Pickledilly News

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**** Postponed until October 7th ****

As a way for the pickleball community to regroup and to welcome new members, Aiken Pickleball will be hosting a Friday Fun Night Potluck followed by indoor play at Odell Weeks on Friday, Sept. 30 from 5-8 pm.    Over eighty new players have been added to our roster and this will be a wonderful way to welcome new players and to reconnect with Pickleball friends we have not seen in quite a while.

Please sign up for the Friday Fun Night Potluck and Play on our website - or click here - letting us know you are coming and if you are bringing guests.  All are welcome.

Door prizes - At 5:45pm, two drawings will be held for gift certificates for private lessons with Mo and Ben. You must be present to win.

The schedule for Friday, September 30th is as follows:  The social will be in rooms 1 and 2 at Odell Weeks starting at 5:00pm.  We will start eating by 5:30pm.  After eating, those that want will move to gym 2 to play pickleball, as six courts have been reserved for us for open play.

Because of the Palmetto Tournament (9-11), Fall Home and Garden Show (15-19), and the Holistic Wellness Fair (23-26) play in September is fairly limited with only one Funday Monday. Let's end the month with a Friday Fun Night and get to know each other.  It’s been too long since we have all gotten together.

 

 

Rating Sessions are normally held on a Monday at the Smith-Hazel Recreation Center between 9am-1pm. When enough people have signed up, one of our teaching professionals will contact you to set a date you can all agree on.  Need a minimum of three people to schedule a session.  Click here to sign up to be rated.

 

 

Effective September 1, the City of Aiken reduced the daily fee at Odell Weeks for residents of Aiken from $10 to $6. The daily fee for non-residents is still $10. At Smith-Hazel the adult daily fee is $3  for residents and non-residents alike.  

Paid annual memberships include twelve guest passes per year and can be used any time during the twelve-month membership period.

Silver Sneakers and Renew Active memberships are free and do not qualify for guests passes.

Note: Silver Sneakers® is a fitness and wellness program for seniors age 65 and up. It includes free gym memberships across the country, and it is included with many Medicare Advantage Plans.

Renew Active™ is another program offered by a carrier with select Medicare Advantage plans. It also offers access to gyms and fitness places across the country.

UnitedHealthcare Medicare plans that once covered Silver Sneakers membership have replaced that coverage with CRC Renew Active. Renew Active is similar to Silver Sneakers but also incorporates brain health activities. 

 

 

The following sizes of Men's and Women's Player shirts are on sale for $5 each.  All funds will be used to support our youth pickleball program in local schools.  Please contact Bob Fogle at 803-443-5595 (leave a voicemail) if you want one of these shirts.  They will be sold on a first come first served basis.  The color is Athletic Gold.

Men's Sizes        Quantity

XLarge                  3

2XLarge               1

Ladies Sizes       Quantity

XSmall                   1

Small                     1

Medium                 3

XLarge                  1

2XLarge                1

 

In case you missed it, there was a pickleball tournament at Odell a couple of weeks ago - The Palmetto Doubles Invitational Tournament.   Several Aiken players participated and did quite well.  You can select read more below to see a full list of the medal winners.   But  more importantly, we like to thank all of you that volunteered to help make this event a success.  Thank you. 

Results

Mens Doubles (3.0 or 3.5 19+ or 50+) Sunday 3.0:19+

Gold:Will Redick-Ryan Carnes 

Silver:Matt Frey-Jarjar Avret 

Bronze:Jerry Mershon-Joshua Hust 

 

Mens Doubles (3.0 or 3.5 19+ or 50+) Sunday 3.0:50+

Gold:Steve Kling-David Hyams 

Silver:Robbie Bell-Bill Moseley 

Bronze:Figs Figueroa-Russell Crews 

 

Mens Doubles (3.0 or 3.5 19+ or 50+) Sunday 3.5:19+

Gold:Drew Walker-Derek Kidd 

Silver:Marcus Vaught-Mike Vaught 

Bronze:Robbie King-Jeb Brown 

 

