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    Skills & Drills Event a Huge Success!

    By Reine Steel, 01/30/2019

    On Sunday, January 27th the club held its first ever Skills & Drills event.  We filled to capacity with 36 players, each donating $25 or more, raising a total of $1,000 for the new courts fund!  Our call for volunteers was also enthusiastically answered by a dream team of 15 advanced level players from the club.  We had beautiful weather and a great atmosphere of happy pickleballers.

    Each of the 6 courts was set up as a different drill station - serves, returns, third shots, volleys, dinks, and lobs.  Participants formed groups of 6 and moved through each station, spending 15 minutes learning and practicing their skills, and 10 minutes competing for points in fun mini-games.  Custom-designed, pickleball-themed vinyl decals (which you'll surely starting seeing on lucky members' cars, water bottles, and paddles) were awarded as prizes.

    THANK YOU to everyone who made this event happen, especially Mo Nard for spending countless hours behind the scenes planning this event.  We were blown away by our fantastic team of volunteers, who somehow managed to feed hundreds of balls over 3 hours with smiles on their faces, while providing some great coaching tips.  You all make our club better, in more ways than one!

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    December 2018 Round Robin Mixer Results

    By Reine Steel, 01/30/2019

    Due to rain this month, our two Round Robin Mixers were held back-to-back on December 2nd.  There were 30 players in the lower division, and 44 players in the upper division.

    Upper division:

    First place:  Darrel Dey & John Ivanusich
    Second place:  Kim Hughes & Reine Steel

    Lower division:

    First place:  Chris Rosenstock & Mike Sanchez
    Second place:  Rob MacGregor & Connie Hoetger

    Thanks to everyone who participated in the Round Robins and the raffles benefiting the Gene Ahner Scholarship Fund.

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    Thank you Paddletek!

    By Reine Steel, 10/18/2018

    A special thank you to Paddletek for donating some awesome Bantam TS-5 paddles as our Round Robin Raffles grand prizes this month!  We have now raised $1395 for the Gene Ahner Scholarship Fund, which provides financial assistance to qualifying families so their kids can participate in the many programs offered through the Sunrise Recreation & Park District.  Bob Hansen and Larry Hawe were the lucky winners!  Thanks to Amber Lao as well for securing these donations for us, and all the members who bought raffle tickets.

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    October 2018 Round Robin Mixer Results

    By Reine Steel, 10/17/2018

    Two Round Robin Mixers were held the weekend of October 13-14.  There were 40 players in the lower division, and 48 players in the upper division.

    Upper division:

    First place:  Sean Tenner & Kingsley Lee
    Second place:  Rodney Coleman & Michael Fike

    Lower division:

    First place:  Lee Swayne & Larry Hawe
    Second place:  Mike Edelstein & Connie Hoetger

    Thanks to everyone who participated in the Round Robins and the raffles benefiting the Gene Ahner Scholarship Fund.

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    New Pickleball League Forming

    By Reine Steel, 08/27/2018

    Local pickleball player Ed Lee is forming a FREE regional pickleball league. Players can sign up for different divisions in their skilll levels: Women's, Mixed, Men's, and Singles.  Ed will send out each division's contact info,  and teams then self-schedule their matches at an agreed upon time and place.  Scores get reported back to Ed, who will keep track of everything and email division standings each week.  At the end of the 6 week Round Robin, there will be a single elimination playoffs tournament. If this sounds like fun, contact Ed at edleforce@yahoo.com or 916-934-9799.

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