October 20, 2008

"Pickleball News" - By Dick Manasseri, USAPA Great Lakes Regional Ambassador

Please send your requests to MIPickleball@gmail.com , if you want registration flyers or more details for any events listed in "PICKEBALL NEWS".



How would you like to spend 3 hours with a GOLD Medal Winner who wants to help you improve your game? Renard Kolasa, 2008 MSO Doubles and Singles Gold Medal Winner will be hosting a Skills Clinic that is open to all players who want to improve.

  • Wednesday, November 12
  • 1:00 - 4:00pm
  • OPC Rochester Gym

The clinic is sponsored by the Michigan Senior Olympics (MSO) and it's a great way to develop a winning strategy for drop-in play as well as for the February MSO 2009 Winter Games. You may even locate a Pickleball partner there.



  • MSO Early Registration Closes Wednesday November 26th

Pickleball will be played as part of the Michigan Senior Olympics (MSO) 2009 Winter Games for the first time because of the overwhelming success of the 2008 Summer Games. The OPC Rochester with its freshly painted 4 courts will host the 3 days of friendly competition:

  • Mon. Feb 2 - Women's Doubles (AM) - Men's Doubles (PM)
  • Tues. Feb 3 - Mixed Doubles
  • Wed. Feb 4 - Men's Singles (AM) - Women's Singles (PM)

Register by Wednesday November 26th and take advantage of the early registration discount. Better yet, register at the November 12th MSO Skills Clinic described above and attend the MSO PICKELBALL Skills Clinic at NO COST.



There's No Place Like Home (and Pickleball) for the Holidays!

Bring your family members together over the Holidays to learn what you already know – The Joy of Pickleball. Form mixed generation teams within your circle of family and friends and come join other families at the First Annual -

Mixed Generation Holiday PICKLEBALL Festival

  • Sunday December 28th
  • Troy Community Center

There will be two hours of Round Robin Recreational Fun 6-8pm where family teams can rotate in different players so everyone gets to play. Round Robin Competitive matches where team partners are approximately 20 years apart in age will be played 8-10pm.

Start Mixed Generation (MXG) play now at the Troy Sunday Night Drop-In 6-8pm! Troy Community Center is now open for Sunday Night Drop-in Play every week for all ages, with four more courts coming online soon for a total of eight. There is a beginner's clinic each week and fun for all skills levels.



Climbing those Winter Ladders Can Keep You Warm All Winter Long! Northville and OPC Rochester are continuing their fiery ladder play all winter long. There are 3 new ladders starting in Rochester Friday November 14th.


Please send your requests to MIPickleball@gmail.com , if you want registration flyers or more details on any events listed in "PICKLEBALL NEWS".