Monday, September 1, 2014

Myrtle Beach (SC) Seaside Classic Deadline Approaching!

Hi to all Pickleball Players,

The Myrtle Beach Seaside Classic is being held on Friday, September 26 and Saturday, September 27, 2014. There will also be a Dinner/Dance on Thursday night, September 25, which will have a DJ, a great menu, and lots of great door prizes!

The mail-in deadline for this tournament is September 8 and the on-line deadline is September 14. You may go to and go to the tournament page and there is a Register Now button for on-line registration. There are also forms that you can print and mail.

We hope that you will join us for two days of great pickleball! The tournament is an outdoor tournament and we will use the yellow Dura ball. You will all enjoy the hospitality of the Myrtle Beach players, volunteers, and recreation staff. All entrants will receive specific tournament information by email after the registration deadline.

We look forward to seeing you there!!

Cindy and Nancy
Tournament Directors


Thursday, August 28, 2014

Greensboro (NC) Hosting Inaugural Summer Pickleball Classic

CLICK HERE for the story.

West Cobb Senior Center to have pickleball demonstration Sept. 17

Published August 28, 2014 -

The West Cobb Senior Center, 4915 Dallas Highway in Powder Springs, GA, will have a pickleball demonstration for seniors ages 55-plus from 11:30 a.m. Participants can learn, play and be part of the action as the Lost Mountain Tennis Center offers their newly lined courts to the center for this demonstration.

CLICK HERE to read more.

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Sun City Peachtree (GA) Pickleball Club will host 2014 Invitational Tournament

The Sun City Peachtree Pickleball Club will be hosting the 2014 Peachtree Invitational Pickleball Tournament on Friday October 3rd, 2014.

Pickleball, one of the fastest growing sports in America, will be showcased during this Invitational Tournament with over 50 players from Sun City Peachtree, Del Webb at Lake Oconee, and Del Webb Village at Deaton Creek.

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Aiken’s pickleball players show improved play

Published August 16, 2014 -

Not only is pickleball growing in Aiken, but the players here are getting better at the sport.

Stan Courtnay, athletic program coordinator for the City of Aiken Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism, pointed to the multiple local players that had already won medals at the Palmetto Doubles Invitational Pickleball Tournament by Saturday afternoon. Only one homegrown player picked up a medal a year ago, and there were still plenty more to be won during the event, which continues today at the H. Odell Weeks Activities Center.
Read more: Aiken’s pickleball players show improved play | Aiken Standard 

Thursday, August 14, 2014

A pickleball star in our midst… uh, what’s pickleball?

Published August 13, 2014 -

At 19, Kyle Yates has a lot going for him. The Cypress Lake High School alumnus is a biology major already in his junior year at the University of Florida. He works part-time for his stepfather, Larry Scott, at a veterinary clinic.

And he’s one of the best in the country in his sport. Nevermind that it’s a sport not many people know about.

Mr. Yates, who won’t turn 20 until April, is rated No. 2 in the country in Pickleball. And according to Mark Friedenberg, a Seattle Pickleball expert, founder of the USA Pickleball Association and author of “The Official Pickleball Handbook,” Mr. Yates can get better yet. 

“Being the best in the country?” Mr. Friedenberg wrote in an email. “He can certainly become the best!”

CLICK HERE to read more.

Monday, August 11, 2014

Inaugural Summer Pickleball Classic Set for August 28-30

The Greensboro (NC) Parks and Recreation Department is hosting the inaugural Greensboro Summer Pickleball Classic August 28-30 at the Greensboro Sportsplex, 2400 16th Street. Pickleball is often described as a combination of tennis, badminton, and racquetball, and this tournament marks the first of its kind in Greensboro. Named one of the fastest growing sports in America by Athletic Business Magazine, participants are expected from around the state and southeast. The event is sponsored by Pickleball Central and Mt. Olive Pickles, who will also provide giveaways to tournament participants.

The tournament will consist of both men’s and women’s doubles and mixed doubles in the 35-49, 50-59, 60-69, and 70+ age ranges. The tournament begins Thursday, August 28 with a practice session from 12 noon to 6 pm. Tournament play starts Friday, August 29 at 9 am. To register, go online at or visit the Sportsplex. For more information, contact James Goodyear at 336-373-3280.

Sunday, August 10, 2014


(Men’s, Women’s and Mixed Doubles)

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Hosted by: Carolina Courts (12 Indoor Courts)
24 SW Spring St., Concord, NC 28025

$35 Per Person (Flat Fee. Includes 1 or 2 Events) 
Registration Deadline: Wed., Oct. 15, 2014 or until filled 

Social Meet/Dine on Friday, November 21 at 6:30 PM
(Location to be Announced) 

Bring a non-perishable food item and you will be entered to win a door prize.
(Otherwise tickets are a dollar each.)

CLICK HERE for more information and registration form.