructor, He also sits on the Tournament Committee and the Tournament Desk.  Since 2013 Chuck has given us a presence on Facebook by creating:   Palm Creek Pickleball Club .   

As our new Director of Training and Development, it has become obvious that he is not planing on taking the season off.
Chuck MacDonald
Director of Training and Development

Chuck's latest endeavor on Facebook:  Pickleball Academy
"This Facebook page has been developed to focus on the comprehensive training programs of the Palm Creek Pickleball Club!"

Chuck, Thank you for all you do for our club and for the sport of pickleball!  

Monday, May 4, 2015

The Year 2006

Our club had recorded a 150+ players
Wayne Kennedy was Vice President
A petition was signed by a 126 players, respectfully requesting  additional courts.
Our 4 courts were very busy
The first 3 annual tournaments were held on these 4 courts

The upside of playing on 4 courts ....

  • The fun of playing was contagious
  • It was easy getting to know  all the players
  • Weekly Happy Hours were well attended
  • Court maintenance was easy
  • Blogs and Blasters weren't necessary, a notice posted on the board was read by all
  • Ratings were simple, it was  easy to know if you were an A or B Player
  • "Norman" was court side most mornings, as the club mascot

Friday, May 1, 2015

Summer Inter Community

Play for Summer Inter-Community kicked off today at Palm Creek
players finished their matches and it was only 81 degrees!

 Summer Coordinators
Charlie - Robson Ranch, Avis - Palm Creek, Jim - Mission Royale

42 Players
 Palm Creek - Robson Ranch - Mission Royale
Dave White - Sundance - Eloy