Our Club partnered with the Lions Club to offer pickleball activities at Schooner Days in June. This very successful event had 100 participants and 22 new players. Schooner Days Chairman Gary Stevens presented a $200 donation check to Club President Dennis Gallaher. Thank you Lions Club!
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 [email protected].
And we’re still going at Dred Scott as the sun sets on the Mixed Doubles 4.5 gold medal match.
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].
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
• 176 players
• 110 teams – 35 Men’s, 24 Women’s, 51 Mixed
• 23 Brackets