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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, 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.

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Sign Up Genius

Try out the new Sign Up Genius (icon at right) to signup for coming events. Click for more information.

Sunday, October 5, 2014

More GV News Pickleball Articles

Sports article and letter 10/1:
==> Lesson learned: Pickleball Club runs circles around new sports editor
==> Work together

Monday, September 29, 2014

San Diego Senior Olympics

Congratulations to medal winners in the San Diego Senior Olympics! All competition was in age group.

Mens Doubles - Mike Clemens & John Wicklund (Gold)
Mens Singles - Mike Clemens (Gold)                    
Womens Singles - Pam Sweigart (Bronze)
Mixed Doubles - Mike Clemens & Pam Sweigart (Bronze)

Sunday, September 14, 2014

GV News Articles & Letters to the Editor

Article on 9/28
==> Search for pickleball venues continues

Letters to the Editor on 9/21
==> GVR's Mission
==> Home sales
==> Pickleball democracy

Letters to the Editor on 9/17
==> Not a bright future

Letters to the Editor on 9/14
==> Standing Room Only
==> It's Our Future

This 'In My Opinion' piece was in the GV News on 9/02:
==> Go Through Proper Process for New Courts

Saturday, August 30, 2014

August Picnic at Canoa Hills

The day was hot and sunny but we had a great evening picnic under the shade trees at the Canoa Hills picnic area.
Ed Zimmermann and Will Bouck were the chefs.

Louise Bouck and Bud Heller celebrated their birthdays.

Randy DeByle entertained us and we celebrated his birthday also.

Many folks tried their skill at bocce ball.

Lots of good food!

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Green Valley News article about new courts

Here is the latest news article about the proposed pickleball courts.
==> GVR looking at adding additional pickleball courts

Pickleball members attended the Board Meeting.

Monday, August 25, 2014

Bend Oregon tournament

Our Club had some medal winners in the Big Country RV Pickleball Tournament in Bend, Oregon.
Ed Zimmermann and Brian Firebaugh won bronze in 3.0.

Lee Nordhagen won won bronze in singles 3.5.

Rae Schlappi was a referee.

Suzanne Colby and Sherri Oslie won gold in 4.0. Suzanne also took silver in singles 4.0.