Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Connestee Falls Pickleball Complex

Submitted by
Deb Richter, Connestee Mountain Picklers
Brevard, NC

Wow—It’s done and fantastic!!!. The Connestee Falls Pickleball Complex was completed just in time to host the 2012 Transylvania County Senior Games.   About 30 teams competed in the event.. Everyone commented how wonderful the new venue is and complimented Connestee Falls for developing such a beautiful complex.

Our club's journey began about 1 1/2 years ago when some intrepid people offered a pickleball clinic in our community. Since then, following the recipe offered by USAPA, and with amazing support from our community, we have built a club of about 150 people. We have offered lessons, had social events, sponsored our first tournaments, encouraged outside players to come play with us and visited other clubs as we travel. We even have our own website.

For a year, we shared one of the community's tennis courts but in the past 3 months, the court was transitioned to four full time pickleball courts. Now, we have players on the courts every day, lessons for new people, skill development for those who want to hone their skills, ladder leagues," Pickles and Beer", and did I mention just good old fashion play?

We will be hosting our 2nd Annual Scholarship Fund Invitational Tournament Friday and Saturday, July 13 and 14. This event will benefit our local colleges and students with scholarship money. Reserve that weekend, fill out the form and come join us in Western NC at our new pickleball complex. Let's have a great tournament.

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