Tag: pickleball

Pickleball Club ends season with a party and final round robin

  Marianna Buescher The SunBird Pickleball Club had a fun end of season event and party. The group started open play at 8:00 a.m. A game of round robin was played for an hour and a half, and then the team adjourned to the Horizon Room to enjoy a delicious lunch catered by Julie Mathis…

Pickleball continues to grow at SunBird

  Marianna Buescher Another fantastic pickleball season is underway here at SunBird. Our club is growing every week, and we now have over 100 residents having a blast out on the courts. Lots of beginners are enjoying the new player orientation that happens every Tuesday or Thursday at 2:00 p.m. A social court has been…

SunBird Pickleball Tournament Raises Money for Alzheimer’s

  Roger Mandeville On February 3, the SunBird Pickleball Club held the first annual tournament to raise money to help find the first Survivor of Alzheimer’s. Tournament Director Pete Prucha, longtime SunBird resident and local rep for Gearbox Pickleball Paddles, was well organized and got the event started on time. The tournament featured play for…

SunBird Pickleballers raise money for Alzheimer’s

  Roger Mandeville Wearing their purple shirts with the words, “Together We Can End Alzheimer’s,” SunBird residents Dan and Marianna Buescher, Margret McCathern and Dean Webb walked the 5k/3.1 miles to raise money to support Alzheimer’s research. “We are looking for the first survivor,” says Marianna Buescher, lead coordinator for the SunBird Alzheimer’s fundraising team.…

Pickleball Players coming home for the winter

  Roger Mandeville It’s that time again when Thanksgiving is behind us and we are excited about the holiday season ahead. Oh, and one more thing, our neighbors who spend their summers up north are returning to enjoy winter and pickleball at SunBird. “Welcome home to our friends who choose to spend their winters with…

Pickleball Players Prepare For Action-Packed Season

Roger Mandeville The end of another hot summer is in sight, and we are excited for double-digit temps at SunBird. SunBird Pickleball Club President Marianna Buescher is excited and looking forward to seeing all of the outdoor activities around SunBird starting to pick up in the next few months. The SunBird Pickleball Club held an…

Margaret McCathern, the mother of SunBird Pickleball

Margaret McCathern

Roger A. Mandeville As she recovers from an ankle injury (not associated with pickleball), Margaret McCathern, a retired physical education teacher and SunBird resident since 2002, is just itching to get back on the courts. Dubbed by this writer as the “mother of SunBird Pickleball,” she has seen pickleball grow from a new sport/activity with…

Pickleball getting ready for Fall/Winter season

Roger A. Mandeville Pickleball membership is growing, and the SunBird Pickleball Ambassadors are making plans for another successful fall/winter season at the SunBird Sports Courts. The season starts October 1 and ends May 1, 2018, and the ambassadors are excited about hosting several fun events for residents, their families and friends. Ambassadors are planning a…

SunBird Pickleball Player Profile

Greg Libby

Roger Mandeville It is the goal of the SunBird Pickleball Club to encourage residents to be active, have fun playing the game and live an active life in a community where retirement is a pleasure. SunBird pickleball player and retiree extraordinaire Greg Libby is a great poster-child for life in an active community. Greg, a…

SunBird Summertime Pickleball

Roger Mandeville Yes, the temperatures are rising and many residents have departed for the northland. For those of us who plan to have fun this summer, the pickleball courts are waiting for us to come out and play. The following is the pickleball schedule for the summer months. SunBird summer pickleball hours – May: Monday…