If you’re planning to take in the pickleball National Championships at the Tennis Gardens next week, you’ll be greeted by the dog, Pickles, for whom the game is named.
A group of Indian Ridge folks will be there on Thursday and Saturday checking out the play on the outer 40 courts (no charge). And a number of them have purchased seats those days in Stadium 3 to watch the pro semi and final medal matches ( $10-50 per seat), with intermittent forays to eat, drink and enjoy some music together. There’s a $10 parking fee and Stadium 3 seats can be purchased at its entry points. So, if you want to see great pickleball played, it’s your chance. Here’s the pickleball tournament link where you can check the schedule of play and then the results after those matches (need to page down to the tournament start on 11/2): Go to Pickleballtournaments.com
Oh, and you should know that we have some Indian Ridgers playing in the Nationals:
Nancy Shewfelt (women’s doubles and mixed), Jim Gilford & Beth Keno (mixed doubles) and Rod Smith (men’s singles and doubles, 85+).