Well, the first USOpen is in the pickleball history book. Our local favorites did OK: Marcin Rozpedski (The Lakes CC) and Morgan Evans (Shadow Mountain CC) got Gold in the Men’s Doubles Age 30 Group, and Evans got Bronze in the Mixed 30s; Barbara Wintroup (organizer of our inter-club league) got Gold in the Women’s Doubles Age 70 Group, Gold in the Women’s Singles 70 Age Group and Silver in the Mixed 70s. When we get the results of the Men’s Pro Singles, we’ll let you know, send congrats to all, and post any available videos of their play.
In the mean time, here’s a look at the BIG, BIG pickleball facility in Naples, Florida, that accommodated the 800 participants in this first Open (click on the URL at the bottom of this page to access the video).
The Open Play here at IRCC this week remains much the same as last week, with the addition of an “Advanced Player” hour (3pm on Wednesday) where we ‘ll be trying out a new way to rate competitive players to see if it something that’ll work here at IRCC. Otherwise, all are invited to come down for open play times:
Monday @ 4-6pm
Wednesday @ 4-6pm
Thursday @ 5:30-7pm
Saturday @ 3-5pm
Let all know when we can expect you on the courts this week with a “Comment” below.
Your Dinking Committee