Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Beginners Pickleball Clinics

There are clinics for first-time players on Thursdays at the Moore County Senior Enrichment Center, 8040 US 15, West End, NC, from 1p.m. to 2 p.m. Regular play follows at 2 p.m. and continues until 4 p.m.

Cove Pickleball Tournament - Register Now!

The Second Annual

Cypress Cove

International Nudist Pickleball Open

Registration is now open for the Second Annual Cypress Cove International Nudist Pickleball Open!

The 3-day event is scheduled for March 20-22, 2015, and everyone is welcome to enjoy a great weekend of Pickleball fun and plenty of glorious Florida sun at beautiful Cypress Cove!

CLICK HERE to learn more or to register online.

Hurry! Advance registration closes March 19th!

Monday, February 23, 2015

Winter Classic kicks-off today

Published February 21, 2015 - www.highlandstoday.com


This weekend, Tanglewood will have an influx of players from clubs throughout South Central Florida competing in doubles pickleball for the Tanglewood Winter Classic.

Today there will be 125 men will be competing. The players are grouped by age and those age categories vary according to the players’ skill levels. Partners must play in the age category of the younger player.

While a number of players are making a bit of a commute to compete in the tournament, many of the players are local or have local ties, such as Mickey Dorman, who competes for Highlands Ridge during the SCFPL season.

Dorman is from Pennsylvania where he serves as an ambassador for the the USAPA (USA Pickleball Association). As an ambassador, it is his job to help promote the sport. Dormanhas been playing for five years. He played on the Riverbend-LaBelle team for four years, two as team captain. His move this year to Highlands Ridge was a real boost for the local team. Dorman raced off-road motorcycles for 30 years and won a few national races.

CLICK HERE to read more.

Thursday, February 19, 2015

DLatinos introduces the sport of Pickleball in Southwest Florida

Published February 18, 2015 - www.pickleballchannel.com

Watch as Carolina Rodríguez Jiménez from Naples, FL introduces the sport of pickleball to DLatinos. She is the only Spanish person in her area so far and was recently interviewed by one of the biggest Latin TV Channels in southwest Florida. The video is in Spanish only, but it’s important to see how other cultures, languages and countries enjoy the game!

CLICK HERE to read more and see video.

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Adult Pickleball Clinic in Wake Forest, NC

February 14, 2015 - www.boincinpoland.org

The Wake Forest Parks, Recreation & Cultural Resources Department is partnering with the Wake Forest Pickleball Association to sponsor adult pickleball clinics on Tuesday evenings in August. The clinics will be offered from 6-7 p.m. at the Flaherty Park Pickleball Courts, located at 1226 N. White St.
The pickleball clinics are free and open to anyone ages 18 and older, but space is limited to the first 24 registrants.

CLICK HERE to read more.

Friday, February 13, 2015

Pickleball gaining popularity in Southwest Florida

Published February 13, 2015 - www.winknews.com

NAPLES – The weather in Naples on Friday, February 13th was beautiful; perfectly sunny with a 97 percent chance of Pickleball.

“I. Am. Addicted!” said Pickleball player, MaryJo Rini, “It’s such fun! It’s so much more fun than tennis, which I played for probably four decades.”

Pickleball has been around for 50 years, but it’s just catching on in Southwest Florida.

“It’s a great game with a funny name,” said Dominic Catalano, program leader at Veterans Community Park in Naples, “That’s basically how we put it.”

CLICK HERE to read more.

Pickleball League season is winding down

Published February 13, 2015 - www.highlandstoday.com

Highlands Ridge was the only local team to win their match in the fourth week of South Central Florida Pickleball League action. The highly competitive play between Highlands Ridge and Riverbend of LaBelle went right down to the last match of the day with Highlands Ridge trailing by three points.

The “C” team of Dave Shaner and Bill Alexejun, with two wins in their first three games, took the final match earning six points for a 35-32 victory for the Ridgers. The Highlands Ridge “A” team of Mickey Dorman and Chris Donaghy had a perfect day. The 18 points they accumulated meant that the rest of the Highlands Ridge teams only needed to take a total of 17 points. The win gives Highlands Ridge a record of 3-1.

CLICK HERE to read more.

Free Pickleball Clinics

Starting on Thursday, March 12, weekly Pickleball clinics for beginners, intermediate, and advanced players will be held at the Satellite Beach Recreation Center in Florida from 7 to 9 p.m. Instruction and drills will be conducted. This will be a great time to learn and practice drills and skills. Demo paddles will also be available if you are shopping for one.

Cost for the instruction is free but there is the normal $2.00 gym usage fee.