Mens Doubles (3.0 or 3.5 19+ or 50+) Sunday 3.5:50+

Gold:Fawzi Naji-Ranjeet Singh 

Silver:Scooby Webb-Bey-Luis Hernandez 

Bronze:Rod Baldwin-Russell Carey 

 

Mens Doubles (3.0 or 3.5 60+ or 70+) Friday 3.0:60+,70+

Gold:Doug Ditter-Andrew Stivanson 

Silver:Ken Mason-Michael McCullen 

Bronze:Steve Schnitzer-Tony Kemper 

 

Mens Doubles (3.0 or 3.5 60+ or 70+) Friday 3.5:60+ - Pool 1

Gold:Thomas Gull-David Swartling 

Silver:Jerry Mershon-Dwight Jones 

Bronze:  N/A 

 

Mens Doubles (3.0 or 3.5 60+ or 70+) Friday 3.5:60+ - Pool 2

Gold:Ken Oliphant-Mike Newman 

Silver:Rod Baldwin-Russell Carey 

Bronze: N/A

 

Mens Doubles (3.0 or 3.5 60+ or 70+) Friday 3.5:60+ - Pool Winners -

Gold:Thomas Gull-David Swartling 

Silver:Jerry Mershon-Dwight Jones 

Bronze:Ken Oliphant-Mike Newman 

 

Mens Doubles (3.0 or 3.5 60+ or 70+) Friday 3.5:70+

Gold:Mike Howard-George Dalzell 

Silver:Carey Tankersley-Thomas Price 

Bronze:Ken Sanders-Rasta Hesser 

 

Mens Doubles (4.0, 4.5 or 5.0) Sunday 4.0 19+, 50+, 60+: - Pool 1

Gold:Peter Dorton-Anil Karn 

Silver:Brian Eberhard-Gary Bussey 

Bronze:  N/A

 

Mens Doubles (4.0, 4.5 or 5.0) Sunday 4.0 19+, 50+, 60+: - Pool 2

Gold:Peyton Starkey-Mikey Harris 

Silver:Phil Breidenbach-Harve Mobley 

Bronze: N/A

 

Mens Doubles (4.0, 4.5 or 5.0) Sunday 4.0 19+, 50+, 60+: - Pool Winners

Gold:Peyton Starkey-Mikey Harris 

Silver:Brian Eberhard-Gary Bussey 

Bronze:Peter Dorton-Anil Karn 

 

Mixed Doubles -Saturday 3.0 :50+,60+,70+ - Pool 1

Gold:Rhonda Bennick-Tim Hampton 

Silver:Debra Wissinger-Bob Massie 

Bronze:Christina Thompson-Guido Porter 

 

Mixed Doubles -Saturday 3.0 :50+,60+,70+ - Pool 2

Gold:Barbara Davis-Sheldon Davis 

Silver:Cookie Gonzalez-Jimmy Lovett  Jr. 

Bronze:  N/A

 

Mixed Doubles -Saturday 3.0 :50+,60+,70+ - Pool Winners

Gold:Rhonda Bennick-Tim Hampton 

Silver:Barbara Davis-Sheldon Davis 

Bronze:Debra Wissinger-Bob Massie 

 

Mixed Doubles -Saturday 3.0:19+ - Pool 1

Gold:Maria Swanson-Trent Swanson 

Silver:Julie Quattlebaum-Jerry Mershon 

Bronze: N/A

 

Mixed Doubles -Saturday 3.0:19+ - Pool 2

Gold:Faith Van Rengen-Matt Frey 

Silver:Mary Sarver-Blake Sarver 

Bronze: N/A

 

Mixed Doubles -Saturday 3.0:19+ - Pool Winners

Gold:Julie Quattlebaum-Jerry Mershon 

Silver:Maria Swanson-Trent Swanson 

Bronze:Faith Van Rengen-Matt Frey 

 

