Pickledilly News

Gregg Park will offer four indoor courts for open pickleball play on Tuesdays and Thursdays 10:30 AM - 1:30 PM starting on January 22, 2019.  In order to play Pickleball, people must be a member of Gregg Park or purchase a daily guest fee ($5).  In order to purchase the guest fee, the guest must be with a member. To see the Gregg Park fee schedule, click here.

Paddles will be available for check-out at the front desk.  Nets will also be stored at the front desk.  Players should put the nets up and take them back down each day.

 

 

 

Congratulations to all of our winners and thank you to the participants in the round riobin on January 12, 2019.  For additional pictures, click here.

4.0 Division

1st place - Anil Karn

2nd place - Keith Shaver

3rd place - Rich Williams

Detailed results

3.0 Division

1st place - Gene Murphy and Lawrence Tam

2nd place - Kathie Roberts and Charles Carnaggio

3rd place - Mike Wells and Dick Keeler

3.5 Division

1st place -  Dennis Vermilye and Ron Dellamora

2nd place - Dan Christensen and Goerge Dalzell

3rd place - Mark Giddings and Booker Paige

 

 

 

by Lisa Miner

Pickleball is the fastest growing sport in America. People of all ages and skill levels are taking up the game and enjoying the fun of friendly competition. Pickleball is similar to doubles tennis, but on a smaller court. Players armed with a paddle hit a perforated plastic ball over the net. It's easy for beginners to get started and have fun right away. Experienced players enjoy a fast-paced, competitive game.

Steve Miner is our local USA Pickleball Association ambassador. He will be teaching a free introductory pickleball class on Tuesday, January 15, 9:00 a.m. at the Edgefield Town Gym. If you're interested, please sign up by contacting Steve Miner or by using the sign up link on this web page:

http://velisco.com/pickleball/edgefield.html

The schedule for drop-in pickleball is every Tuesday at 9:00 a.m. We have three indoor courts. Beginners are welcome. Equipment is provided at the gym. There is no charge.  We will organize the courts by skill level. Please sign up in advance so that we know who's coming.

Edgefield Town Gym
380 Church Street
Edgefield, SC  29824
803-637-2621 (Recreation department)

For more information about the sport of pickleball, please see the USA Pickleball Association web site.
http://www.usapa.org

 

The schedule for February clinics at Odell Weeks has been posted on the calendar:  To reserve a spot in a clinic, please call the Odell Weeks front desk at 803-642-7631. Payment of $15.00 per person must be made at the front desk prior to the class.

Wojciech Adamek, Grace Vance, and Mo Garcia will also be available for private or group lessons.  Please schedule these by contacting Wojciech (wademek97@aol.com), Grace (grace467@icloud.com), or Mo (mog01@aol.com) directly.  Indoor lesson times are listed on the calendar.  Outdoor lessons may be scheduled for any agreed-upon time.

 

Lessons

11:00 AM – 2:00 PM on Mondays (4th, 11th, 18th, 25th)

 

Clinics

Thursday, February 7th – 11:00 AM Beginners clinic - Grace

Thursday, February 7th – 12:30 PM Intermediate clinic – Grace

 

Friday, February 15th – 11:00 AM – Intermediate clinic – Grace

Friday, February 15th – 12:30 PM – Advanced clinic – Wojciech

 

Wednesday, February 20th – 11:00 AM – Intermediate clinic – Grace

Wednesday, February 20th – 12:30 PM – Advanced clinic – Wojciech

 

Wednesday, February 27th – 11:00 AM – Intermediate clinic – Wojciech 

Wednesday, February 27th – 12:30 PM – Advanced clinic – Wojciech

 

 

 

We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Andre Jamison, who left us much too soon on January 4th. He had such a kind spirit, always offering words of encouragement.  He will be missed by many.  

Andre's service will be Wednesday at 11:00 AM at New Life Church on Bobby Jones.

To see a tribute by Scott Golden, click here.

 

 

The USAPA has provided a video series that may answer some of the questions you have on the new USAPA UTPR ratings.  To view these videos, click here.

 

To ensure maximum usage of the courts,iIf a court is still open for reservation on the morning of the slot, the court may be reserved for use by only two people. 

All courts reserved at any time other than the day that the court is open must still have four names on the reservations.

 

Fun was had by all at the Christmas Social on December 6th.  The food was delicious and the holiday mood was made even brighter by the live music provided by Bill Wright on his saxaphone.  

Debbie Tam and Kathie Robers were presented with their embroidered paddle covers for scoring 96% on the Rules Challenge.  For anyone who missed this the first time, we will offer the challege again in January.  (Detils will follow.)

Thank you to Barbara Burns and Pat Smith for all their work in setting up the beautiful decorations.

 

See below for details on the Beech Mountain Pickleball Experience in August.

 

George Buggs has taken the initial steps in providing a two-hour pickleball clinic at Eustis Park in 2019. Via the Recreation Commission, the Parks, Recreation, and Tourism (PRT) Department was informed of George's interest in expanding the game to the Northside community. The PRT Department supported George's idea and offered him use of Eustis Park's four pickleball courts.  

A subcommittee was created to further this goal of a clinic for folks (students and seniors) who are currently unexposed to the game, or may know about it but have not tried it. Mr. Buggs desires to have the clinic on the same day the new senior/youth center at Eustis park is formally opened. George has arranged to provide pickleball paddles, free of charge, to all 24 participants. Chuck Buchanan has agreed to provide a free ball to each participant as well. Mrs. Yolanda Monroe, a professional instructor and avid player, from New Jersey, has agreed to provide instruction for the assembled group of participants. She may be assisted by another player. Mrs. Monroe attended the last pickleball tournament at Odell weeks.

We hope all can find the final date set is compatible with their schedules. More than a few community leaders have expressed interest in this project.

Submitted by George Buggs

 

 

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