The FUN club for
your best days!
above: 2017 East Valley Inter-club League Mixed Doubles Champions A Division
Have triple digit temps got your attention?
Let's turn our focus to the good news instead! Our court construction has finally begun and we can begin to see our eight new pickleball courts taking shape! Construction, bearing any major weather or other delays, should be completed around early November (estimated!).
Welcome to our website! Whether you are a seasoned “pro,” a new player,
or just someone wanting to find out what all the excitement is about, we
hope you find our content meaningful and informative.
The Sun Lakes Pickleball Club IronOaks (SLPCIO) is a great group of individuals
committed to the sport of Pickleball. We enjoy playing in organized groups,
helping others find techniques to improve their game, and promoting fun
events and socials for all to participate in.
The Club is open to any resident of IronOaks for membership with a small yearly fee, which is a separate fee from the Racquet Center fee. We hope everyone playing pickleball at IronOaks will become members of our club. There are challenges we face in obtaining additional courts; however, we have a very dedicated group of players committed to this endeavor.
Look around our site and if you have any questions or comments, please
feel free to contact us. We would love to hear from you!
Play for FUN, play for exercise, play for the social interactions, but most
importantly, get out there and PLAY!!
The Fastest-Growing Paddle Sport in America!
Featured Events: Most of our winter players are away for the summer months so there are no scheduled events. Check back in late October.
This group of men have been playing together every Saturday morning for a number of years.
Do you have a group you are connected with? It builds camaraderie, helps develop your game, and results in a lot of good times! Get a group of friends and play together over the summer and share your stories with us!
The Sun Lakes Pickleball Club IronOaks (SLPCIO) will promote programs that encourage participation in pickleball at all skill levels in accordance with the rules and standards of the USA Pickleball Association (USAPA) and the International Federation of Pickleball (IFP). The Club will provide active pickleball programs that include organized play, social play, league play, tournaments, intra-club events and inter-club events. The Club will promote fellowship and good sportsmanship among all members, and will provide activities for the enjoyment of all members. All IronOaks homeowners are encouraged to become SLPCIO members.
The SLPCIO shall adhere to IronOaks Homeowners Association rules and coordinate effectively with the IronOaks HOA’s Director of Pickleball and Tennis.
What is Pickleball?
It’s an addicting game with a crazy name and once you play it you will surely be hooked!
Pickleball was invented in 1965 on Bainbridge Island, near Seattle, WA., by three fathers who needed a way to channel their kid’s energy and solve the “summertime blues, there’s nothing to do” issue. Joel Pritchard, Bill Bell and Barney McCallum came up with the idea of a game much like tennis or badminton. The game started on an asphalt badminton court and the dads quickly improvised with a wiffle-type ball, wooden rackets that resembled ping-pong paddles, and a lowered net. Read more...