Summer Classic

There is still time to register for the Park City Pickleball Club’s Summer Classic Pickleball Tournament, to be held Thursday, Aug. 4 through Saturday, Aug. 6 at Willow Creek Park.

The sanctioned tournament will be open to club members and visitors. Women’s doubles will be played on Aug. 4, mixed doubles on Aug. 5 and men’s doubles on Aug. 6.

For further information and to register, visit pickleballtournaments.com.

Memorial Day medal winners

Photos by Randy Weatherly, Linda Belgiano and Carol Wexler

An event that proved worth the wait, Park City Pickleball Club’s Memorial Day Tournament was held Sunday, June 5 at the Park City MARC. The tournament had been postponed a week because of bad weather.

Almost 100 PCPC members competed in men’s and women’s doubles skill groups, while volunteers kept the games running smoothly.

Medal winners were:

Men’s Doubles 3.5/3.0 overall
Gold – Jim Jones and Matt Patterson
Silver – Mark Frisch and Peter Murray
Bronze – Brian Bender and Craig Sherman

Men’s Doubles 3.0
Gold – Jon Armstrong and David Enberg

Men’s Doubles 5.0/4.5 overall
Gold – Dave Hall and Jeff Farber
Silver – Greg Leitzke and Paul Targosz
Bronze – Frank Matamoros and Bill Beckman

Men’s Doubles 5.0
Gold – Dave Hall and Jeff Farber

Men’s Doubles 4.5
Gold – Greg Leitzke and Paul Targosz
Silver – Frank Matamoros and Bill Beckman
Bronze – Cal Regan and Josh Parry

Men’s Doubles 4.0
Gold – John Phillips and Jeff Beal
Silver – Cedric Henley and Jame Donovan
Bronze – Thomas Smart and Mark Del Vecchio

Women’s Doubles 5.0/4.5/4.0/3.5
Gold – Tia Cottey and Holly Badger Deem
Silver – Stephanie Donovan and Sherie Henley
Bronze – Debbie Matamoros and Jennifer Lansky

Women’s Doubles 2.5
Gold – Trish Dunne and Bin Mastin
Silver – Valerie Robinson and Fiora Dal Canto
Bronze – Kathy Leitzke and Holley Hendrix

Women’s Doubles 3.0
Gold – Lauri Koress and Karen Sawyer
Silver – Trish Harbers and Connie Barnhart
Bronze – Lea McDill and Sally Coon

 

Survey: action required

The Park City Pickleball Club has been working closely with the MARC on both indoor and outdoor court development. Park City Recreation is convinced we need dedicated indoor courts and an additional outdoor court complex. It is seeking funding to build six dedicated indoor courts at the MARC and a new complex at Quinn’s Junction.

As part of that process, Park City Recreation is conducting a survey to help prioritize the need for more pickleball facilities among other recreational offerings. The goal of the survey is to capture the “voice of the community” for City Council.

It is critical that the Park City pickleball community complete this survey. Please have each member of your household complete it, and pass it along to any friends and family members who are interested in more pickleball options in Park City.

To access the survey, click HERE.

Sign up for tournament

Don’t let the name fool you – Park City Pickleball Club’s Memorial Day Tournament will actually be held on June 5, so there’s still time to sign up.

The members-only event was originally planned for May 30, but postponed because of bad weather. To register to play on June 5, go to pickleballtournaments.com.

The event will feature men’s and women’s doubles in a round-robin format, with women starting at 8 a.m. and men at 1 p.m. There will also be singles and doubles events for juniors.

Players who registered for the original date and now plan to play on June 5 do not have to do anything. Teams that registered for the original date and cannot play on June 5 can contact Debbie Matamoros to receive a refund after June 5.

For questions, contact Tournament Director Suzy Honigman at suzyhonigman@gmail.com.

