July Members’ Tournament

Games were competitive and clearly fun as more than 120 players converged on the MARC for Park City Pickleball Club’s second annual July Members’ Tournament. The July 5 event began at 8 a.m. and continued until sundown. It drew a record 48 players at the popular 3.5 level alone, and also included the club’s first-ever event for juniors.

Park City Council member Nann Worel gave the opening remarks for the tournament, which was played in a mixed-doubles format.

The July Members’ Tournament was coordinated by Jenny Dorsey and powered by a group of volunteers who arrived early to set up, check in, and tabulate the scores. The group included Rhoda Stauffer, Patti Peters, Lisa Mosher, Carol Hollander, Donna, Trish Harbers, Kathy Leitzke, Pattiann and Girard Andres, Teresa McMillan, Carol Wexler, Kathy Moder, Jay Zorzy, Valerie Schkade, Doris Schmidt, Marie Thrasher, Richard Wells and Michele Henry, and Jennifer Schwam.

Pool captains kept the tournament on track; they included Jody Whitesides, Franco DeSantis, Paul Cassell, and Jim Jones. Jody Whitesides spent the entire day as either a pool captain or referee for the medal rounds.

Karen Halverson-Zorzy donated her time and talent as photographer for the event.

Memorial Day memories

Park City Pickleball Club members came out in force for the annual Memorial Day Tournament, with 100 players and scores of spectators enjoying the action at City Park.

Medal winners were:

Women’s 2.5 –  June Krigman & Arlene Kesluk (gold); Janice Plummer & Barbara Dowie (silver); Shirley Noon & Val Robinson (bronze); Missy Enberg & Laurie Spear (bronze)

Women’s 3.0 – Mia Price & Melissa Price (gold); Isabel Dulfano & Julie Harrison (silver); Christin van Dine & Jess Moran (bronze)

Women’s 3.5 – Karen Cohen & Laurie Lambert (gold); Julie Schleck & Katherine Martz (silver); Lita Hoffman & Jennifer Lansky (bronze)

Women’s 4.0 – Maureen O’Malia & Tracey Swenson (gold); Cathy Turchan & Kirsten Nordstrom (silver); Stephanie Donovan & Chris Lapointe (bronze)

Men’s 2.5 and 3.0 – Jason Owen & Brian Kesluk (gold); Charlie Enberg & David Enberg (silver); Michael Levinthal & Bill Grodnick (bronze)

Men’s 3.5 – Jame Donovan & Colin House (gold); Jim Jones & Rusty Martz (silver); Richard Gottlieb & Randy Weatherly (bronze)

Men’s 4.0+ – Ky Coffey & Alex Neumann (gold); Jody Whitesides & David Hall (silver); Mark DelVecchio & Cal Regan (bronze)

Photos by Carol Wexler and Randy Weatherly

July Mixed Doubles Tournament

Park City Pickleball Club’s second annual July Mixed Doubles Tournament is planned for Monday, July 5 at 8 a.m. at the Park City MARC.

All club members are invited to participate in the event, which will feature mixed-doubles teams in a round-robin format, at skill levels of 2.5, 3.0, 3.5, and 4.0+.

Teams can sign up at LivePickleball.com. Those who sign up as singles will be matched with a partner by organizers.

The registration fee is $25 per club member. Non-members who wish to play must join the club first and then register for the tournament.

All proceeds will benefit the club’s Capital Campaign for a new Park City pickleball complex.

Tournaments: We need your help!

The Park City Pickleball Club has a fun and exciting tournament schedule planned for this summer, and we really need your help to put it all together. Whether you have the organizational skills to run an entire event, or just the willingness to help coordinate small projects, we need you. We can be flexible to make sure your role will fit both your skills and your availability.  

Please send an email to parkcitypickleballclub@gmail.com if you would be willing to help put these tournaments together. We are looking forward to your help.

