Annual board election

The election for two current and three new board positions is going on now, and will continue through midnight on Nov. 30.

To cast your vote, go to your Park City home page on LivePickleball.com and click on the yellow banner at the top of the page.

The club members who have accepted their nominations to run for office are:

President: Joe Plomin

Secretary: Doris Schmidt

Organized Play Director: John Draheim

Social Director: Elaine Murray

Tournament Director: Greg Leitzke

Halloween spirit

Photos by Linda Belgiano

Costumed players showed off their trick shots and enjoyed potluck treats at Park City Pickleball Club’s third annual Halloween Party.

The event was held from 5 to 9 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 29 at the Park City MARC, and featured social play among all levels on the indoor courts and in the bubble.

Annual meeting

Upscale ambiance and a fun vibe will make Park City Pickleball Club’s annual meeting unusually festive this year. That’s because the event will be held at the Star Bar in downtown Park City, from 6 to 9 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 22. Appetizers will be served, a cash bar will be available, and up to 300 club members will be on hand to socialize and enjoy the evening.

The brief meeting will include an overview of the past year’s activities, as well as plans for the coming year. The agenda also features a call for nominations for club president, secretary, and several new board positions. There will be reports on indoor play schedules, court development, and the social and tournament calendars. Cost for the event is $20 per person. To sign up, go to LivePickleball.com.

Jim Jones Fall Classic

Photos by Randy Weatherly

Over 100 club members participated in the Jim Jones Fall Classic Tournament on Sunday, Sept. 18 at the Park City MARC. It was the first Park City Pickleball Club event to be organized using the Dynamic Universal Pickleball Rating (DUPR) system.
Winners are listed below. For a spreadsheet showing individual game and pool results, click here.

DUPR 5.5
Gold – Zachary Richter and Kathy Richter
Silver – Liz Winter and Dan Lundgren
Bronze – Sue and John Gleason

DUPR 6.5
Gold – Jon and Petra Wells
Silver – William Milligan and Nick Lipoma
Bronze – Ron and Jeff Coleman

DUPR 7.5
Gold – Greg Stephens and Randi Stephens
Silver – John Draheim and Tiki Tskaris
Bronze – Craig Sherman and Jen Infurchia

DUPR 8.5
Gold – Sven Alwerud and Jody Whitesides
Silver – Cal Regan and Stuart Summers
Bronze – Cole Lee and Krishna Ramacha

Tournament champs

Photos by Randy Weatherly

{To view and download the original photo files, click here]

The Second Annual Park City Summer Classic Pickleball Tournament welcomed over 270 players to Willow Creek Park on Aug. 4, 5 and 6. The event was run by dozens of volunteers and supported by sponsors including Keller Williams Real Estate, Switchback Sports, Athleta, SKAL Pickleball, Jolt, American Family Insurance and Staples.

Medal winners were:

Women’s Doubles

4.0, 4.5, 5.0, all ages: Kim Stebbins and Tracey Swenson (gold); Tia Cottey and Holly Badger Deem (silver); Jennifer Lansky and Tish Roe (bronze)

2.5, all ages: Karen E. Greer and Laura O’Connell (gold); Kate Heddleston and Andrea Solum (silver); Debbie King and Sherilyn Selz (bronze)

3.0, ages 35+ and 50+: Sara Sanchez-Bair and Emily Pepito Fowler (gold); Laurie Liddell and Celeste Buchanan (silver); Betsy Wright and Jess Moran (bronze)

3.0, age 60+: Lyn Nadel and Kyle Marie Draheim (gold); Karen Marshall and Natalie Keller (silver); Camille Deloach and Elise Murdock (bronze)

3.5, ages 12+ and 35+: Trish Harbers and Taren Stinebrickner Kauffman (gold); Christine Decaria and Lauren Sibley (silver); Jodi Berris and Jennifer Schwam (bronze)

3.5, ages 50+ and 60+: Becky Schlappi and Julie Snell (gold); Lisa Silver and Tracy Patton (silver); Doris Schmidt and Michele Henry-Lawler (bronze)

Mixed Doubles

3.0, ages 60+ and 70+: Marisa Silva and Bob Miller (gold); Terry Matyszczyk and Tony Matyszczyk (silver); Linda Hood and Jerry White (bronze)

4.5 and 5.0, all ages: Deserea Dunn and Nicholas Peterson (gold); Tracey Swenson and Jeff Farber (silver); Debra Jean Baptiste and The Unicorn Jean Baptiste (bronze)

3.0, ages 12+ and 35+: Emily Pepito Fowler and Rick Fowler (gold); Sara Sanchez-Bair and Randy Goodson (silver); Betsy Wright and Clayton Wright (bronze)

3.0, age 50+: Tracy McGarry and Shawn McGarry (gold); Laura Freeman and Mark Freeman (silver); Rina Solomon and Scott Young (bronze)

3.5, ages 12+ and 35+: Karen Alwerud and Sven Alwerud (gold); Randi Stephens and Greg Stephens (silver); Ann McKay and Jeremy Pack (bronze)

3.5, age 50+: Kat Martz and Stuart Summers (gold); Staci Dahl and Frank Fernandez (silver); Melissa Allen and David Kottler (bronze)

3.5, age 60+: Becky Schlappi and Scott Schlappi (gold); Tish Roe and Craig Sherman (silver); Katie Willette and Randy Campbell (bronze)

4.0, ages 12+ and 35+: Taren Stinebrickner Kauffman and Patrick Schmitt (gold); Tracy Wilcox and Dave Wilcox (silver); Karlie Badger and Huy Vu (bronze)

4.0, age 50+: Kim Stebbins and John Phillips (gold); Mary Regan and Cal Regan (silver); Jennifer Lansky and Steve Tamparo (bronze)

4.0., age 60+: Tia Cottey and Franco DeSantis (gold); Kathy Aiken and Joe Plomin (silver); Lisa Parker and Jamie McCaffery (bronze)

Men’s Doubles

3.5, ages 12+ and 35+: David Taylor and Cody Bowen (gold); Zane Till and Ted Diven (silver); Jeremy Pack and Matty Patterson (bronze)

4.0, age 12+: Derek Squire and Gavin Squire (gold); Krishna Ramachandran and Jordan Lingle (silver); Dalton Gackle and James Rickards (bronze)

3.0, ages 12+, 35+ and 50+: Zack Wilcox and Matthew Wilcox (gold); Jon Armstrong and Kevin Brodwick (silver); William Milligan and Nick Lipoma (bronze)

3.0, age 60+: Elton Reid and John Draheim (gold); Tony Matyszczyk and Chuck Kelly (silver); Stephen Guttenberg and Stephen Stebbins (bronze)

3.5, age 50+: Frank Fernandez and Shawn McGarry (gold); Teddy Hollander and Stuart Summers (silver); Mark Finestone and Ryan Miller (bronze)

3.5, ages 60+ and 70+: Thomas Davin and Jeff Plowman (gold); Craig Sherman and Steve Parker (silver); Ron Runia and Scott Runia (bronze)

4.0, ages 50+, 60+ and 70+: Travis Nokes and Mark Eisenhut (gold); Joe Plomin and Jame Donovan (silver); El Guapo Del Vecchio and John Phillips (bronze)

4.5 and 5.0, all ages: Paul Davis and Doc Halliday (gold); Jody Whitesides and Cal Regan (silver); Tom Pryor and Chandler Simkins (bronze)

4.0, age 35+: Nick Allardice and Patrick Schmitt (gold);  Marc Gibson and Mathew Harper (silver); Dave Wilcox and Jim Johnson (bronze)

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.