Skyscraper Pickleball

From Lawana Johnson:

Players at the recent Nevada Senior Games were among the first in the country to play skyscraper pickleball. They competed high in the sky at the Las Vegas Plaza Hotel & Casino on 16 beautiful new pickleball courts built on the top of an upper floor of the hotel. Alongside the courts in a huge, 70,000 square foot area is also an olympic size swimming pool and lounge area, including cabanas, hot tub, bar, food, etc. It is one of the first of its kind in the country and likely a precursor to similar new sites that will built on top of skyscrapers as the sport continues to grow in popularity and be recognized for its appeal to its customers by the hotel and entertainment industry.

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Dick & Lawana Johnson stayed at the luxurious hotel and reported it was a very unique experience hitting pickle balls on a roof top surrounded by other skyscrapers. They said it also seemed a bit disconcerting to look over the side and down to the ground far below!

Dick brought home Gold, Silver, and Bronze medals in 75 Mixed Doubles, Mens Doubles, & Singles.

To see what skyscraper pickleball playing is like, view this video.

Homecourt Scheduling + Repairs

hcFrom Tami Leach:

There will be NO pickleball this Friday 10/7…

Also, beginning Monday 10/10 – Meridian Parks and Rec will be repairing the Homecourt roof issues (no more condensation)…

It will take approximately 2 weeks to complete. They are going to start with court 1 (far end) and then move to each court to make repairs. So there will be no play on court 1 until they are finished, then 1 will be open and 2 will be closed, then 1 & 2 will be open and 3 will be closed. We will have to be patient and know that it’s for the best down the road.

Again, no pickleball this Friday and then no pickleball on court 1 on Monday (courts 2 and 3 will be open play)…

Hobble Creek — Donation Challenge

October 4, 2016

Pickleball Players,

The Hobble Creek Fund Raising Committee approved the following letter written by Barbara J. Dumler. We appreciate her passion for pickleball as well as her support of the proposed Hobble Creek Pickleball Complex.

Nanci Quast-Bent
Chairman of the Hobble Creek Fund Raising Committee

 

Pickleball Member:

Our deadline is 3 weeks away and the word our is defined as those of us who play Pickleball. There are approximately 500 Pickleball enthusiasts. If we are going to even come close to our target all of us need to stand up and pay our own way.

This is my solicitation for every member to make a minimum donation of $100 to $500 dollars.

I will kick it off with my own $500.00 check.

Are we going to get Pickleball courts or not in 2017?

Membership has its responsibility!

Barbara J. Dumler