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 / Mixed
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 / Men’s / Women’s / Mixed
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.

Tournament’s a hit

The people at Basin Recreation realized how fast the sport of pickleball is growing in Park City, so they got some help from the newly formed Park City Pickleball Club to present a new event: the Basin Blizzard Classic Pickleball Tournament.

The club wanted the tournament to include and encourage all levels and abilities, beginner through advanced. 

The event, a round robin-style tournament, took place Dec. 13, 14 and 15 at Basin Recreation. More than 65 teams participated in categories including men’s doubles, women’s doubles and mixed doubles, in skill levels from 2.5 to 4.0. Players came from Park City, of course, but also from Heber City, Kamas, Ogden and Spanish Fork.

Much of the event’s success can be credited to the spirit and energy brought by Park City Pickleball Club’s team of volunteers.
The teams that finished first, second and third in each category and ability level were awarded specially designed Blue Basin Blizzard medals.