April 22, 2009

Model of Success: Pickleball Tournament Partner Search Process

Michigan Great Lakes Pickleball is a model of success!

Best Practices PLUS Action Network = MI Pickleball Growth Model
  • 195 USAPA Members and GROWING Everyday (197%)
  • 35 USAPA "Places to Play" Listings and GROWING Everyday
  • USAPA Ladder Leagues in Northville, Rochester, and Troy
  • Inter-community SE Michigan Pickleball League (SEMPL)
  • 7 USAPA Pickleball Tournaments in 2008
  • 6 Completed 2009 USAPA Pickleball Tournaments, including 2 Recreational Tournaments..."just for the FUN of it!"
  • 5 Upcoming 2009 USAPA Pickleball Tournaments Scheduled, including the Greater Rochester Pickleball Festival for ALL Ages and ALL Skill Levels in late August
  • USAPA Trained Referee Corp
  • USAPA Ambassador/Member Sponsored Pickleball Beginner Demo Clinics
  • USAPA Ambassador/Member Sponsored Instructional Skills Clinics
  • "Best Practice Pickleball Safety Clinic" Presented by Deb Lane
  • Parks and Recreation Department Offerings Springing Up
  • Outdoor Courts with Painted Pickleball Lines
  • Family Celebration 'Driveway Games'
  • Hundreds of Active & Smiling Seniors AND 'Younger Friends'
Each of us that enjoy Pickleball acknowledge and appreciate the masterful servant leadership of Dick Manasseri and his brilliant energy that has driven Michigan Great Lakes Pickleball's success.

Each of us that enjoy Pickleball acknowledge and appreciate the MANY MANY MANY Players and Program Coordinators that have devoted countless collaborative hours (on and off the clock) resulting in the explosive growth of Pickleball in Michigan.

Pickleball truly is Michigan's good news story: "Pickleball! FUN! Friends! Fitness!"

And the "PoP! pOP! POp!" continues: Tomorrow, April 23 at 1:00pm-4:00pm, the OPC Rochester is hosting a Pickleball Instructional Skills Clinic presented by USAPA Members Jim Luzod and Lynn & Vic Wittkowski. Age 50+ Players are Welcome to come and enjoy. $5 at the door, no pre-registration necessary.

The Michigan Great Lakes Pickleball Tournament Partner Search Process will be explained at tomorrow's OPC Rochester Instructional Skills Clinic. Here's a sneak preview of the Michigan Pickleball Tournament Partner Search Form http://usapa.org/file/mi/Pickleball_Partner_Search_2009.pdf

Have questions? What more details? Email Janet Razz at MIPickleball@gmail.com