Pickledilly News

The following was posted by Brandon Swanson on the Pickleball Forum.  It’s good food for thought for all of us.

Some play just for fun. Stop encouraging them to play tournaments.

Some play for fitness. Stop telling them they have to play differently.

Some play to challenge themselves and play hard. Stop telling them to ease up.

Some play to improve and win tournaments. Stop telling them it’s just for fun.

Some people want to play with players their own skill level. Stop telling them to “give back to the sport.”


Find a like-minded group of players and enjoy the elements of the game YOU enjoy. Don’t try to change those around you to serve your own wants.

Talk to each other. Pickleball grew up overnight and I see us becoming a big dysfunctional family with an identity crisis.

We can be all these things! (listed above)

We can be tournament and festival. We can be family and competitors. Rivals and friends. Drop and drive.

Take a breath and let this sport shape itself around you. Let others know what you’re looking for.





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Palmetto Doubles Invitational Pickleball Tournament

Thursday, September 5th - Sunday, September 8th



Most of us have been asked the question "What is pickleball?" many times.  Here's a good video to help you answer that question:




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




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.