GVR decision is good for GV’s future

If you need a reason to cheer GVR’s decision to build more Pickleball courts, just look at the road into Quail Creek this week. It’s lined with dozens of cars, all belonging to Pickleball players borrowing Quail Creek’s courts as they compete in the Green Valley Senior Games.

In fact, they make up nearly half the competitors in all events this year. Pickleball’s big. And Pickleball’s not going away. More at gvnews.com…

Four Pickleball courts OK’d, but demand is growing

The community will soon have four new Pickleball courts to relieve pent-up demand for more space for the sport. But it’s still a temporary measure while Green Valley Recreation works on a permanent solution.

The new courts, to be added to the three at the East Social Center, were approved Tuesday by the GVR Board of Directors. Together the new courts will take up slightly more space than a regulation tennis court and cost up to $150,000, which will come from GVR’s Initiatives and Innovations Fund. These additions will bring the community total up to 11 courts, including the four at Canoa Ranch. More at gvnews.com…


Sun City set for area’s first covered pickleball courts

Covered courts at Sun CityPickleball – perhaps America’s fastest-growing recreational activity – may be continuing its rise in popularity, but even the most die-hard participant finds play a challenge under the midday heat of Arizona’s summers.

This year, that promises to be less of a problem for Sun City pickleballers. Read more at yourwestvalley.com…


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!