The Sacramento pickleball community was incredibly saddened to learn of the sudden passing of one of our most beloved members, Kingsley Lee.
Kingsley was a fixture on our courts. A highly skilled player, he loved the competition, but it never overshadowed his love for people and the game. He will be remembered for his infectious smile and laughter.
FUNDS HAVE BEEN SUCCESSFULLY RAISED to install a memorial bench and plaque at the Rusch Park courts. Thank you to everyone who donated!!
Starting Friday, May 29th, 6 of the 12 pickleball courts at Rusch Park will be open.
UPDATE: All 12 courts are now open. Lights will return July 13th.
The Park District has established the following guidelines for play. Please read them in full and abide by them when on the courts.
SUNRISE PICKLEBALL CLUB COVID-19 POLICIES/GUIDELINES
In accordance with the County of Sacramento Health Directive, all social distancing and sanitation requirements for players are in effect. Sunrise Pickleball Club and Sunrise Recreation and Park District remind all players that following these policies and guidelines is each player’s responsibility.
The pickleball courts at Rusch Park are currently closed. Sacramento County and the State of California have issued Shelter in Place orders. The County order, which requires all public park amenties to remain closed, is set to expire May 1st, but may be extended.
We are sprucing up our grounds!!! Ozzie, our amazing green thumb professional, has agreed to lead the efforts.
A big THANK YOU to all the amazing people that came out so far to volunteer their time with the park pathway clean up. None of this would have been possible without your kindness or generosity, and I really appreciate each and every one of you. It takes a village, people, and I am so thankful to be a part of this one.
Check out https://photos.app.goo.gl/AnAUCPThzAUF4jNk6 for photos from Saturday morning.
The next phase of our project includes sourcing some wood chips from a local tree trimming company. We will be receiving a LARGE supply of wood chips, and this part of the project will require a lot of people-power and possible use of extra wheelbarrows (maybe even a small pick-up truck if someone has one we can use). When we have more details and set a date for the delivery, we will send out another e-mail looking for more volunteers. Stay tuned!
Our Pickleball 101 sessions have been a HUGE success!
Every Saturday morning at 8:00am on courts 5 and 6, the public is welcome to join us for a FREE beginner clinic. Learn how to play the fastest growing sport in America! Experienced players will be on hand to help you learn the ropes. You'll be playing your first real games in no time. Newer players who just want to practice in a low pressure environment are also welcome to join the fun.
We will provide paddles and balls. Wear comfortable court shoes and bring water.
Register on PlayTime Scheduler or text Amy at 916.474.0831 for more information.