Surprise Pickleball Association Winter Leagues

Registration is open!!  You can register online at surpriserec.surpriseaz.com under the Programs tab (Adult Sports, Pickleball Leagues), or by course number (shown below) or in person at the Tennis Center or Recreation Office on Bullard.

MIXED DOUBLES – Wednesdays – Dec 10, 17, Jan 7, 14, 28, Feb 4, 11 and 18

Skill Level 3.5-4.0   COURSE #  23017       5-7pm   (18 teams max)
Skill Level 4.5-5.0   COURSE #  23018       9-11am (18 teams max)

WOMEN’S DOUBLES – Mondays – December 8, 15, Jan 5, 12, 26, Feb 2, 9, 16

Skill Level 3.5-4.0  COURSE #  23022         10-noon (10 teams max)
Skill Level 4.5-5.0  COURSE #  23021         10-noon (10 teams max)

MEN’S DOUBLES – Mondays – December 8, 15, Jan 5, 12, 26 Feb 2, 9, 16

Skill Level 3.5-4.0   COURSE #  23020        7:30-9:30am (10 teams max)
Skill Level 4.5-5.0   COURSE #  23019         7:30-9:30am (10 teams max)

Registration is $20 for residents of Surprise, $30 for non-residents.   Space is limited so find your partner and register soon…before your league fills up!

Senior Volunteers Teach Pickleball to AJUSD Elementary Students

2014_1101ajusdFive residents of the Mountain Brook community in Gold Canyon have teamed up to bridge the generation gap with pickleball. Pete and Linda Parke, Vicky Joens, Gary Provost, and Terry Geboy  are members of the USA Pickleball Association. They have been playing for “two or three” years, and have taught the game to many adults in the East Valley. Now, they are extending their mission of fun and exercise to the Apache Junction Unified School District elementary schools.
Read more at ajusd.org…

Nationals VI Set To Begin This Sunday

USAPA Nationals VI LogoWith the largest pickleball tournament in history starting on Sunday in Buckeye, we’re excited to report that whether you’re sitting on the sidelines or in your living room, you can experience this year’s tournament in a whole new way.

“This year, we’re putting an emphasis on social media reporting and integrating the player’s experience from the courts,” Justin Maloof, executive director of the USAPA said today. “We have a few Twitter reporters arriving this weekend – including @USAPAWestMI and @PickleballRocks – ready to share their Nationals experience with players everywhere.

Read more at usapa.org…

Sun City Grand residents introduce kids to pickleball

Starting in October, Sun City Grand residents will provide weekly pickleball lessons at Countryside, West Point and Kingswood elementary schools. Program volunteers, from left:  Lynn Renick, Suzie and Jerry Burns, Nancy Hebeda, Jeff Cretors, Sharon Navratil, Judith Sama, Mel Langer, Marlene Berwald and Linda Durkee. Not pictured is Bob Ellis.

Starting in October, Sun City Grand residents will provide weekly pickleball lessons at Countryside, West Point and Kingswood elementary schools. Program volunteers, from left: Lynn Renick, Suzie and Jerry Burns, Nancy Hebeda, Jeff Cretors, Sharon Navratil, Judith Sama, Mel Langer, Marlene Berwald and Linda Durkee. Not pictured is Bob Ellis.

Sun City Grand residents Linda Durkee (program director) and Nancy Hebeda (instructor coordinator), along with several other volunteers, were successful this summer in implementing and teaching pickleball at the Dysart’s Unified School District’s summer program.

The enthusiasm and enjoyment exhibited by all the students was apparent to everyone. Read more at yourwestvalley.com…