Here are the details, with tentative dates:
 
Memorial Day 2021 / Club Members Only
Event:  Round Robin / Men’s / Women’s
Date: Sunday, May 30 and Monday, May 31
Time:  8 a.m.-8 p.m.
Location: Willow Creek Park
Cost: TBD / Maybe $30 per person (includes 2 events)
 
Fourth of July 2021 / Club Members Only
Event: Round Robin / Mixed Doubles
Date: Monday, July 5 and Tuesday, July 6
Time: 8 a.m.-8 p.m.
Location: Willow Creek Park
Cost: TBD / Maybe $30 per person (includes 2 events)
 
1st Annual Park City Summer Classic / Open to the Public
Event: Round Robin / Men’s / Women’s / Mixed
Dates: Aug. 12-14
Times: 8 a.m.-8 p.m.
Locations: TBD (Willow Creek and/or MARC)
Cost: TBD / Maybe $40 plus $10 per event
 
Please note the following:

  1. All tournaments, whether club-only or open, will have a fee associated with them.  
  2. Tournaments will have new medals, shirts for all participants, and will be coordinated with the city and/or county to keep the locations centralized and allow for proper completion of events.
  3. The main reason for charging fees for the tournaments is to start raising a capital fund for a new pickleball facility in the next few years. The goal for the August tournament is to raise over $10,000 for the project.

We are looking for many of our club members to help us put these events on. A few of the roles we would need filled are:
Tournament Committee members
Tournament directors
Event coordinators
Court crew
 
All of you have the ability to help us make this happen. Again, if you would be willing to serve on a tournament committee, please send me an email at parkcitypickleballclub@gmail.com. Remember, the goal is to continue to raise funds to build a pickleball complex that will serve our community well for years to come. With everyone’s help, we can make this happen in the near future.
 
Thanks again for all of your support, and we’ll keep you updated as we move forward on these exciting events.
 
Greg Leitzke, President
Park City Pickleball Club

Tournaments planned

The Park City Pickleball Club is planning three tournaments for 2021. While the dates are still tentative, one thing is certain: We’ll need our members’ help to make it happen.
Here’s a quick look at the schedule, which is subject to change:
 
Memorial Day 2021 / Club Members Only
Event:  Round Robin / Men’s / Women’s
Date: Sunday, May 30 and Monday, May 31
Time:  8 a.m.-8 p.m.
Location: Willow Creek Park
Cost: TBD / Maybe $30 per person (includes 2 events)
 
Fourth of July 2021 / Club Members Only
Event: Round Robin / Mixed Doubles
Date: Monday, July 5 and Tuesday, July 6
Time: 8 a.m.-8 p.m.
Location: Willow Creek Park
Cost: TBD / Maybe $30 per person (includes 2 events)
 
1st Annual Park City Summer Classic / Open to the Public
Event: Round Robin / Men’s / Women’s / Mixed
Dates: Aug. 12-14
Times: 8 a.m.-8 p.m.
Locations: TBD (Willow Creek and/or MARC)
Cost: TBD / Maybe $40 plus $10 per event
 
Please note the following:

  1. All tournaments, whether club-only or open, will have a fee associated with them.  
  2. Tournaments will have new medals, shirts for all participants, and will be coordinated with the city and/or county to keep the locations centralized and allow for proper completion of events.
  3. The main reason for charging fees for the tournaments is to start raising a capital fund for a new pickleball facility in the next few years. The goal for the August tournament is to raise over $10,000 for the project.

We are looking for many of our club members to help us put these events on. A few of the roles we would need filled are:
Tournament Committee members
Tournament directors
Event coordinators
Court crew
 
All of you have the ability to help us make this happen.  If you would be willing to help out and serve on a committee to start putting these items together, please send me an email at parkcitypickleballclub@gmail.com. Remember, the goal is to continue to raise funds to build a pickleball complex that will serve our community well for years to come. With everyone’s help, we can make this happen in the near future.
 
Thanks again for all of your support, and we’ll keep you updated as we move forward on these exciting events.
 
Greg Leitzke, President
Park City Pickleball Club

Mini round robin

Park City Pickleball Club members with skill levels from 2.5 to 3.5 are invited to play in a Mini Round Robin tournament on Sunday, March 29 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Basin Recreation.

Participants will be grouped by skill level, and will play each game with a different partner and against a different pair of opponents.

Prizes will be awarded to first, second and third-place winners at each skill level.

Cost is $10. The tournament will be capped at 15 players.

To reserve your spot, RSVP: Venmo@PCPickleballClub.

If you have any questions, text Debbie at 310-850-9554.