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2019 Tournament Winners

The community of IronOaks is well represented in tournaments across AZ and the US. Our congratulations to all our winners!

Tom Dawson and Steve Smitham, both from IronOaks, won the Silver medal 4.5 division, 70+ Men's Doubles at the Sun City Marinette Center Tournament, Jan. 29, 2019

Mission Royale Tournament Jan 26, 2019

Mens 3.5 Doubles
Silver Medal Winners are IronOaks residents
Mike Kovalchik and Brian Kretschman

If a ball in play hits you before it bounces on the court, it is a fault against you. If a ball bounces anywhere on the court and then hits you, it is a fault against you. If a ball is speeding high out of bounds and it hits you even when you are out of bounds, it is a...

October 22, 2017

A simple explanation is “…contact with the ball is made below waist level.  The paddle face cannot be above the wrist. The paddle must come through in an upward arc.”

October 8, 2017

Ready Position: At the point where your opponent is about to hit the ball, you should be in a ready position. Additional strategy tips include the Serve, the Return of Serve, and Patience.

October 8, 2017

Patience is a big part of the “dink” game. So if your opponent does not dink very well dinking would be a good strategy. On the other hand, if they have trouble with a hard hit ground stroke and return it high then bring on the hard shot so you can finish the point.

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Article written by Rusty Howes – Pickleball Magazine – March/April 2018

“…learn from the pros who have won multiple gold medals in tournament play!  …I...

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