Monday, September 19, 2016

Maui's First Pickleball Ambassador

A big welcome to Maui's first Pickleball Ambassador, Todd Richter. Todd works for the County of Maui and has been instrumental, in the past few months, in setting up a number of pickleball venues on the island. Looking forward to Todd's continued efforts to grow the game on the Valley Isle.

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

National Pickleball Champion Scott Moore

Eighty-eight Kauai pickelball enthusiasts were treated to a free clinic at the Kalaheo Neighborhood Center on March 20, 2016.  The clinic was given by visitor Scott Moore, the reigning No. 1 senior  pickleball player in the world.  Scott shared his expertise, letting players know, among other bits of advice, that "for every hour you play you should also drill for an hour."  Scott is pictured with his wife Susan in the group photo(second row--center).  For more info on Kauai Pickleball:

Friday, March 11, 2016

Senior Olympics Pickleball Begins

Tonight's reception/potluck kicked off the official start of the Senior Olympics Pickleball Tournament on Kauai. 95 people were in attendance and all enjoyed food prepared by our local pickleball 'ohana (family). Entries were limited to the first 100 players. 64 are from off island. Furthest participant...The Villages in Florida. California led all participants from out of state. This tournament is a qualifier for the National Senior Games in 2017. Play starts tomorrow thru Sunday. Aloha to all our friends playing this wonderful game.

Reception/Potluck At The Kalaheo Neighborhood Center

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Getting Ready For Pickleball In Paradise

Finalizing everything for the Aloha State Games Senior Olympics Doubles Pickleball Tournament next weekend (3/11-3/13) on Kauai. Lots of fun work. Our pickleball ohana is ready for their volunteer assignments. 80 teams will be playing for fun....and hardware. This tournament is a qualifier for the National Senior Games.

Saturday, February 27, 2016

Kauai's First Pickleball Tournament A Success

Just completed our first ever Pickleball tournament on Kauai. It was a round robin tournament with eight teams each in an 'A' and 'B' bracket. Tourney was a precursor to our Aloha State Games Senior Olympics Pickleball tournament to be held in two weeks. Wanted to give our players a chance to referee matches so they could prepare for the upcoming sanctioned Senior Games.  Fun pickleball day that was followed by a wonderful pot luck luncheon.

Center: Gold-Victor and Sara Betancourt; Left-Silver-Fran Graziano and Tiffany Rae; Right: Bronze-Lucia and Ray Bartels

Center: Gold-Carol Surrat and Wendell Condon; Left-Bronze-David and Theresa Della Lana (daughter Nohea); Right: Silver-Janet Nathanson and Phil Eliana