Wednesday, April 5, 2017

The Men's Turn to Tourney

Thursday, March 23rd gave the HVPC men their turn to compete. And, boy, was it a wild whistle-stop time!

Craig, Kevin and Cary win the balls!
The top 3 wild men were:

1st Place - Kevin Chaidez
2nd Place - Craig Stark (only 1 point behind)
3rd Place - Cary Hobbs (only 3 points behind)

Judy, Karen, Ken and Merry tally the scores.
The rest of the field of players were Mickey Oksner, Hans Stocker, Doug Jenkins, Mike Duggin, Mike Ho, Chesley Smiley, Rod Freydenberg, Mike Scheuer, Jack Richardson, Mike Eaton, Richard Longo, Jim Boldu, and Connie Green. Richard and Jim had participated in the Beginners' Clinic on Tuesday and joined the club. Their instruction (and instructors) must have been awesome for them to want to play in their first round robin tournament only 2 days after learning. As one person was a no-show, Connie stepped in as the 16th player. Her hard-hitting skills are equal to any of the men!

Mine, no mine...Mike and Cary go for it.
The games were fast and furious, with the lead changing at least 5 times during the 6 games. After the tournament, a group went on to lunch at the Soldier Hollow Grill.

Kevin and Mike ready for action.

Whew, that was a workout!
Mike and Chesley take a break.
Jack and Rod ready for play.

Coming Events

Mixed Doubles Whistle Stop Tournament - April 26th

Let Ken know as soon as you receive his email if you want to participate. He hopes to have 40 players on 5 courts. The same format as Women's and Men's Tournaments will apply, with teams assigned randomly so no 2 people will play together more than once. Awards luncheon will follow.


Beginners Clinics - Wednesday, April 12th and Thursday May 11th at 10:00 am

If you know of anyone who would like to learn to play pickleball, have them contact Ken at These clinics are free of charge and participants do not need to be members of HVPC to attend. See Ken's latest email for more details.

Intermediate and Advanced Clinics - Dates TBD

The 2 clinics put on by Kevin Priebe and Ronni Edler will be rescheduled, so if you signed up and are still interested, Ken will send out information as soon as he has dates.

Utah Tournaments

If you are interested in playing in a tournament, you can find more information and register for the following tournaments on or

Ogden Pickleball Association - June 9-10
Eric Schuette, Brigham City - June 22-24
Alpine Days Pickleball Fest - August 4-5
Riverton Fall Classic - September 15-16
Fall Brawl, St. George - October 10-14

Stay tuned for information about outdoor play, court-building, fund-raising, and ways the HVPC members can help in the next blog.


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