Villages Pickleball is hot! No, not the temperature, but Club growth and participation. Our membership has grown by over 60% so far this year, with new members joining weekly. We’re now averaging 35 court reservations per week; there would be more if had more time slots available!
With all the new Pickleball players, one question that keeps coming up is “What are ‘non-marking Court shoes’ and why are they required on The Villages courts?” Here are links to two short articles explaining what court shoes are, and the importance on why they should be worn.
Revenge is SWEET!!! Another “just for fun” Pickleball Club/Bocce Club tournament took place on Sunday, September 9th at tennis courts 5 & 6. This time we all played pickleball and the Pickleball Club got the win. The final score for this tournament was 23 to 7.
To make sure you use the Pickleball Scheduler correctly (and also reserve the courts using the Tennis Court clipboards), please read the procedure on the web page Pickleball Scheduler [Will be updated to reflect the new advance reservation rule on February 1, 2019]
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Larry Martinson PB Courts Fundraising Chairman
On Sunday, August 5th the Pickleball Club was ambushed by a friendly, fun loving group of Bocce Club members. Over 40 Villagers from both clubs gathered at the Bocce courts for a “just for fun” Bocce tournament. The Bocce Club won 9 out of 10 games but everyone had a great time and made many new friends. Wonderful food and drink were provided by the Bocce Club. We appreciate all their hard work. Guess what? Next month the Bocce Club will be playing pickleball….maybe we can get even?????
The Pickleball/Bocce Exchange Tournament will take place on Sunday, September 9th at tennis courts 5 and 6 from 3-6pm. Hope members of both clubs will once again turn out for another fun event. If you are a member of either club and have not signed up you may do so on the Pickleball Club or Bocce Club websites. Please do so by August 30th. The event is free for all who participate. A big thank you goes to Bob Iacopi for organizing these tournaments!
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