Well, there’s lots of news as the season opens:
- the initial season of the Desert Pickleball League is in the organizational phase, with Indian Ridge planning to field a Men’s Doubles team (Dean Wiese and Clark Shewfelt as Co-Captains), a Women’s Doubles Team (Kim Boestam and Andrea Rifkin as Co-Captains), and two Mixed Doubles Teams (MJ Chapman and Sue Van Geel as Co-Captains). Starting in January, Men’s and Women’s teams play on Thursdays at 1pm and Mixed Doubles plays on Sundays at 1pm;
- the Desert Inter-club league also starts in January with matches scheduled every two weeks between a dozen or so clubs, with play likely to be on Saturday mornings or Tuesday late afternoons (Rod & Nancy Smith are Indian Ridge’s coordinaters);
- Open Play will continue this month at the scheduled times: Saturday & Sundays at 9-11am and Tuesdays & Thursdays at 4-6pm.
So, we Indian Ridge pickleballers have got to get our games ready for all these matches. We’ll be organizing some drills and maybe a clinic or two to help out in this regard. Stay tuned for what and when.
Oh, in the interim, we’ll include here some helpful tips on solving some of the perplexing problems pickleball presents. The link below discusses a few of these that players have complain about. Lend an hear by clicking on the link.