Join us at the Eden Prairie Senior Center on July 8th for cake, ice cream, and a chance to meet USAPA President David Jordan.
Register now for Minnesota’s nationally-sanctioned USAPA Miracle Ear Pickleball Tournament, coming up just weeks away on August 7th and 8th. The tournament will be played on 18 refurbished, like-new courts at Dred Scott Fields in Bloomington, MN, with more than 250 players expected to compete.
The Miracle Ear Tournament will include men’s, women’s and mixed doubles and is open to all skill levels from 2.5 to 5.0. New this year will be a bracket for age 19+ and separate five-year increment age brackets for ages from 35+ to 70+. Cost of the tournament is $30 for the first event and $5 for a second event with $5 discounts available for USAPA members and Southwest Metro Pickleball Club members.
The Miracle Ear Tournament is a USAPA Tier 3 Sanctioned Event and sponsored by the Southwest Metro Pickleball Club. According the Tournament Director, Dennis Gallaher: “This year’s tournament will be bigger and better than ever with new courts, improved court-management software, super-funky new player shirts, a larger lunch and a great “meet and greet” party Thursday night, August 6, at Poor Richard’s Restaurant in Bloomington, MN, including great door prizes for attendees. A new, custom Paddletek Element paddle will also be available to purchase at the tournament.”
The year’s tournament is also focused on providing more trained and incentivised refs who will be rewarded with a very good chance to win one of three custom Paddletek Element paddles valued at $65.
What better way to break in brand new pickleball courts? With a tournament, obviously! The Chanhassen Rec Center is hosting a series of tournaments in June. Continue reading
Important news regarding a new structured pickleball league in the Twin Cites. Please read and respond as soon as possible if you’re interesting in participating. Continue reading
Come join us at the Chanhassen Recreation Center for the Grand Opening of their new outdoor pickleball courts. Ribbon cutting is at 6:00pm, followed by cake and a pickleball clinic. Click here for more details.
Additional clinics will be held throughout the summer on the following dates:
Join the Vital Aging Network for a demonstration of the hottest game going— pickleball! Learn about the upcoming National Senior Games and how you can volunteer to help. Click here for more information.
Members of the Southwest Metro Pickleball Club recently gathered at Brindisi’s Pub to celebrate the end of the recent 9-week season of the Wil-Chan Pickleball League played in Minnetonka and Chanhassen.
Great fun was had by all, and League Commissioner David Allan and co-director Nancy Miller are already working on plans to expand participation when the league resumes next fall. (If anyone asks, the team of Sandy Siebert, CJ Williams, David Gepner and Al Kramer finished in 1st place.)
and live-streamed from their web site http://www.agingbutdangerous.