Post Joins Carolina Courts Pickleball Team

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Post New Assistant Tournament Director

Carolina Courts is pleased to announce the addition of Jon Post to the tournament team.  Jon is a 4.5 player and well known both in the region and locally.  Jon also hosts an annual pickleball tournament in Salisbury NC.  Jon will join Bob Nibarger as they will team up to bring you the very best tournaments in North Carolina.  Other team members include Scott Chitwood, CEO and Manager of Carolina Courts, Jon Jenrette “facilities” and a host of volunteers.  The Cabarrus County Convention Bureau is also a huge supporter of North Carolina Pickleball.  Two title sponsors include Paddletek and Onix.  Welcome Jon we are so glad to have you on the team.  ScreenHunter_5506 Aug. 14 14.40

Jon with his lovely wife and son Abraham

Leland Dream Now Reality

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LELAND DREAM NOW A REALITY 

LELAND, NC (WECT) –

It’s a sweet sport with a sour name: pickleball.

The game has been around for more than 50 years, but one county in the region is a hotbed for the sport.

Pickleball originated in Bainbridge Island, Wash., when two men decided to use an old badminton court to get their families out of the house and give them something to do. They couldn’t find badminton rackets so they improvised and used ping pong paddles with a perforated ball.

Brunswick County is full of retirees who like pickleball, which is part of the reason Brunswick County resident and pickleball player Richard Holloman decided to start the House of Pickleball in Leland.

“We said, ‘We are gonna build a world-class indoor pickleball facility,'” Holloman said. “It’s been a two-year dream that’s now a reality.”

“I thought, this game sounds crazy, and then I tried it and got hooked, which is a really common story,” U.S pickleball champion Corrine Carr said at the new facility on opening day.

The 12,000 square foot facility is pickleball palace of sorts, boasting six indoor courts to keep up with the craze that’s a combination of tennis, badminton and ping pong often played by retirees.

“Tennis is pretty hard on the joints and pickleball, you can take a tennis player and they can enjoy a game with similarities, but without any discomfort,” said Carr.

Most players say the game is about the social aspect, and the camaraderie, not the competition.

“Everyone is so friendly,” Carr said. “You are out there with people that all love this game. You don’t have to be a pro. Anyone can come out and have fun.”

“I hope it becomes the fun center of Brunswick County, the place to go to have fun,” Holloman said. “The beauty of pickleball is you can play with grandparents, parents and children, all three in the same game, and everyone leaves and says, ‘Wow, that was fun.'”

Source  WETC TV

 

PICKLEBALL TECHNOLOGY HIT “HIGH NOTE”

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USTA Leading The Way In Technology

PLAY SIGHT TECHNOLOGY

Come On Pickleball lets get with it and get our technology Mojoe going.  The USTA has announced a fantastic new program.   See the video below.

Send us your 2019 Tournament Schedule to  ncpickleball@gmail.com

2019 Carolina Courts Schedule

 

Carolina Courts Announces 2019 Pickleball Tournament Schedule

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Carolina Courts “Concord” 2019 Pickleball Schedule

Carolina Courts CEO Scott Chitwood announced last week that Carolina Courts Concord will be cutting it’s pickleball schedule from six to three major tournaments per year beginning in 2019.  Tournaments for 2019 include the March Madness, Beat the Heat and Holiday Smash.  All three of these tournaments are indoors and have proven to be very popular in the past.  In addition to the Carolina Court series, there is consideration for a venue to host the annual Powerade Games in 2019.  Tournament Director Bob Nibarger stated that “indoor pickleball space with 18 courts is very difficult to find in the Charlotte area.  Space must be reserved months in advance and must work around basketball, volleyball and other sports camps”.  Reducing pickleball for 2019 is due, in part, to the growth of pickleball in the tri-state region.  When Carolina Courts began it’s series, there were very few tournaments within the Charlotte area.  Pickleball tournaments are now available just about every week in the four state area.  Less than 100 signed up for the July Firecracker Explosion which factored in the decision to cut back on pickleball.

2019 Carolina Courts Schedule

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