Mixed Doubles -Saturday 3.5:19+,50+ - Pool 1

Gold:Chasse Bailey-Dorton-Peter Dorton 

Silver:Tonya Catanzaro-Joe Catanzaro 

Bronze: N/A

 

Mixed Doubles -Saturday 3.5:19+,50+ - Pool 2

Gold:Diane Pepple-Ranjeet Singh 

Silver:June Melton-Ronald Nelson 

Bronze: N/A

 

Mixed Doubles -Saturday 3.5:19+,50+ - Pool Winners

Gold:Chasse Bailey-Dorton-Peter Dorton 

Silver:Diane Pepple-Ranjeet Singh 

Bronze:Tonya Catanzaro-Joe Catanzaro 

 

Mixed Doubles -Saturday 3.5:60+ - Pool 1

Gold:Susan Gulledge-Michael McCullen 

Silver:Miriam James-Dwight Jones 

Bronze: N/A

 

Mixed Doubles -Saturday 3.5:60+ - Pool 2

Gold:Christy Pritchard-Mike Howard 

Silver:Kathy Thornton-Ken Oliphant 

Bronze: N/A

 

Mixed Doubles -Saturday 3.5:60+ - Pool Winners

Gold:Christy Pritchard-Mike Howard 

Silver:Kathy Thornton-Ken Oliphant 

Bronze:Miriam James-Dwight Jones 

 

Mixed Doubles -Saturday 3.5:70+

Gold:Mimi Borchers-Ken Sanders 

Silver:Barb Dellamora-George Dalzell 

Bronze:Sally Serago-Doug Ditter 

 

Mixed Doubles -Saturday 4.0:19+ - Pool 1

Gold:Erika Johns-Ari Schmidt 

Silver:Lisa Barrett-Johnson-Next Big Thing Salazar 

Bronze: N/A

Mixed Doubles -Saturday 4.0:19+ - Pool 2

Gold:Maria Binnicker-Caleb Miller 

Silver:Alex Mouton-Marcus Vaught 

Bronze: N/A

 

Mixed Doubles -Saturday 4.0:19+ - Pool Winners

Gold:Maria Binnicker-Caleb Miller 

Silver:Lisa Barrett-Johnson-Next Big Thing Salazar 

Bronze:Alex Mouton-Marcus Vaught 

 

Mixed Doubles -Saturday 4.0:50+

Gold:Pam Jackson-Anil Karn 

Silver:Kim Clarke-Mark Spackman 

Bronze:Rita Turner-Greg Sparks 

 

Mixed Doubles -Saturday 4.0:60+

Gold:Rhonda Fink-Drew Walker 

Silver:Christine Chandler-Booker Paige 

Bronze:Leslie McCowan-Brian Eberhard 

 

Womens Doubles (3.0 or 3.5 19+ or 50+) Sunday 3.0:19+ - Pool 1

Gold:Andrea Motley Crabtree-Jessica Coon 

Silver:Julie Quattlebaum-Brenda Schaefer 

Bronze: N/A

 

Womens Doubles (3.0 or 3.5 19+ or 50+) Sunday 3.0:19+ - Pool 2

Gold:Anna Adkins-Lynne English 

Silver:Faith Van Rengen-Stefanie Frey 

Bronze: N/A

 

Womens Doubles (3.0 or 3.5 19+ or 50+) Sunday 3.0:19+ - Pool Winners

Gold:Andrea Motley Crabtree-Jessica Coon 

Silver:Anna Adkins-Lynne English 

Bronze:Julie Quattlebaum-Brenda Schaefer 

 

Womens Doubles (3.0 or 3.5 19+ or 50+) Sunday 3.0:50+

Gold:Lori King-Christina Thompson 

Silver:Julie Newman-Van Fleming 

Bronze:Judy Degregorio-Glory Lynch 

 

