One of the fun and exciting aspects of pickleball is the variation of play available! Most players began their pickleball experience in a setting most call "recreation play." Additionally, there is league and tournament play.
In 2012, the first East Valley Interclub League (EVIL) was formed starting out as a men’s league with teams from Ahwatukee (ARC), Sun Lakes Cottonwood, Sun Lakes IronOaks, Solera and Trilogy. The league was very successful and in 2019, a core group of that leadership formed what is known as APPL, Arizona Pickleball Players League. Read more about their story here: Arizona Pickleball Players League
IronOaks has had several EVIL teams in past years and many of our players have participated in the RAPPL leagues in 2020 and 2021.
For the 2021/2022 season, it is our hope that many players
will want to be a part of the APPL league, either playing on
EVIL or RAPPL teams. For information, you can contact
Additionally, there is information on the APPL website.
Teams will begin forming in September
and league play begin January 2022.