Tag: Pickleball

Pickleball Press – Barney McCallum

Nancy Dowell Pickleball co-founder, promoter and innovator, Barney McCallum, died at his home on Nov. 18, 2019, at the age of 93. Inducted into the inaugural class of 2017 of The Pickleball Hall of Fame, he leaves behind a rapidly growing international pickleball community that is indebted to him. It is fun to recount his…

SPA Offers Introductory Lesson for Beginners

Shawne Cryderman Any SaddleBrooke resident is welcome to attend this introductory lesson. The focus of the introductory lesson is to allow people of all ages and skills to have the opportunity to get on the court and play this fun, phenomenal, full of good time’s game. At the end of the intro lesson, participants will…

2019 Margaritaville USA National Pickleball Championships

Glen and Mary Jo George, Bonnie Johnson, and JB and Linda Bailey at Nationals.

Nancy Dowell SaddleBrooke Pickleball Association was well represented at this year’s National Pickleball Championships, held Nov. 2-10 in Indian Wells, California. Some SPA members played in the highly competitive tournament. Others went to see the action which, by all accounts, was a spectacular display of pickleball prowess. The level of play was extremely high and…

Pickleball press

Left to right: Sue Fredrickson, Linda Bailey, and Gail Bouffard.

Nancy Dowell What is happening with the new courts? This is a topic important to SaddleBrooke Pickleball Association (SPA) members and the SaddleBrooke community. Steady progress has been made to add eight additional courts, a covered gathering area, and restrooms. This project is primarily funded by SPA members (numbering 641 at the last count), with…

National Pickleball Champ instructs residents

Earlier in February of 2019, Scott Moore (No. 1 ranked pickleball player in the world over age 50) conducted two days of private clinics for members of the SaddleBrooke Pickleball Association (SPA). Scott is the winner of 20 national championships and he and his wife Susan (a nationally ranked player herself) graciously accepted an invitation…

Pickleball is a family affair

Ed Mandler, consumate pickleball player and SPA member, shares his love of pickleball with his great grandson, Vinny. Vinny Oliveri turned one year on September 28. Vinny and his parents, Cambria and Vincent Oliveri live in CA. Judy and Ed Mandler can’t wait for Vinny to visit and stop by the SaddleBrooke pickleball courts for…

Picklemania by day – Glittermania by night

Ann Lange SaddleBrooke Pickleball Association (SPA) rallied at the MountainView Ballroom to catch up on the pickle pipeline, celebrate the season and spend a night doin’ da dink on da dance floor at the holiday party December 4. The Court Chums let their hair down, grabbed their high-heeled sneakers and gave a show of some…

SaddleBrooke Pickleball players go and help where needed

Peggy Cobb The Del Webb Dove Mountain Pickleball players asked SaddleBrooke Pickleball Club for help with their playing abilities. This past January Pete and Diana Giljohann and Peggy Cobb met with the 18 intermediate players at the four courts. Pete and Diana put on a clinic to help them enhance their Pickleball game. They provided…