March Madness social

photos by Randy Weatherly and Linda Belgiano

Open-play pickleball, tables of treats and a visit from Park City Council member Jeremy Rubell were all part of Park City Pickleball Club’s March Madness social. The event, which drew around 100 members, was held Saturday, March 26 from 5 to 9 p.m. at the Park City MARC.

March Madness Pickleball

March Madness: It’s not just for college basketball. It’s also the theme of the Park City Pickleball Club social planned for Saturday, March 26 from 5 to 9 p.m. at the Park City MARC.

Show your spirit by wearing your favorite basketball team’s colors, or just wear green.

Come ready to play pickleball in the bubble and on the indoor courts, with all levels mixing it up in an open-play format. There will also be designated beginner and advanced courts.

Participants are asked to bring a dish to share for the potluck buffet.

The cost of the event is $10, with online registration available through the MARC’s Program Registration portal. Payment will also be accepted at the front desk on March 26. As with all PCPC events, this will be run by volunteers. If you’d like to pitch in, sign up here or contact Elaine Murray at 435-659-9066.

Volunteers show up for Showdown

Volunteers are the secret of Park City Pickleball Club’s success.

That was proven again on Feb. 19 and 20, when the club held its Winter Showdown tournament at the Park City MARC. From setting up the courts to tabulating scores, directing players, replenishing snacks, managing events and cleaning up, it was volunteers who kept this successful tournament running.

Over 130 players competed in men’s and women’s doubles on Feb. 19 and mixed doubles on Feb. 20.

Medal winners were:

Men’s Doubles 3.5, 3.0
Gold – Tim Boggess and Cody Dale
Silver – Spencer Hall and Neal Chipping
Bronze – Clay Fletcher and Byron Noel

Men’s Doubles 4.0
Gold – Jack Mueller and Cal Regan
Silver – Robert Macdonald and Josh Parry
Bronze – Coy Barnson and Tim Learned

Men’s Doubles 4.5
Gold – Frank Matamoros and Dave Hall
Silver – Kauvaka (Vaka) Ahoia and Jordan Tapu
Bronze – Tanner Hinrichs and Griffin Heider

Women’s Doubles 3.0
Gold – Elise Jackson and McKensie Cragun
Silver – Christine Decaria and Lauren Sibley
Bronze – Brooklyn Thrailkill and Jaiden Farr

Women’s Doubles 4.0, 3.5
Gold – Ashley Miyazaki and Sierra Krebsbach
Silver – Emily Brown and Kate Matthews
Bronze – Jennifer Lansky and Bridget Chiazzese

Mixed Doubles 3.0
Gold – Melissa Allen and Bill O’Brien
Silver – Jill Garner and Corey King
Bronze – Brandi Blount and Ryan Isber

Mixed Doubles 3.5
Gold – Sherie Henley and Brian Bender
Silver – Bridget Chiazzese and Richard Wagner
Bronze – Michelle Wheeler and David Kottler

Mixed Doubles 4.0
Gold – Ashley Miyazaki and AJ Miyazaki
Silver – Sierra Krebsbach and Chris Arena
Bronze – Mary Regan and Cal Regan

Mixed Doubles 4.5
Gold – Valerie Yeoman and Frank Matamoros
Silver – Kim Corrigan and Jimmy Miller
Bronze – Marlo Dwelle and Sir Paul Douglass

Tournament time

Photo by Carol Wexler

Final preparations are underway for the Park City Winter Showdown, to be held this weekend at Park City MARC.
Over 130 players from throughout Utah and several other states have signed up for the tournament, which is sponsored by Park City Pickleball Club.
The action starts at 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 19, with men’s and women’s doubles. Mixed-doubles teams will take the courts at 1 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 20.

PC Pickleball Club on TV

Park City Television

Check out Park City Pickleball Club President Greg Leitzke’s recent appearance on Park City Television. In an interview with PCTV Mountain Connections Host Christine Napier, Leitzke discusses the club’s growth, the need for more courts and the proposed pickleball-related changes to the city’s Land Management Code.