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
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.)
Note that there are a limited number of spots available, so don’t delay!
From Casey Hagert, Recreation Lead for Eden Prairie:
Hello Pickleball Players,
I hope you are all doing well. The days are getting longer and the snow is melting which means we are not too far from another great season of Pickleball!
Registration is currently open for 2015 Pickleball leagues! This summer, we will be offering a doubles league on Thursday evenings for $35/team as well as a Ladder League on Saturdays for $15/person. Registration will stay open through June 4th. As a reminder, I’ve included the steps for online registration for your teams so that you can get signed up from the comfort of your computer!
You will first want to call the Community Center at 952-949-8470 to obtain your TEAM PIN and TEAM ACCOUNT numbers in order to complete your registration (if you don’t still have them from previous seasons). PLEASE NOTE: family pin numbers will not work to get your team registered for a league! The Community Center staff will be looking up your team from past seasons.
Then you can go to https://parksandrec.edenprairie.org/ >Register>Adult Athletics>select the “Leagues” tab>Pickleball – and then find your desired night and league. Through this process you are able to pay online with a credit card. If you need to pay with a check or cash, you can still do that at the Community Center during the appropriate registration period.
We hope that you will all be joining us again for another fun season!
Southwest Metro Pickleball Club Board Member, Dennis “The Menace” Gallaher along with his Canadian partner, John Savoy won the Gold Medal in 4.0 at the Sun City, AZ Spring Slam on March 28. According to Dennis: “It was great to play well and represent our awesome Southwest Metro Pickleball Club!”
February is coming to an end, which means spring is practically right around the corner, followed closely by summer. That means outdoor pickleball and pickleball tournaments!
Information on two of our biggest ones has been posted. Be sure to have a look, and be ready when registration opens:
Miracle-Ear’s 6th Annual Southwest Metro Pickleball Club Tournament
Eden Prairie’s 3rd Annual Pickleball Tournament
Maple Grove has some new pickleball courts! To celebrate, they’re having an open house on February 17th. For details, click here.
On Friday, January 23rd, club member Marion Stief celebrated a birthday. A small celebration was held at the Eden Prairie Community Center. Continue reading