Attention all Pickleball fans! It's that time again. The City Of Charlottesville Parks and Recreation will be offering its third "Intro To Pickleball" course, MONDAY nights, JUNE 13 through AUGUST 8 from 5:30 to 6:30 at Key Recreation Center.
Do you have a friend, family member, or co-worker you'd like to see enjoy the sport of Pickleball? Now is the time to have them sign up for this introduction class! Registration is for a limited time, and class size is restricted to 12 members. The instructor will be Jim Ross. Call 434-970-3260 to sign up, or click on the link below for more details.
Activity number: 360216
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We have been working with the City and the County regarding the Darden Towe Tennis Courts rehab. This Capital Improvement Project has been funded and is in the planning/design phase with a current schedule for substantial completion by the second quarter of 2016. While it was originally thought that the design had been vetted and approved, this is not the case because the tennis community did not feel they had been given a proper chance to participate in the process. As a result, the project has undergone considerable scrutiny by the tennis community over the last few weeks. Albemarle County planning engineers have drafted 3 options currently, all of which include pickleball courts as part of the rehabilitation project. Some members of the tennis community have expressed the opinion that tennis and pickleball cannot cohabitate in the same facility, a complaint that has been generated many times over the years and across the country as communities go through the process of establishing pickleball facilities. Ultimately, in most cases the end result is that tennis and pickleball can and do cohabitate quite nicely.
The City and County are committed to finding a way to address the needs of both the tennis and pickleball groups. The Central Virginia Pickleball Club is continuing to work with the City and the County on the rehabilitation project and to represent the interests of the pickleball community. This project, and the process of working with all of the parties involved to a successful and positive conclusion is a prime example of why we needed a Club and how, working together as a cohesive group, we can have a voice and be heard. There is power in numbers. To that end, we would like to invite you to sign a petition, which is really a show of support to the City and County for the addition of pickleball courts to the Darden Towe tennis courts rehabilitation project. You may sign the petition at:
Jimmy Ritchie is looking for a strong 4.0 or 4.5 men's partner for the upcoming Center of the Universe Tournament (Feb 14 is date for men's) - please contact him directly at email@example.com
From Pickleball Mike, Tournament Organizer:
There are still plenty of spots open for the Pickleball Tournament at the Center of the Universe. Here is a quick rundown of what we need to flesh out some brackets. I need 70+ female players for mixed doubles. I need 70+ female players for 70+ women's doubles. I need women's doubles 4.5 skill level players.I also need men's doubles 3.0 players. I need men and women for the beginner brackets 1.0 and 2.0. I have been asked for years to open up tournaments from beginner to novice players of different ages. Here is their opportunity to play in a tournament with players with the same skill level.
Carlos Alegre is looking for a partner for men's doubles and a partner for mixed doubles for the Center of the Universe Tournament. The mixed doubles will play on Saturday Feb. 13 and the men's doubles will be on Sunday Feb. 14. You can find more information about the tournament here. The deadline for registering is this Saturday, January 23rd.
Please contact Carlos directly at firstname.lastname@example.org