February 19, 2009

March Madness - Pickleball Style by Dick Manasseri

March Madness - Pickleball Style

Fun Recreational Pickleball Tournaments, three March weekends in a row!

Waterford "Freaky Friday" March 13 Pickleball Tournament!

Registration Flyer:
http://usapa.org/file/mi/Waterford_Pickleball_Tournament.pdf


If you are a Novice or a Beginner who has never been in a Pickleball tournament, take look at the Spring Fling Tournament at the OPC Rochester on Friday March 20th at 10am-1pm. You register as an individual, no partner needed. Your partners will be randomly selected throughout this round robin event. That's right, a new partner for every match. It's Mixed-Up Doubles – a little like Speed Dating! All for fun! This is a Great Lakes Pickleball Showcase Recreational Event so the cost is only $5 for USAPA Members, that's a $10 discount.

Registration Flyer:
http://usapa.org/file/mi/OPC_Spring_Fling.pdf

OK, so if you are more of an Intermediate player but have little tournament experience, the right choice for you might be the Pop Till You Drop Tournament at the OPC Rochester on Friday March 27th at 5-8pm. You register as an individual, no partner needed. Your Men's Doubles or Women's Doubles partner will be selected randomly and you play with that same partner throughout the tournament. The round robin format will determine the top four Men's and the Women's teams who will play in the single elimination final bracket. All for fun! This is a Great Lakes Pickleball Showcase Recreational Event so the cost is only $5 for USAPA Members, that's a $10 discount.

Registration Flyer:
http://usapa.org/file/mi/OPC_PoP_Till_You_Drop.pdf


Let the March Madness begin! Just for the Fun of It!


USAPA Sanctions SE Michigan Showcase Events

The USAPA has repeatedly recognized the high quality of our SE Michigan Showcase Events, and for 3rd and 4th time this year, we have the opportunity to receive USAPA National Ranking Points in sanctioned events. Congratulations to Tournament Directors in Hartland and Northville for meeting the requirements to be designated as both a Great Lakes Pickleball Showcase Event and a USAPA sanctioned event (Tier 4). Together this means that players in these tournaments will experience outstanding events in terms of organization, hospitality and competition.

Hartland 50+ Mixed Doubles Spring Tournament
USAPA Sanctioned (Tier 4)
Saturday April 11th
Registration Flyer:
http://usapa.org/file/mi/Hartland_Spring_Tournament.pdf

Northville 50+ Men's & Women's Doubles Tournament
USAPA Sanctioned (Tier 4)
Saturday May 16th
Registration Flyer:
http://usapa.org/file/mi/Northville_SP09_Tournament.pdf


OPC Rochester Spring Action PICKLEBALL Ladders
Registration Is Now Open

Like lots of other important information registration flyers can be found at the Michigan Pickleball website. If you have questions or want more details about the OPC Rochester Spring Action PICKLEBALL Ladders contact Janet Razz at MIPickleball@gmail.com

Registration Flyers:

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Dick Manasseri
USAPA Great Lakes Regional Ambassador