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2019 NORTH CAROLINA SENIOR GAMES

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Special Senior Games Notice

Please see attached and below (an additional $5.00 off reg. fee if you sign up at this event).  Thanks.

Come have fun at the annual Senior Games Kick-Off event.  This year’s Kick-Off event will be held on Friday, February 1st at 3 locations: Tyvola Senior Center, North Meck Senior Center and the Levine Senior Center (see attached flyer for more information).  Don’t miss out on your 1st chance to register for the 2019 Mecklenburg Senior Games and save $5.00 off the Early Bird price. (Games start in April)  Time for the kickoff will be 2:30 to 5:30pm at all three locations.

For more information, please contact us at SeniorGames@MecklenburgCountyNC.gov.

 

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Powerade Heads to Charlotte NC

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Powerade Heads To Charlotte

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Overview

COMPETITION DATES: June 7-9

COMPETITION SITE: Olde Providence Racquet Club Indoor Tennis Center

ENTRY FEE: Early registration fee of $50 per player through March 10th. Fee includes entry into all events and the Player’s Social. Registration fee will increase by $10 starting on March 11th.

ENTRY DEADLINE: 11:59pm on May 24

DIVISIONS OFFERED:
– 18-49 (4.0 & Under)
– 18-49 (4.5 & Over)
– 50-59 (4.0 & Under)
– 50-59 (4.5 & Over)
– 60-69 (4.0 & Under)
– 60-69 (4.5 & Over)
– 70+ (4.0 & Under)
– 70+ (4.5 & Over)

 ** This will be a USAPA Medal Match Only Sanctioned Tournament (all medal matches will be officiated). A current USAPA membership is required. All divisions offered for Men’s, Women’s and Mixed Doubles. Tournament staff reserves the right to combine divisions.

TOURNAMENT FORMAT: Double Elimination (2 of 3 to 11, 1 to 15). Divisions with 4 or fewer teams will be a Round Robin.

TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE:
Friday (June 7) – MD/WD 50+, 60+, 70+ for all skill levels
Saturday (June 8) – MXD for all ages and skill levels
Sunday (June 9) – MD/WD 18+ for all skill levels

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CAROLINA BEACH – Pickleball or Bicker Ball

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Ed Note – In an effort to please everyone they will please no one…..

CAROLINA BEACH — Being told you can’t play on the same court as someone else might sound like middle-school drama, but in Carolina Beach, it’s not the children who are fussing over a game.

According to town emails between a resident and Parks and Programs Superintendent Tim Murphy, there has been some tension on the pickleball courts.

Recently the town decided it would be best to remove advanced and intermediate pickleball hours from its schedule, instead opting for an ‘all-levels’ open play due to some disputes amongst players.

“The past several weeks we have been having some folks who were told they were not allowed to play in the intermediate sessions. They considered themselves intermediate players but were having their paddles moved and told they were not allowed to play from other players,” Murphy said in an email.

“Taking this into consideration, and the new influx of people who have joined and are interested in playing, Eric, myself and the front desk staff think the best way to schedule moving forward is to make open pickleball for all skill types. I hope you understand this decision and still enjoy participating. We love seeing the gym full of people playing pickleball,” he concluded.

The resident acknowledged there has been some so-called “pickleball drama” between “warring factions” but said he has not experienced someone telling another player they cannot play.

“If I may add a variation to the pickleball drama. Yes, there is a level of angst between the warring factions, please understand my tongue in cheek. However, I am there mostly every day and I have never heard any player say that others can’t play. Is there mumbling and grumbling, oh yeah, by both sides.

“In fact, I have discussed that levels are self-regulated as they are at the Y where I play weekends. Do paddles get moved, yes by both sides. If I don’t want to play with a person(s), I’ll hold my paddle out for the next group or grouping that I want,” the resident said in his email.  Story by Michael Pratts

Final thought,  this problem could easily be resolved with proper rules and leadership.  The Villages with over 200 pickleball courts have figured it out.  Perhaps the local USAPA ambassador in that area could assist and guide them through these troubled times…

Practice Makes Perfect – That is-Perfect Practice

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Special Practice Equipment Edition

Here is another training product to consider. A pickleball rebounder is a highly versatile product to enable players to practice a variety of different drills. It’s cheaper than a ball machine and will not break. You’ll also get a better workout and far more actual pickleball hits during your training session using a rebounder compared to a ball machine. Check out the website here to learn more:www.rtsrebounder.com 

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Beech Mountain Adds Pickleball Mixer

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Special Pickleball Mixer – Beech Mountain, NC

August 5 thru 9th 2019

“Hats Off” to Bob and Liz Higginbottom for putting together another outstanding event scheduled for August 5th thru 9th 2019.  The event fees will feature a bar b q, sit down dinner at the beautiful Beech Mountain ClubHouse, Club registration fees and a fun round robin pickleball tournament.  Beech Mountain locals will be there to challenge your skills.  Total cost is only $121.00 per person excluding lodging.

The Beech Mountain Club Pickleball Center has 5 beautiful new courts located at the heart of the Club’s recreation campus. Deck seating and a convenient sports café overlook the courts along with a covered pavilion for social events. Pickleball teaching professionals direct the Club’s program during the summer which includes private lessons, clinics, league and tournament play, as well as special sessions throughout the week.

Paddles are available for rent and for sale along with the latest in Pickleball attire through the Pickleball Center Office/Shop. The Beech Mountain Club has been at the forefront of promoting this fast-growing sport in the high-country area.

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Interested parties should call Bob Nibarger at 757-685-5909 or email at ncpickleball@gmail.com    Registration ends soon so call today.

https://beechmtn.club/

https://www.vrbo.com/vacation-rentals/usa/north-carolina/blue-ridge-mountains/beech-mountain

 

North Carolina Pickleball 2018 Holiday Smash Results

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2018 HOLIDAY SMASH RESULTS

The 2018 North Carolina Holiday Smash concluded on November 17 and 18 at the beautiful 18 indoor court facility Carolina Courts Concord.  Over 200+ players fought it out over two days.  Here are the medal winners from this weekend.

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Stephanie Lane and Richard Rineholz   5.0 Mixed Doubles Winners

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Jacob Noble and Sarah Parker 5.0 Silver Medal Winners Mixed Doubles

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