Pickleball

Pickleball

Latest news:

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

2016 LOP SAC Pickleball Tournament photos on Facebook

Meeting & General Info

General drop-in is 9:00am-11:00am Monday – Saturday at Hazel Park

Group Managers

Sean  Tener, 916-208-8751 or [email protected]
or Ron Bomhoff,  268-2006 or [email protected]
Description
Pickleball is a sport described as “a combination of ping pong, tennis, and badminton”.
Simplified Rules
Pickleball History
Open Play Schedule
  Monday through Saturday at 9AM (for the winter)
Equipment Provided

The nets, paddles and balls are in the lock box at the courts. There are 3 ways to get a Pickleball equipment key:

1. Purchase an annual key for $25 through the Sports & Activities Club. Call Dee Demorest,268-1444, or Ron Bomhoff, 268-2006.
2. For daily usage keys are available at the LOP Administration during the week or at the Front Gate on evenings or weekends.
3. Or play with someone who has a key.
USA Pickleball Association
Official Pickleball Rules

International Federation of Pickleball (IFP) Official Tournament Rulebook – http://www.ipickleball.org/rules/pbrules-ifp.pdf

For Code of Ethics for Line-Calling see 6.D. in IFP Official Tournament Rulebook