Tag: pickleball

PebbleCreek Women Make Impact in New Pickleball League

Chris Stelplugh and Ellen Enright Four teams of PebbleCreek women players have been representing our community and making an impact in the Arizona Pickleball Players League (APPL) since early January 2021. APPL was formed in 2019 to develop and introduce competitive team-based league pickleball to Arizona. Last year, 95 teams consisting of over 1,100 players participated…

Pickleball Club Volunteer/Player of the Month: Pam Cagle

Cynthia Schwartz Pam Cagle is the PebbleCreek Pickleball Club Volunteer/Player of the Month. While Pam is new to PebbleCreek and the club, she is not new to volunteering and helping others. Reflecting back on her childhood, Pam commented, “In grade school there was a girl who didn’t have shoes or clothes that fit her. Most…

Pickleball Players Are Winners in Wickenburg Tournament

Cynthia Schwartz The American Athletic Union (AAU) recently sponsored a pickleball tournament, AAU Pickleball All Ages and Skills plus The Road to The AAU Junior Olympic Games. Held in Wickenburg, the tournament offered events for ages seven to 99. This non-sanctioned tournament attracted players from PebbleCreek. It included matches in skill/age and also senior categories.…

Pickleball December Classic Tournament Medal Winners

Pam Lichtenberger (volunteer), Wade Johnson (tournament director), and Pam Cagle (volunteer).

Cynthia Schwartz The PebbleCreek Pickleball Club (PCPB) hosted the first December Classic Pickleball Tournament. Wade Johnson, tournament director, commented, “The event was a huge success. There were 140 two-person teams competing in women’s, men’s, and mixed doubles matches. The competition for gold, silver, and bronze medals was organized by skill levels represented by color-coded divisions.…

Pickleball Players in Action at Club Tournament

Cynthia Schwartz The PebbleCreek Pickleball (PCPB) Club wrapped up the year 2020 with the first December Classic Pickleball Tournament. The three-day tournament was open to all PebbleCreek club members, and everyone who signed up was guaranteed a spot to play in the event. More than 250 players participated in the December Classic. Members were assigned…

Pickleball Players Bring Cheer During the Holiday Season

Cynthia Schwartz On Dec. 4, the PebbleCreek Pickleball Club hosted the annual Toys for Goodyear Kids (TGK) event. This event supports the city of Goodyear’s holiday season program that provides gifts for families in need. Judy Parker, the club’s officer-at-large, organized TGK with the help of Carla Woodward and Shirley Seymour. Judy commented, “It is…