Dink Tourney: On behalf of our Pickleball club, here’s a BIG THANK YOU to the dink tourney committee: Julie Kimball, Lynn Mysel, Michelle Orton, and Pat Sterba. These ladies organized the brackets for both flights and planned the food for our 2nd annual event. It proved to be a wonderful day … long, but a great time had by all. Special thanks to Ann Clark for the cutest awards ever … so very creative!! Flight 1 winners were: Mark Larson – Alan Kramer, Gold; Barb and Jim Blaser, Silver; Paula Beaty – Dave Breault, Bronze. Flight 2 winners were: Joe Gilfillan – Mike Kapp, Gold; Jane Powell – Kim Trew, Silver; Penny and Jim Janecky, Bronze. Allen Gilson and Ed Everson took several pictures of this event and the album with flight winners and action shots will be posted on our website in the next few weeks.
1st SSIPA 65+ Tourney: This tourney is the first one held since SSIPA (Super Senior International Pickleball Association) was initiated last November. It was held at Pueblo El Mirage Pickleball courts in March. Congratulations to all the event winners from our club:
3.0 70+ Dave Breault – Frank Groce, Gold
3.5 65+ Kenny Long – Jerry Raisanen, Silver
4.5 70+ Richard Juarez, Bronze
3.5 65+ Marcia Gregory – Kenny Long, Bronze
3.5 70+ Simonne and Richard McGowan, Silver
3.5 65+ Marcia Gregory, Gold; Simonne McGowan, Silver
4.0 65+ Ros Condrashoff, Silver
4.0 70+ Gwen Miller, Silver
Snowbirds: Just wanted to say goodbye to all of our club’s snowbirds that are leaving Sun City for the summer. Please be safe during your travels so that you can return later this year healthy, definitely happy, and ready to play Pickleball. Just check out website while you’re away for updates on the club’s activities. Remember that your club President is also a snowbird, but I don’t leave the Valley until mid-May.
Ladders: We only have 2 more Monday ladders and one more Tuesday ladder… haven’t received any news on Friday morning ladder so hopefully it is continuing for awhile.
Have a great day, Marcia