One of our primary Club goals is to expand capacity and quality of playing venues. So it’s a great year with 39 new dedicated courts showing great progress in Eden Prairie, Bloomington, Minnetonka, Hopkins, and Golden Valley. Pioneer Park will also get a new overlay and four permanent courts.
Eden Prairie Staring Lake Park: the eight new courts are now paved and fences, net posts and drinking fountain installed, way ahead of schedule! Maybe playable in July?
Bloomington Westwood Park: eight courts are now approved with groundbreaking expected in late June and completion in late Summer. A new tennis court will be lined for four additional temporary courts.
Minnetonka Lone Lake Park: eight dedicated courts are now mostly graded with more earthwork in progress, hoping to be playable later in the Summer.
Hopkins Central Park: five new dedicated courts being graded now and expected to be completed this Summer just off Excelsior Blvd on 16th Avenue South.
Golden Valley Wildwood Park: the asphalt is down for six dedicated courts located at Duluth St and Pennsylvania Ave. With some luck, we should be playing by July 1st.
Rain, rain, go away, come again another day. That’s how the song goes, right?
In the case of our Schooner Days event, it was the players going away and coming back another day. That’s right, Mother Nature won the day, with relentless rain showers forcing the final few games to be played indoors, and all Mixed Doubles events to take place the following day. Just to keep things interesting, day two was plagued by strong gusty winds that made for some interesting play!
Click the image below to see more photos from the event:
Medal winners from all brackets:
|Mens Doubles 3.5,3.0
||Mike Gerhardt-Boon Tan
||Keith Erickson-James Anker
||Thomas St. Aubin-Rick Fabing
|Mens Doubles 4.0 Pool A
||The Menace Gallaher-Scott Schreier
||Steve Cook-Joe Jensen
||James Baer-David Duhaime
|Mens Doubles 4.0 Pool B
||Tory Stellick-Champ Ali
||Joel Rochlin-Bob Pacieznik
||Eric Wong-William Sullivan
|Mens Doubles 5.0,4.5
||Jerry Peterson-Brian Astbury
||J.t. Giebel-George Tomlinson
||Arun Balakrishna-Andre Espindola
|Mixed Doubles 3.5,3.0 – Pool A
||Sam Hawks-Sam Thompson
||Ann Leiter-Tracy McKibben
||Kay Weiss-Jerry Vollmer
|Mixed Doubles 3.5,3.0 – Pool B
||Karen Francis-Blayne Saari
||Christine Dean-Bob Shutes
||Karen Steinhoff-Steve Schmitz
|Mixed Doubles 3.5,3.0 – Pool C
||Bridget McMullin-Rick Fabing
||Joey Wagner-Grant Wagner
||Bev Greenagel-Gary Cunningham
|Mixed Doubles 4.0 Pool A
||Beth Amlie-The Menace Gallaher
||Nancy Engasser-Mark Engasser
||Liz Dubisar-Keith Randklev
|Mixed Doubles 4.0 Pool B
||Sarah Saari-Dan Gregg
||Taylor Uhl-David Uhl
||Kren McManus-Kevin Butcher
|Womens Doubles 3.0
||Lori Wolf-Deb Angell
||Debra Lind-Connie Hauswirth
||Barb Schreier-Kathleen Kelly
|Womens Doubles 3.5 Pool A
||Taylor Uhl-JoEllen Uhl
||Liz Dubisar-Kristy Reardan
||Cindy Orbeck-Sue Standafer
|Womens Doubles 3.5 Pool B
||Bridget McMullin-Dianna St Aubin
||Tina Rosenquist-Sandy Cashman
||Abby Wilkinson-Marcia Wilkinson
|Womens Doubles 5.0,4.5,4.0
||Joey Wagner-Linda Kloeckner
||Valerie MacLeod-Beth Amlie
||Sarah Saari-Kren McManus
Full results available at PickleballTournaments.com
SouthWest Metro Pickleball Club is pleased to announce a partnership with Michael Lynne’s Tennis Shop a local premiere Tennis and now Pickleball shop.
While relatively new to Pickleball, Michael and Mimzy Lynne have been in the tennis business for over twenty years. In that time, they’ve learned what customers really want: expert advice, a great selection, and most of all, unmatched customer service. And that is exactly what they are now bringing to Pickleball.
When you visit the store, you won’t find soccer balls, blenders or bicycles. What you’ll find is the region’s biggest selection of Pickleball equipment and apparel in a location staffed by friendly, helpful employees who know and love the game just as much as you do.
Stop by their store at: Miracle Mile Shopping Center 5011 Excelsior Boulevard St. Louis Park, MN 55416
Or visit their website and then head to the store!
Stop by and mention you are from the SW Metro Pickleball Club and welcome Mike and Mimzy to our Pickleball Community!
Ask about their DEMO program. It’s a great way to try before you buy!
Food, fun, friends, family and pickleball!
Bring your family and join us at Riley Lake Park and courts on JUNE 16 for the SW Metro PICNIC by the lake!
Date: June 16
Time: 10am – 2pm
Where: Riley Lake Park, 9180 Riley Lake Road, Eden Prairie
During the picnic our club will be hosting this year’s SWMetro vs. Northern Paddles (St. Cloud) Pickleball Challenge. Come support your team!
SW Metro Pickleball Club provides food and soft drinks, so bring a chair(s) and your paddle (for play after the Challenge). There will be yard games for all to enjoy! Let the fun begin!!