Our third quarterly Round Robin Mixer was held on Saturday, September 16th, 2017. We tried something new this time and split players into two skill divisions: Intermediate (2.5-3.0) and Advanced (3.5-4.0). We ended up with 20 players in the lower division, and 28 players in the upper division. After 6 rounds of fun and competitive play, the top 2 players in each division were named as follows:
Intermediate: Rodney Coleman & Connie Chambas
Advanced: Greg Giles & Kathy Yamamoto
To determine first and second place winners, we then paired these players up (one from each division per team) and had a Finals match consisting of a single game to 15. In the end, Connie and Greg triumphed and claimed their first place prizes of $20 restaurant gift cards. Kathy and Rodney went home with $10 gift cards to Mr. Pickles and the satisfaction of knowing they were at the top of their respective divisions.
After the winners were declared, members enjoyed a BBQ picnic lunch courtesy of the club. Chef Rodney, the club's Event Planner, not only kicked butt on the court that day but was responsible for putting together this delicious lunch (with help from Jackie of course). Thank you Rodney- I bet you slept well that night! And thank you to the rest of the board for your time spent putting together this fantastic event.
Sarah Ansboury, the 2016 US Open Women’s and Mixed Doubles Champion, will be offering clinics, privates and semi-privates Sept 22-24 at Rusch Park. Sarah will be joined by her coach, Linh Ansboury, for this event. Linh has experience in multiple sports outside of Pickleball, with a sports and bio-mechanic background. Come learn from one of the top players in the world right here on our home courts!
Friday 9/22 Clinics
8:00am-10:30am: 3.5 skill level
11:00am-1:30pm: 4.0 skill level
Saturday 9/23 Clinic
8:00am-12:00pm: 3.5 and above skill levels
Sunday 9/24 Clinic
9:00am-11:30am: 3.0 skill level
Register here for any of the above clinics.
Time slots for private/semi-private lessons will also be available after the clinics. To register for privates/semi-privates (up to four people) contact Sarah at firstname.lastname@example.org
The club's second ever Round Robin Mixer was held on Saturday, June 24th, 2017. All of the 48 available spots were claimed by members anxious to compete, even after this week's record-breaking heat wave. Fortunately, Pickleballers are no strangers to getting up early, and everyone agreed to start bright and early at 7:00am in order to beat the heat. It ended up being a beautiful morning, and we had plenty of shade, ice-cold Gatorade, and popsicles on hand to keep cool. Steve and Reine kept score and called out the matches to make sure the courts were constantly filled. We quickly breezed through 6 rounds of play, and after totaling the points, 3 clear winners emerged:
First place: Jiren Tan, who was undefeated with 66 points!
Second place: Kaiyu Shan, with 63 points
Third place: Peter Jordan, with 62 points
The winners each received restaurant gift cards, drawstring bags, and pickleballs.
A big thanks to the SPC Board of Directors who worked hard to put on this event, and thank you to our wonderful members who make it so much fun and WORTH IT!
Thank you to all the brave members who came out for the club’s first ever Round Robin Mixer! The weather ended up cooperating, and 44 players showed up ready to have fun and compete. After 5 rounds (and much yelling of the alphabet) we ended up with 4 undefeated players — Charlie, Doyle, Lydia, and Val G. This worked out perfectly for an incredible finals round where we got to watch these skilled players battle it out. After three games to 7, mixing up partners each game, the winners were declared as follows:
1st Place: Lydia Brambila
2nd Place: Charlie Garcia
3rd Place: Doyle Lahti
Thank you to everyone who helped things run smoothly including Lee, Rodney, and the two Dales! It was a really fun event, and I had a great time putting it together and meeting some new members.
We hope to do this again quarterly, perhaps trying out some different Round Robin formats to keep things interesting. If you have any feedback on how the tournament went, or ideas for future events, please let us know.