Pickleball + Red Noses = Benefit to Children

Red Nose Day is a fund-raising campaign operated by the non-profit organization Comic Relief, Inc. The organization raised $23 million last year in the USA for programs designed to keep children safe, healthy and educated.

Linda Durkee, along with Bill Murphy VP & Steve Berwald Pres., SCG Pickleball Club and many others, organized a Pay-toPlay day where Linda’s Sunday Pickleball group and others donned their Red Noses and successfully collected several hundred dollars for the charity.

Make sure that you tune in to the Red Nose Day Special on NBC, Thursday, May 26 at 9/8c where SCG Pickleball represents Arizona as one of the 50 Stories/50 States.

Sun City Grand plans to convert Cimarron courts to all pickleball

Thursday afternoon the Sun City Grand community association board voted in favor of converting the Cimarron Center’s courts to a pickleball only facility.

In June 2015 the board voted down a similar measure 4-2. That proposal would have changed two tennis courts into eight pickleball courts.

Thursday’s agenda item called for 10 pickleball courts to replace all three Cimarron tennis courts and passed by a 5-2 margin. Board members Bob Aiken, Martha Bails, Ellie Brooks, Gary Jahn and David Jordan voted in favor of the change while Larry Marden and John Such voted against it. Read more at yourwestvalley.com…

Sun City West hosts pickleball tournament

The sixth annual Sun City West Fun In The Sun Pickleball Tournament will be played March 14 through March 16 at Liberty Courts Pickleball Center, Palm Ridge Campus, 13800 W. Deer Valley Drive.

Play begins at 8 a.m. each day and continues through the afternoon medal rounds.

The 1,200-plus members of SCW Pickleball Club, together with the Recreation Centers of Sun City West, have organized a nationally-recognized, USAPA-sanctioned tournament that will showcase the community and its 18-court first-class facility. Read more at yourwestvalley.com…

Grand Canyon State Games 2016

From the PickleballChannel.com
With almost 500 players, the Grand Canyon State Games is one of the top tournaments to watch as a true pickleball fan.  This year was no different as some of the best players in the country battled for the top medals…and this year there were some great battles!  Held annually at the Pueblo El Mirage RV & Golf Resort in Arizona, this video captures the fun atmosphere as well as the intense game play that was found during the five days of matches.  Be inspired and watch this video today!

Pickleball: Fun for all: Popularity growing in Casa Grande, up north


When Lenny Chimino tells people back home in Illinois about playing pickleball, they are quick to point out to him that it’s not a sport.

“It’s a disease. That’s kind of how it is,” Chimino said. “There are people out here who play seven days a week and this is their thing. They come out here, and they are socializing. They have a ball at it.” Read more at trivalleycentral.com…