The May 2019 Round Robin Mixers were held the weekend of May 4-5. There were 36 players in the lower division, and 48 players in the upper division.
First place: Norm Readdy & Kim Hughes
Second place: Don Peters & Jim Jones
First place: Bill Tanner & Gary Pike
Second place: Howard Slayton & Connie Hoetger
The March Round Robin Mixers were held the weekend of March 16-17. There were 36 players in the lower division, and 52 players in the upper division.
First place: Chris Froshaug & Chris Hill
Second place: Kim Hughes & Mo Nard
First place: John Stir & Richard O'Malley
Second place: Twee Washburn & Brad Stone
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!
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.
First place: Darrel Dey & John Ivanusich
Second place: Kim Hughes & Reine Steel
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.
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.