Summit County’s first pickleball tournament, held July 20-21 at Rainbow Park, went fabulously, greatly exceeding our expectations for a first effort.  More than 100 individual players competed, together forming 60+ doubles teams.  It was a high turnout, especially since two nearby and more established tournaments occurred the same weekend.  We had competitive, but good-natured, play … Read more

SCPA member Sandy Franzen really likes pickleball — enough to lug an 8-pound oxygen tank around the court. And she gets around the court really well! Sandy moved to Colorado for the first time just after graduating from University of Wisconsin–Madison. She taught 6th grade in Jefferson County for three years, before wanderlust took her … Read more

As starting catcher for the Summit Sluggers, our own Bill Herman played a key role in defeating the visiting Star Base Ball Club of the Colorado Territory, by a score of 19 to 12, on June 25 in a first-of-its-kind fundraiser for the Summit Historical Society. Inexplicably going by the moniker “Hollywood” and wearing a … Read more

It’s that fun time of year when it feels great to get on the pickleball court outdoors. Spring fever is affecting youth and adults alike.

In honor of National twenty SCPA members participated in a two-hour round robin tournament, switching both partners and opponents with each new game. Julie Worthington and Dana Cottrell shared Tournament Director duties. We had two competitive courts, with five players each, and two recreational courts, with five players each. In round 1, each player partnered … Read more

Rick Bell, SCPA’s newest board member, is shown above with his wife, Mary Bell, daughter Kaitlin, her boyfriend Drew, and Winnie the dog. Kaitlin and Drew have played pickleball with SCPA when visiting Summit County. Rick and Mary hail from Ohio and are enthusiastic Ohio State Buckeyes fans (misguidedly, in the opinion of your author, … Read more

You may have heard that Wendy has a thing for Richard. On his birthday — which happens to be Valentines Day! — Wendy treated a few folks to some court time at Breck Tennis to help celebrate. That is, as long as we were willing to help serenade the birthday boy to “My Boy Lollipop.” … Read more

A Message from Mindy Nicolds, Sports Coordinator Have you heard?  We have 6 hours of pickleball playing opportunities on Mondays!  We are so glad to see so many different faces taking advantage of this wonderful opportunity! On Mondays, please pick a level that you best play with.  If you consider your play more High Intermediate-Advanced, … Read more

During the first week of December, 25 Summit County players — Jerry and Joan Veazey; Vanessa Koehler; Lori Miller; Julie and Bob Worthington; Wendy Tilden and Richard Sullivan; Deb Stacey and Howard Townley; Lori McWain and Terry Armstrong; Carla Christiansen and Gary Wilson; Pricilla and John Flanders; Linda Bush and Terra Lee; Paul and Sharon … Read more

Pickleball … or snowball? For the past couple of months, Tom Richmond and Dave Morse have been leading a quiet movement to play outdoors all year long! Tom tells us that shoveling off a court at Trent Park is easier than it looks. They even got a group out to play, surrounded by snow, on … Read more