The number of new players joining the scheduled weekly play continues to increase. With the hot and humid weather of summer fading there will continue to be opportunities for casual, competitive and tournament play. The sport of pickleball provides for play at many different levels which is why it’s the largest growing sport in the country.
According to USA Pickleball Magazine, the sport grew 21% during 2020 with the largest percentage increase in the under 55 age group. This growth in younger players bodes well for the sport. The USA Pickleball National Championship is scheduled for December 2021 in Indian Wells. This event draws a huge crowd, over 49 pickleball courts are made ready for this event which grows larger every year. For those unable to attend in person, or anyone who hasn’t watched a professional pickleball event, ESPN is planning to broadcast the key matches.
Closer to home the DWCC Pickleball Club Championship was held on September 18. The men started play early in the morning, special thanks to Henry Blaha who hobbled in from injured reserve to keep the division play going. The ladies had two divisions A and B and competition was tough, with many players participating for the first time. Congrats to the Winners – Dan Dwyer and Chris Rohan; Ladies B Division – Janet Colegrove and Linda Hellman; and Ladies A Division – Cathy Forbes and Lynda Burek. Special thanks to the many fans who came out to cheer everyone on.
SAVE THE DATE
October 16, 2021, 1-4 p.m.
The LTA and PBA are jointly hosting a Get Pinked Racquet Sports members only fund raiser. Please contact the pro shop to register for the event. There will be prizes and raffle tickets along with plenty of tennis and pickleball play. Look forward to seeing everyone there.
For further information please contact any of our PBA officers:
Pat Baskette, President
Lynda Burek, Vice President
Jim Horn, Treasurer
Jo Hurd, Secretary