April 14, 2009

MI Pickleball Growth and Development!!

Delighting in the growth and development of Pickleball in Michigan! The Spring air is still chilly, but thanks to MI Pickleball Players, USAPA Members and USAPA AMbassadors, MI Pickleball is sizzling!

MI Pickleball Growth
: The Michigan USAPA Member numbers are up to 173. Wasn't it just yesterday that we celebrated our 100th MI Member!?! Have you looked at the USAPA Places to Play in Michigan page lately!?! It's true what they say: "Don't Blink!



MI Pickleball Development: USAPA Ambassadors and USAPA Members put six Spring Pickleball Tournaments on the Calendar between the MSO 2009 Winter Games and the MSO 2009 Summer Games! Plus two Instructional Skills Clinics!


Ready! Set!! Play Spring Pickleball!!!


April 23: OPC Rochester Instructional Skills Clinic
http://usapa.org/file/mi/Pickleball_Skills_Clinic_2009.pdf

May 16: Northville Tournament
http://usapa.org/file/mi/Northville_SP09_Tournament.pdf

May 29: Kalamazoo Instructional Skills Clinic
May 30: Kalamazoo Tournament
http://www.where2pickle.com/flyer.pdf

June 14: Auburn Hills Tournament
http://usapa.org/file/mi/Pickleball_Tournament-_Summer_Smash_2009.pdf

PLUS! Parks & Recreation Sizzling Summer Pickleball

Rochester Avon Recreation Authority Pickleball

http://usapa.org/file/mi/RARA_Summer09_Pickleball.pdf

Troy 50+ Summer Pickleball
Troy Summer Pickleball for 6th-12th Graders

Dick Manasseri, USAPA Regional Ambassador, makes it easy to start up a pickleball program in your area. In addition to the ever growing Great Lakes Region "Action Network" being available to assist you and answer your questions, Dick wrote several helpful guides and checklists including:

http://usapa.org/file/mi/MRPA_Guide.pdf

http://usapa.org/file/mi/Beginner_Lesson_Instructor_Checklist.pdf

http://usapa.org/file/mi/Tournament_Director_Guide.pdf

Is Papa Razz pleased with his grandbaby's growth and development!?! You Betcha!!! Is the USAPA pleased with Michigan Pickleball's growth and development!?! You Betcha!!! And we've only just begun... ... ...