The DWCCPBA held its 1st Annual Meeting on November 9, 2021. Two new board members were elected. Rick Koch was elected as treasurer and Carol Noonan was elected as secretary. Many thanks to Jim Horn and Jo Hurd for their service on the board. The assembled group had preliminary discussions regarding 2022 tournament and fund raising events, the schedule will be dependent upon the availability of the dedicated pickleball courts.

The PBA has established an annual award, (Henry award), that will be presented to the person who most epitomizes outstanding sportsmanship, comradery and jocularity. The recipient of the 1st annual Henry award was presented to Henry Blaha. Henry has made many contributions to the growth of pickleball at Duck woods, there is also a Duck Woods pickleball shot, (albeit a violation), which has been named after Henry as his transition from tennis to pickleball was a bit problematic at times. Congratulations to Henry.

As the weather turns colder, there is indoor play scheduled M-F at the Dare Rec Center. Please consult the schedule on their website for hours. Many Duck Woods members got their start playing pickleball with the Dare Center folks and continue to join their scheduled play. Playing at the rec center is a great opportunity to continue playing as the weather turns colder as well as meeting new people who love the game of pickleball as well. The indoor game is a different style of play and the experience will help improve everyone’s game.

For further information please contact any of our PBA officers:

Pat Baskette, President

Lynda Burek, Vice President

Rick Koch, Treasurer

Carol Noonan, Secretary