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Welcome to the Green Valley Pickleball Club News website. Green Valley is located 30 miles south of Tucson, AZ. Green Valley Recreation (GVR) has seven Plexipave courts available for members and their guests. Courts are located: one block east of I-19 (exit 63) at Esperanza and Abrego at the East Social Center and two blocks west of I-19 (Canoa Ranch Road, Exit 56) at the Canoa Ranch Social Center. This website is designed to keep our members updated on activities of the Club and to inform them of the rapid progress of our sport locally and nationally.

Friday, January 16, 2015

GVPC Winners at Tucson Senior Olympics

Our Club had a great showing at the Tucson Senior Olympics this week. We had 32 players, many of our members volunteered to referee (Thanks!!) and we had medal winners!!! Congratulations to everyone who participated and brought home the gold, silver and bronze. Pictures - coming soon!


Mens Doubles
    50+  3.0  Bronze - Tim Hickman - Bob Peck
            3.5  Gold - Doug Cook - Ray Kuehl
            4.0  Bronze -  Gary Stagner - Rich Pokorski
    70+  3.5  Silver - Ron Woodrow - Tom Oliver

Womens Doubles
    50+  3.0  Bronze - Linda Barclay - Rae Schlappi
            4.0  Bronze - Suzanne Nordhagen - Carrie Rodgers
    70+  3.0  Gold - Jan Haggenmiller - Mary Lou Feldt
            Combined 3.0/3.5/4.0  Bronze - Jan Haggenmiller - Mary Lou Feldt

Mixed Doubles
    50+  3.0  Gold - Linda Barclay - Leon Roske
            3.5  Gold - Donna Davis - Doug Cook
            3.5  Bronze - Barb DiDonato - Mike DiDonato

Tim Hickman and Bob Peck - Bronze - 3.0
Leon Roske & Linda Barclay - GOLD 3.0  Donna Davis & Doug Cook - GOLD - 3.5
Doug Cook and Ray Kuehl - GOLD - 3.5

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Women win gold at Voyager

Congratulations to our women's teams who were gold medalists at the Voyager Holiday Open Skill Level Tournament this weekend.

On left - Debra Forrester and Nancy Steffy (4.0 Gold)
On right - Mary Ann Woodrow and Bev Cote (3.5 Gold)

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Club T-shirts Available to Order

Our T-Shirt Committee has designed a new Club shirt. They will be taking orders and plan to send in the first order by Dec 15th so the shirts will be here in time for the Tucson Senior Games. For details and an order form click on shirt icon to the right.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

A Memorable Fall Party!

Our Fall Dinner/Dance turned into a very special night for everyone who attended. We were treated to some fun entertainment and then the surprise wedding of Lee and Suzanne. It was a beautiful service that began with the wedding party dancing to 'Going to the Chapel'. Congratulations to Lee and Suzanne and thanks for sharing your wedding to all of us!
Going to the Chapel with Lee Nordhagen, Barb DiDonato, Mike DiDonato, Suzanne Colby, Joe Brancazio and Ellen Brancazio.
The ceremony.
Dolly and Kenny entertained with 'Islands in the Stream' (aka Mary Ann and Ron Woodrow).

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Pickleball Clinic Offered at Quail Creek

Quail Creek Pickleball Club has organized a Pickleball Clinic by Prem Carnot. The public and all area pickleball players are invited to attend two events:

1) Nov 24 10:00 am - Meet and hear Prem Carnot at the QC Clubhouse.  Free, no registration required. There will be a brief exhibition at the Quail Creek pickleball courts following his presentation.

2) Jan 8-13 - Clinics and private lessons offered by Prem Carnot at the Quail Creek Pickleball Center.

For details, dates and registration information got to:  usa.pickleballhelp.com/green-valley/

Prem Carnot recently hosted clinics at the USAPA National tournament At Sun City Festival. This is a good chance to attend a Pickleball Clinic close to home and support the growth of pickleball in the Green Valley/Sahuarita community. 

Friday, October 31, 2014

And the Winners Are....................

We had perfect weather (well it could have been a little cooler) and great competition for our Fall Fun Games. Thanks to Louise Bouck, Cathy Ciferri, Ed Zimmermann and Barb Crane for running the desk and keeping everything on schedule.
Women 2.0/2.5 - SILVER - Sandy Barnes, Donna Talarski, GOLD - Chris Vogel, Julie Rogoski, BRONZE -  Lisa Allen, Linda Sparks
Women 3.0 - SILVER - Mary Lee Hickman, Linda Barclay, GOLD - Cathy Ciferri, Charlotte Jorgenson, BRONZE - Rae Schlappi, Virginia Smith
Women 3.5 - SILVER - Carol Hammerle, Barb DidDonato, GOLD - Mary Ann Woodrow, Bev Cote, BRONZE - Terry Archambault, Jan Haskoe
Men 2.0/2.5 - SILVER - Ed Leach, Hal McCallen, GOLD - Bill Smith, John Cole, BRONZE - Steve Vogel, Dean Beilke
Men 3.0 - SILVER - Randy DeByle, Jim Zillmer, GOLD - Mike Cote, Jerry Hooley, BRONZE - Dave Coffman, Bob Peck
Men 3.5+ - BRONZE - Gary Heintz, John Wicklund, GOLD - Gary Stagner, Lee Nordhagen, SILVER - Ken McCartney, Ralph Schlappi

Monday, October 27, 2014

Fall Fun Tournament

For pairings and start times for the Fall Fun Tournament:
==> Fall Fun Tournament.

Friday, October 10, 2014

Fall Fun Tournament Registration now open

Our first Fun Days tournament is coming up. This tournament is designed to get everyone out to the courts, welcome back the 'snowbirds', and just have a fun day!

Date - Oct 29 (Wednesday) Womens Round Robin and Oct 30 (Thursday) Mens Round Robin

Format - Random draw for partners. Competition will be by skill level - 2.0/2.5, 3.0, 3.5 and above. Games will be played to 11 points. Number of games will depend upon number of teams per skill level.

Location - Games will be held at Canoa Ranch. Some games may be played at East Center (depending on the sign up numbers).

Cost - $5.00 per person which will be collected at the courts on the 29th or 30th.

Registration will close on Oct 26th at 5:00 and partner assignments will be available on the website and at the court on Oct 27th. Use the 'Sign Up Genius' (at right) to register or register at the courts.