Category Archives: Pickleball News

Generations Come Together Over Pickleball

It’s a bright fall morning in Santa Cruz County, Calif., and the tennis area at Brommer Street Park is overrun with dozens of people. But they aren’t here for tennis. Instead, cadences of pick-pock sounds fill the air as doubles players — many in their 50s and older — whack yellow Wiffle-like balls back and forth on eight minicourts.

Read more at NPR

BEGINNER PICKLEBALL FUNDAMENTALS CLASS

“Pickleball in no time”

Learn the fundamentals of Pickleball, fast!
Coach: Dean Rudrud

  • Proper grip is critical
  • Fundamentals of good strokes, get ready, the turn
  • A consistent serve leads to good strokes
  • How to volley for success
  • How to hit your overhead and effective lobs
  • Everyone can move better, we will show you how
  • Understanding the scoring, rules and culture of pickleball

Each 90-minute class is $20, or register for the entire three-week series for $50.

Session #1 – Monday, October 23rd, October 30th, November 6th, 10:00am-11:30am

Session #2 – Wednesday, October 25th, November 1st, November 8th, 10:00am-11:30am

Week 1: Stroke correctly, from the beginning. Learn to serve well. “High hands” are the key to good volleys. Play practice games.
Week 2: Review strokes, volleys and serve. Introduce the overhead and lobs.
Week 3: Review strokes, volley, serve and overhead. Practice games, scoring, and learning the rules.

This teaching series will get you off to a great start, to playing better pickleball. If you have been playing a while, and you are not satisfied with your skills, this fundamental series will help you to become the player you know you can be.

To register, contact Paul Olson at [email protected]

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

GRAND OPENING OF NEW DEDICATED COURTS IN CHANHASSEN AND RICHFIELD

Please join the fun at these two Grand Opening Ceremonies. Four new dedicated courts in Chanhassen and eight new dedicated courts in Richfield. Enjoy great pickleball, food, drinks and refreshments. Mingle with fellow players, local officials, SW Metro Club leaders, Park and Rec VIP’s and local media outlets. Don’t miss it!

Chanhassen: Roundhouse Park; Tuesday, June 20th at 6 pm
6900 Minnewashta Pkwy, Chanhassen, MN 55331

Richfield: Washington Park; Wednesday, June 21, 5:30 to 7 pm
7600 17th Avenue, Richfield, MN 55423