Category Archives: Club News

Picklebowl Challenge held September 19th

On Saturday, September 19, the most recent edition of the Northern Paddles/SW Metro Pickleball Club Picklebowl Challenge was held at the beautiful new outdoor courts at Calvary Hill in St Cloud.
It was great competition with a tie score after the first session, and a tie score after the second session. The rules of the game state that the Picklebowl Cup stays with the current holder in case of a tie. So the result is that SW Metro has the Picklebowl Cup until the next competition.
It was a great result on a beautiful Fall day, and was followed by a nice spread of food and more companionship. The next Challenge will be in Eden Prairie, Summer, 2016.
Many thanks to Northern Paddles for their great hospitality


Presentation to Eden Prairie Parks & Rec Commission

At 7:00pm on August 3rd, 2015, representatives from the Southwest Metro Pickleball Club will be speaking before the Eden Prairie Parks & Rec Commission to update them on the status of pickleball since the last report in 2010. Discussion will also include requests for additional venues for play as well as repairs to current venues.
The meeting will be held in the council chambers at the Eden Prairie City Hall at 8080 Mitchell Road. Please attend to show support for the club (board members will be conducting the presentation).

Chanhassen Pickleball Courts Grand Opening!

The Grand Opening of the six new, permanent Chanhassen Pickleball Courts was celebrated on Wednesday, June 3 at the Chanhassen Recreation Center. Cake and a good time was had by all. Shown cutting the ribbon is Bethany Tjornhom, Chanhassen City Council Member/Deputy Mayor, while Park and Recreation Officials and Jerry Maas, Southwest Pickleball Club Ambassador and club members looked on.

Grand Opening of Chanhassen’s new outdoor pickleball courts

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:

Tuesday, June 9 – 8:30-10am
Thursday, June 25 – 6:30-8pm
Tuesday, July 14 – 8:30-10am
Wednesday, July 22 – 6:30-8pm
Monday, August 3 – 6:30-8pm

Wil-Chan Pickleball League Celebration

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.)