SLPCIO Upcoming Events
2019-2020 EVENT SCHEDULE: We are currently in the process of planning of our events for the approaching winter season. Please check back soon.
Wearing of the Green
IronOaks Ratings Clinics
The IronOaks Rating Committee is currently conducting rating clinics for new players or new members to IronOaks, as well as for those wishing to move up in their level of play. We have changed from Alpha to Numeric and following USAPA ratings of :
A = 4.0 & higher
B+ = 3.5
B = 3.0
C = 2.5
D & D+ = 2.0 & lower
To play organized, prime time play, you must have a USAPA rating or a rating through the rating committee of IronOaks.
If you need to be rated, please contact Chris Hall at the IronOaks Fitness Center.
Your Sun Lakes Pickleball Club IronOaks membership entitles you to FREE clinics to help you improve your game. The following is a list of clinics currently being offered. Classes may already be full so please contact Jim Berney at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 480-883-6250.
Jan. 26th. 2.0 Clinic
Feb. 1-2 Pro Clinic with Helle Sparre
Feb. 5th 2.0 Clinic
Feb. 8th - Ball Machine Drills
Feb. 11th 2.5-3.0 Clinic
Feb. 21st 2.0 Clinic
Feb. 26th 2.5-3.0 Clinic
Feb. 28th Ball Machine Drills
Past Events Archive
2019 Pickleball Rodeo
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.
Thank you to Pat and Sue O'Connell for their organization of this event and to all the volunteers who make our events possible!
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:
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!
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