News Flash! Chris Mayberry and Robbin Maloney took home a Bronze Medal at the Indian Wells National Pickleball Championships in November.
It’s the fastest growing sport in the world and it’s growing rapidly here in LOP too! Last month was the annual Rusch Park Fall Tournament held in Citrus Heights, we had several LOP players compete and they did very well. Chris Mayberry took gold in the 4.5 men’s doubles, Dan Busch and Joe Giovacchini paired up to win gold medals in men’s 3.5 doubles, and, in her first 3.5 mixed doubles tournament, Bonnie Bates was able to carry her partner Dan Busch to the bronze medal! Congratulations and well done.
Chris Mayberry and Dan Busch have also qualified for and will be playing at the USAPA National Finals held at Indian Wells in Palm Springs. This is one of the largest and most prestigious tournaments in the country and LOP is well represented.
Here at the lake we have had clinics and socials as well as our regular daily play. The next clinic will be for beginners and be held on Saturday, December 8, at Hazel Park at 11:30 a.m. This clinic is open to everyone regardless of experience, but it will be geared toward new players. All the basics of pickleball will be taught including rules, scoring, and game play. There is no charge and all necessary equipment will be provided. If you have seen or heard about the game this is a great opportunity to come out and give it a try!
Open drop-in play is still daily from 9:00am until 11:00am at Hazel Park. Equipment is provided and experienced; friendly players will be on hand to help anyone new in learning the sport. It is great exercise, social, and, most importantly, a whole lot of fun! Contact Sean Tener (916) 208-8751 with any questions.
Past events & Pictures
2017 LOP SAC Pickleball Tournament – June 3rd, 2017 – 7:30 AM
Pairings are set. Come watch the fun!
24 people – Round robin – 3 courts
Meeting & General Info
General drop-in is 9:00am-11:00am Monday – Saturday at Hazel Park
The nets, paddles and balls are in the lock box at the courts. There are 3 ways to get a Pickleball equipment key:
International Federation of Pickleball (IFP) Official Tournament Rulebook – http://www.ipickleball.org/rules/pbrules-ifp.pdf