Huntsville Pickleball Tournament – Thanks.

Thank you to everyone who participated in  and assisted with the Huntsville Pickleball tournament on December 3rd.

Congratulations to the following  1st place winners in each division:

Recreational Division – Robin Hodges and Patrick DeSantis

Mixed Doubles Division – Beth and Ken McCullough

Men’s Division – Maurice Long and Karl (KK) Kennemore 

A special thanks to the director and assistant director of the tournament, Cathy Maner and Elaine Fisher.   Ladies you did a wonderful job.

Also thanks to those who assisted with the Christmas party. 

The food at the Christmas party was delicious and everyone enjoyed visiting, and listening to the music.

A special thanks to Al Yancey and the band members. The music was an extra treat.  

Merry Christmas to Everyone,

Sheila

Schedule changes, Congratulations & more.

Two schedule changes

Saturday play at Max Luther is over for the summer.  The other four playing times at Max Luther during the week continue as scheduled.  We expect Saturday Pickleball to resume there this fall.

Monday, May 25th all locations will be closed in observance of Memorial Day.

A big “Thank You” to Bill Payne and Jim Montague

Bill and Jim lead a very successful Tournament where 40 of our members participated in a double elimination three division tournament.  We also had more than 30 spectators on the bleachers including family, friends, newer Pickleball players and potential players.

Congratulations to the winners of our Spring Tournament

Division 1   Peggy Montague and Kay Heckman

Division 2   Lee Harris and Corbin Warfel

Division 3   Jack Wright and Steven Weckwarth

A tip from the “Pro” (no, not me)
Take Care of Your Paddle

Taking good care of your paddle will extend its life. Here are some tips …

  • Do not slap the net, your leg or any other surface with the paddle.
  • Try not to take “divots” by scraping the ground. This action will eventually cause breakage at the “neck” of your paddle. Just look at your edge guard at the top of the paddle. It will tell you if you take too many “divots.”
  • Do not slap the edge of paddle on the ground.

These are sure ways of breaking the paddle at the neck. And it doesn’t happen instantaneously. It usually happens after you have hit an overhead or a hard smash at the net. Why? Because the culmination of all the misuse results in weakening the neck of the paddle.

You know who you are…

Members Only

Have you checked out the Members Only section of the Huntsville Pickleball Club web site; http://www.pickleball-huntsville.com.  When you get a chance… sign-up, log on, stay informed and share your information.

From your friends @ USAPA and IFP

Rule Revision:  April 20, 2015

3.O. Non-Volley Zone. The section of court adjacent to the net in which you cannot volley the ball. It includes all lines surrounding the zone. The NVZ is only two dimensional and does not rise above the court surface.

6.D.1. Players will call the lines on their side of the court (excluding the non-volley line on a serve i.e., short serve, if being called by a referee).

6.D.5. No player should question an opponent’s call unless asked (except that player may appeal a call to the referee in an officiated match). A player should ask the opponent’s opinion if the opponent was in a better position to see the call. An opponent’s opinion, if requested,  shall be accepted. The opinion of a player looking down the line is more likely to be accurate than one looking across the line.

9.A. The non-volley zone is the area of the court (not the space above it) bounded by the two sidelines, the non-volley line, and the net. The non-volley line and the sidelines are included in the non-volley zone.

9.G. For non-officiated play, non-volley zone faults may be called by any player on either team.

Happy Birthday

The big “50” coming up soon.

See you all on the courts.

Gary

Pickleball match in Chattanooga.

Congratulations to those Huntsville pickleball players who participated in a match against Chattanooga on Sunday, Oct. 27th.  Eight women and five men participated in Doubles and Mixed Doubles. Although we did not win the competition, we did win 14 matches!  Three players from Nashville joined our team and helped us have a great day. Future matches are planned with Nashville and Loudon, Tenn.