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Trip Report — Pickleball in Costa Rica!

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 Jones; Kai-Peter and Lilian Koenig; and Ruth and Steve Kent — joined about 60 other players from Colorado and around the US for a week of pickleball in Costa Rica. Organized by James Main, a 5.0 player who recently moved from Colorado to Mexico, the (more…)
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Trip Report — USAPA Nationals!

By Julie Worthington What an experience! Coincidentally, our family road trip to Oxnard, CA coincided with the National Pickleball Championships at Indian Wells, CA — right on our route! What a thrill … and what an experience to witness the best pickleball players in the world! Upon arrival at the beautiful Indian Wells venue, Bob and I were greeted by SCPA president Lori Miller, Summit County’s best. Lori was like a kid at Christmas — grinning from ear to ear, hardly believing she was really at Nationals, and introducing us to people right and left. A true Ambassador of the (more…)
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Trip Report — Pickleball in Japan!

SCPA members Jerry and Joan Veazey spent spent May 7 to 17 touring and playing pickleball in Japan, hosted by USAPA National Champion Daniel Moore.   Here’s Jerry and Joan’s exciting first-hand report: Our group of 17 Americans acted as pickleball “ambassadors” in an effort to promote the growth of the sport in Japan, where it was introduced in 2014.   In the photo at top, we’re joining the Japanese pickleball club of Saku-Kitaaiki Village, population 750. We were the most Americans to EVER visit the village and we enjoyed quite a reception! Members of the local club bowed and applauded as (more…)