SLPCIO Upcoming Events

Currently, there are no events scheduled due to the summer heat and many of our resident members away.  The committee will be working on scheduling socials and other events beginning in October 2021. Watch for updates! 

An end of season Intermediate fun tournament was held in December 2020. Congrats to the winners:  Bill Gates and Bobbie Reed, Gail Wilder and Suzy Doyle, Glenna Wooderson and Steve Newkirk.

NEW COURTS OPENED JANUARY 2020

IronOaks Pickleball Court complex held its Grand Opening January 2020 and the players have packed the courts ever since. Players have enjoyed Round Robins, Ladder play, Skill level play and open play.  Many players have taken advantage of the ball machine to help hone their skills and improve their play. 

TRAINING CLINICS: Chris Hall, our Club professional will be offering a number of lessons and clinics beginning in September/October.  For private lessons, please contact Chris at 480-317-3655.

Past Events Archive

2019 Pickleball Rodeo
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Thank you to Pat and Sue O'Connell for their organization of this event and to all the volunteers who make our events possible!

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And the winners were:

1st:  Pat Rather, LuAnn O’Brien, Sharon Dankowski and Jan Krueger
2nd:  Bob Harper, Pat Monson, Claudia Farrar and Anne Michals.

Ladies Pickleball Tea Spring 2018

Several of our pickleball ladies were able to gather together for an Afternoon Tea on May 2nd at the Global Tea Mart Tea Room (located on Alma School and Chandler Heights) as a way of ending out the season and saying goodbye to those leaving for the summer.  We learned the history of how afternoon teas came to be, feasted on tea sandwhiches, quiche, scones and delectable dessserts.  As a way of getting to know each other better off the courts, a fun icebreaker game was played with questions such as "what was your most favorite childhood memory" to the silly such as "just how fast do hotcakes sell?"  I will let that sink in for a minute :)  We look forward to another tea in the Fall/Winter with the ladies unable to join us today!  

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Club Championship Social  April 14, 2018

With temperatures this past week ranging from the 90's to a couple of 100 degree days, as well as the spring winds that blew through, we were thankful to have a great day to play!  16 teams signed up to play in a round robin format that included Men's division, Women's, and Mixed Doubles.  A good number of spectators were on hand to cheer for everyone participating.  Thank you to Joann Zapatka for putting together the teams and format, and to Monica Dickens and her faithful team of volunteers that get everything set up, provide food and prizes, and make the event fun for all!

And the Winners were:

Claudia Farrar
Claudia Farrar

with stand-in Monica 1st place Mixed Doubles Level 2

Milt Sharp Mixed Doubles Level 2 1st place with Claudia Farrar

Kim Fliethman and David Bissell
Kim Fliethman and David Bissell

Men's Division

Tibbie Landwher and Beth Ball
Tibbie Landwher and Beth Ball

Women's Division

Scott and Karen Hickman
Scott and Karen Hickman

Mixed Doubles Level 1

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Wearing of the Green Social Event

It was a great day for Pickleball and a bit of Irish fun to boot!  Here's a few

photos from this years event.

 

Holiday Social  December 9, 2017

Club members turned out for fun in the sun with warm Arizona temperatures

to please us!  About 35 members participated in game play with lots of food

to share afterwards.  Winners were:  1st - Judy Dippold with guest partner,

Joel Yoder; 2nd - Connie Harper and John Reed; 3rd - Evonne Jasnic and

Russ Puckett. Check the calendar and make your plans to attend our next social!

Judy and Joel 1st
Judy and Joel 1st
Connie and John 2nd
Connie and John 2nd
Evonne and Russ 3rd
Evonne and Russ 3rd
Group 2
Group 2

Train with the Pro - Laura Fenton Kovanda

Our first Train with the Pro event was a huge success.  We learned a lot about

the strategy of the game and how it should be played.  The hard part will be remembering what we learned and using it during our matches. Hopefully we

will be able to schedule her to come again if her busy schedule allows for it. 

If so, you will want to make sure to signup as you will learn a lot from her clinics!

General Membership Meeting - October 2017

 

Our first meeting of the year was a great success with close to 90 people

in attendance.  The Bylaws were approved, a new Treasurer elected, and information was shared on the Amenities Task Force plan for a "world class recreational facility" which will include pickleball.  

Read the General Meeting Minutes in the Members Only section 

Halloween Social / Team Mixer - October 28, 2017 

Our first Social of the year was a lot of fun!  Thanks to everyone who dressed up in costumes for our entertainment :)  

Winners of the Event were:  ( A/B+ )  Mike Mann; (B) Bob Harper; (C) Janis Gustafson; (D)  Rich Castro         Congratulations! 

 

Photos from the Event: click the gallery below to view