Tag: pickleball

A Tribute to “Mr. Pickleball,” Art House

Jules Cardinale On Saturday morning, May 7, many of our long-time pickleball players congregated at the courts to start a golf cart parade to honor Art House for all his contributions, and headed to Art and Linda Sue’s home to surprise him. The pickleball players offered him a framed group picture that honors his teachings,…

PebbleCreek Pickleball’s New Courts Fundraisers

Mimi Blythe The pickleball community continues to be very busy in the quest to complete its fundraising commitment to raise $500,000 for the new pickleball courts. PebbleCreek Pickleball Golf Tournament Raises $5,000 for New Courts Fund On March 6, we had a very successful PC Pickleball Golf Outing, which attracted a full field of 144…

Relishing Pickleball

David Zapatka The Volley Continuing our study of Pickleball Fundamentals Master the basics and compete with confidence by Mary Littlewood, “A volley is a shot hit in the air before the ball bounces. It is used as a return of a ball that travels close to the top of the net and that is usually hit…

Here’s What’s Happening at the Pickleball Courts

Mimi Blythe Club Ratings: The approach to club ratings involves two major components: skills and competitiveness. Basic skills and criteria for each level are found on the club website. Rating sessions for each level occur once every two months during prime season and every three months during non-prime season. Players are able to request rating advancement…

6th Annual PebbleCreek USAPA-Sanctioned Tournament Was a Smash

Beth Kelly Another fantastic USA Pickleball Association (USAPA)-sanctioned tournament was held here in PebbleCreek on Feb. 9, 10, and 11. Mike Crabtree, tournament director, choreographed the three-day event where 531 players arrived from near and far. There was a common theme throughout players and spectators alike: appreciation for the club organization and the munchies provided.…

Here’s What Happening at the Pickleball Courts

Mimi Blythe President’s Corner: Grateful. This is how I feel about our club. To make a club strong, we need a lot of people who do bits and pieces of a lot of things. That is what we have here in PebbleCreek, many members helping in small to very large ways. Thank you so much for volunteering…

Pickleball Club Happenings

Mimi Blythe Giving Back: The club’s annual Toys for Goodyear Kids was held on Dec. 4, and the club’s generosity again showed. This event was a huge success! With Santa Jim Miller and Engineer Martha Urbin, members filled the Christmas train to the brim with 1,200 children’s gifts for multiple ages. The Goodyear Fire Department arrived…

PebbleCreekers Win Gold at Pickleball Nationals

Sharon Hadley PebbleCreek Pickleball Club is one of the largest pickleball clubs in the country with over 1,400 members. What that affords us is great competition among our members, but it also prepares our members to compete at the highest levels. From Dec. 7 to 14, PebbleCreek Pickleball Club had 20 of our members compete…

Greatest Show on Courts

Beth Kelly Goodyear Mayor Georgia Lord will be launching the sixth annual USA Pickleball Association (USAPA) Sanctioned Tournament by delivering a welcome address to all the participants from the USA and Canada. The countries’ national anthems will be sung, and The Greatest Show on Courts will get underway. Feb. 9 (Wednesday) is Women’s Doubles. Feb. 10 (Thursday)…