News and more news……

The Desert Pickleball League kicked off its first matches yesterday with mixed results for our IRCC teams. The Men’s team struggled in winning only one match in four against a good Indian Palms CC team. However, the Women’s team, captained by Kim Boestam and Andrea Rufkin, swept all four of their matches against that same club. So, congrats go to these ladies “who took it to them:” Susan Bogan, Mary Stoltzman (who is from Palm Valley), Beth Keno, Sue van Geel, MJ Chapman, Lorie Yavorsky, Andrea Rifkin, and Kim Boestam.

We’ll continue to report League results as the season goes onward. But League play on Thursday afternoon at 1pm raises a question of how many of our members will be playing later on Thursdays in our 4pm Open Play time. One thought is to stay with our Tuesday 4pm Open Play time, but move the Thursday 4pm time to Friday at 4pm. Of course, our weekend Open Play on Saturdays and Sundays at 9am would remain the same. If you have any thoughts about this, please comment below.

Oh, recall that we have some “refugees” from closed-down Freedom Park coming this Sunday for our Open Play time. Please do our Statue of Liberty thing and warmly welcome these wandering pickleballers (they’re good players, too).