Last chance and last chance…


There’s pickleball supreme next door at The Lakes CC this weekend. It starts tomorrow with pro singles the highlight (remember our former pro, Marcin Rozpedski’s the national champ) and then pro mixed doubles on Saturday and pro men’s and women’s  doubles on Sunday (along with little known, but IRCC’s own, Smith and Yeaton in the amatuers).  It’s the last chance to see top pro pickleball in the Desert this season.

It’s also the last chance to leave a donation check in the envelope at the Tennis Center desk for the Making a Difference program of scholarships for our employees’ kids, from we pickleballers, as discussed below.

Indian Ridge has a rich history as a CV club that is very active in charitable giving.  We have an opportunity as a close knit community to demonstrate our appreciation to the people that have actively enhanced and maintained our facility, perhaps now the best club pickleball venue in the Valley.  We are hoping that members or the pickleball community will make a donation LARGE OR SMALL, that we will present to the Scholarship Program as a single “IR PICKLEBALL COMMUNITY” donation.  Please do not confuse this with donations for the events many of you have so generously made to attend the Weekend events in April.

 The Scholarship Fund is an extremely meaningful way to thank our employees for their loyal service to us and in many cases provides an opportunity to a young person to attend college who would otherwise not have the ability to do so. If you read some of the thank you letters on the Scholarship Fund web site (, you will see how important this financial help is to these deserving young people.

 The fitness desk staff will be accepting donations for the Fund.  Please make your checks out to Desert Community Foundation, which is the low-cost, non-profit organization that administers the funds and works with the students.  The website contains information about DCF should you have any questions, or feel free to contact David Garfinkel at 516 528-1453, or

Thanks to All