The Palm Desert Senior Games were held February 9th-11th in Palm Desert, California.
Congratulations to Connie Chambas (with partner Tom Kendrick) for taking home the bronze in Mixed Doubles 3.5:65-69!
From March 1-4, the 15th Annual "Duel in the Desert" Pickleball Tournament was held in Casa Granda, Arizona. Congrats to the following members who earned medals in their divisions!
Mark Attwood (with Jenny Butler) won gold in Mixed Doubles Skill/Age 4.5:50+
Robin Haney (with Gaylen Waynar) won silver in Mixed Doubles Skill/Age 4.0:65+
Congratulations to the following members for earning medals at this year's Reno/Tahoe Senior Winter Games, which were held January 30th-February 3rd.
Duane Chinnow and David Pelton won gold in Men's 3.5 doubles
Mark Attwood (with Karen Bruner) won silver in Mixed 4.5 Doubles
The SPC board has voted to split the cost of court resurfacing/repainting with the park district. All six existing courts will be resurfaced, and the large crack running through courts 2 & 5 will be repaired. The park district hopes to do this some time in April. The SPC board also voted to replace the stolen windscreen by the Challenge Court. The park believes that the person responsible for taking the previous windscreen was caught.
"We are pleased to present the 2018 USAPA\IFP Official Tournament Rulebook! This revised rulebook has been 2 years in the making and is a result of countless hours from the USAPA Rules Committee and careful review by the USAPA Board of Directors."
Courtside finished off the 2017 tournament season by offering its 3rd annual Resolution Round Robin tournament from December 28-30th. Nearly 200 players registered to compete in this year's tournament. Sunrise Pickleball Club member, Craig Fraser, did a fantastic job as usual serving as tournament director. Congratulations go out to the following members for earning medals in their divisions!
Val Graden and David Pelton won gold in 4.0B Mixed Doubles
Roddy Gee and Byron Lee won gold in 4.0 Mens Doubles
Brian Guzman (with Victor Kess) won gold in 3.5A Mens Doubles
Susan Whalen (with Ron Greeno) won gold in 3.5B Mixed Doubles
Kathy Yamamoto (with Robo Pearson) won silver in 4.0A Mixed Doubles
Mo Nard and Lisa Ryan won silver in 3.5A Womens Doubles
Mike Gardner (with Didi Martin) won silver in 3.5B Mixed Doubles
Sue O'Connell (with Dan Busch) won bronze in 4.0B Mixed Doubles
Kathy Yamamoto (with Joanna Kean) won bronze in 4.0 Womens Doubles
Reine Steel and Laurie Lozano won bronze in 3.5A Womens Doubles