Womens Doubles (3.0 or 3.5 19+ or 50+) Sunday 3.5:19+,50+

Gold:Mary Sarver-Robin Brown 

Silver:Chasse Bailey-Dorton-Pam Jackson 

Bronze:Lanie Hassel-Tonya Catanzaro 

 

Womens Doubles (3.0 or 3.5 60+ or 70+) Friday 3.0:60+,70+

Gold:Debra Wissinger-Rhonda Bennick 

Silver:Mimi Borchers-Barbara Erndl 

Bronze:Peg Sharp-Nan Racki 

 

Womens Doubles (3.0 or 3.5 60+ or 70+) Friday 3.5:60+

Gold:Kathy Thornton-Lisa Pelfrey 

Silver:Lorraine Harrison-Judith Fowler 

Bronze:Miriam James-Susan Gulledge 

 

Womens Doubles (3.0 or 3.5 60+ or 70+) Friday 3.5:70+

Gold:Barb Dellamora-Sally Serago 

Silver:Peggy Taylor-Janice Casaday 

Bronze:Bebe Murphy-Doris Hauer 

 

Womens Doubles (4.0, 4.5 or 5.0) Sunday 4.0, 4.5:19+,50+,60+,70+ - Pool 1

Gold:Joyce Noland-Cheryl Breidenbach 

Silver:Marian Garcia-Christine Chandler 

Bronze: N/A

 

Womens Doubles (4.0, 4.5 or 5.0) Sunday 4.0, 4.5:19+,50+,60+,70+ - Pool 2

Gold:Maria Binnicker-Amy Honea 

Silver:Vivian Chi-Lisa Barrett-Johnson 

Bronze: N/A

 

Womens Doubles (4.0, 4.5 or 5.0) Sunday 4.0, 4.5:19+,50+,60+,70+ - Pool Winners

Gold:Maria Binnicker-Amy Honea 

Silver:Vivian Chi-Lisa Barrett-Johnson 

Bronze: Cheryl Breidenbach-Joyce Noland

 

 

 

Something new at Odell Weeks starting Wednesday, October 5 and every Wednesday, Thursday, and Saturday thereafter:  Court 1 at Odell Weeks will be reserved for beginners with sign-up for the court designation morning slot.   The sign-up will be available on Thursday mornings at 8am through Sign-up Genius just as if you were making a court reservation. Wednesday and Thursdays - 10am-12pm; Saturdays –10:30am-12:30pm.  For more information for what this is all about, contact Linda Blake atmrhanKey@gforcecable.com.   For assistance in signing up contact George Carr at gfcarr146hr@gmail.com.

 

Aiken Pickleball is hosting a New Player Clinic indoors at the Gregg Park Civic Center on Saturday,  October 15th.   Schedule as follows:

0845 - Check-in at front desk

0900-1000 -  New Players Clinic Instruction

1000-1100 -  Practice Play

In this sixty minute clinic you will learn everything you need to get started playing the sport of pickleball.  Please wear tennis shoes and athletic attire, and bring something to drink.  Balls and paddles provided. Class limited to eight.  Clinic is followed by a one hour practice play session.  Clinic will be taught by our head teaching professional Mo Garcia.  The cost is $15 per person.  Nonmembers are also welcome to attend but must pay the $10 daily facility fee.  Click here to sign up.  

 

 

 

 

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Due to the generosity of the Aiken pickleball community, we were able to raise enough funds at our tournament to develop pickleball programs in several schools, starting with Leavelle McCampbell Middle School in Graniteville. We will be supplying them with everything they need to get started: nets, paddles, balls, and court markings. In addition to supporting their teaching of pickleball as part of their P.E. curriculum, we will also be bringing pickleball to their After School program. We need a few good volunteers to work with the students as they get started. These sessions will be October 7 and 21 from 3:30-6:00. If you can help on one or both of these dates, contact Mo Garcia at mog01@aol.com or Ben Lacy at benlacy1962@gmail.com by Sept 23 for more details.

 

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