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 [email protected] 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 [email protected].

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

PICKLEBALL PLAYER SURVEY RESULTS

A comprehensive survey of our Club members and non-members was completed last year;  423 responses were received. There are some interesting findings regarding what our club members and other players want. Please see the attached report summarizing the survey results.
 
Based on this research, our Club Board has developed three high-level strategic initiatives:
  • Expand capacity and quality of playing venues.
  • Provide opportunities for skill development.
  • Grow the club.

Click here to download this PDF

Registration open for summer ladder league

Survey results gathered over the winter indicated a strong interest in league play for club members. We’re happy to announce the first Southwest Metro Pickleball Club Ladder League! Registration is now open for play beginning the week of July 24th.

The league will be administered by Tracy McKibben, and will follow the same model used in two previous leagues. That model offers flexible play locations, dates, and times, and groups players with others of similar skill level.

League play is free for club members – click here to register!