Corny Times at the Corn Feed Pickleball Event

A good and corny time was had at Round Lake Park in Eden Prairie on Saturday, August 5th. We played open pickleball, took lessons, participated in drills, and feasted on sweet corn.

The Corn Feed was sponsored by the Eden Prairie Lions Club, who is becoming involved with the Southwest Metro Pickleball Club’s efforts to promote and expand dedicated pickleball courts in our area.  $270 was raised for our Club.

Special thanks to Ian and Adriana Astbury for teaching the lessons and drills.

Photos from the 8th annual “Miracle Ear” tournament

Thanks to the official tournament photographer Jerry Maas and a few others, we have a large collection of photos to share with you from last weekend’s tournament.

If you have photos from the tournament that you would like to share as well, feel free to add them to the photo album, or send them to Tracy McKibben at admin@swmetropickleball.org.

Enjoy!

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Pickleball and Sweet Corn

Saturday, August 5th, 10:30am-6:00pm, Round Lake Park in Eden Prairie –  Come and play open pickleball, take lessons, participate in drills, and feast on sweet corn. The CORN FEED is sponsored by the Eden Prairie Lions Club, who is becoming involved with the Southwest Metro Pickleball Club’s efforts to promote and expand dedicated pickleball courts in our area.

OPEN PICKLEBALL: free from 10:30 til 6PM; just come and play

BEGINNER LESSONS: noon to 1:30 and 2 to 3:30PM; $15/session at the event

INTERMEDIATE DRILLS: noon to 1:30 and 2 to 3:30PM; $15/session at the event

To register for Lessons and Drills, contact Stan Mustanksi at mustanski@gmail.com indicating Beginner or Intermediate and the time desired. Or just show up and register at the event. Balls and paddles provided.

CORN FEED: all you can eat fresh roasted, buttered corn, hot dog or sloppy joe, and chips $10.00, children $7.00.

All you can eat corn only $8:00

Beer, water, soft drinks sold separately.

Please be sure to thank the Lions at the Pavilion for their efforts in having pickleball at their Lions events and supporting pickleball growth in our area.

We also need 6-8 volunteers to help tape the courts, set up and take down nets. To volunteer, contact Stan Mustanski at mustanski@gmail.com.

Staring Lake pickleball facility on fast track? Maybe

A 12-court pickleball complex at Staring Lake Park might be a thing.

At the July 11 Eden Prairie City Council Meeting, Eden Prairie Parks and Recreation Director Jay Lotthammer opened an update on pickleball by reminding the council of a 12-court pickleball concept at Staring Lake Park that was introduced in 2016.

Read more at http://www.swnewsmedia.com/eden_prairie_news/news/sports/staring-lake-pickleball-facility-on-fast-track-maybe/article_004a89c6-d872-5afb-b602-cc48d69e0245.html