Tag: pickleball

Pickleball Players Honor First Responders

Greg Libby and Dave Walden

Suzanne Lipke The SunBird Pickleball Club has had a great summer—in spite of the COVID crisis, but we’re very glad for our cooler temperatures and the return of our northern friends. We played on Sept. 11, and wore our patriotic colors to honor the lives lost on Sept. 11, 2001, and all of our firemen…

Pickleball News

Christina Riley It’s been a hot summer, and we will continue with early hours: 7 to 9:30 a.m., Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Ad hoc games will be communicated via email sign up (SignUpGenius). Tentative winter hours: Tuesday: 2 to 5 p.m. Wednesday: 8 to 10 a.m. Thursday: 2 to 5 p.m. Friday: 8 to 10 a.m. Saturday:…

Relishing Pickleball: Pickleball Bangers

David Zapatka Are you getting tired of playing the bangers? They have one strategy; hit the ball as hard as they can. They rarely hit third shot drop shots. What can you do? There are two options. The first is the punch volley, a volley hit hard and deep. The second is the soft volley,…

Pickleball Fun in the Sun!

Christina Riley Even with sizzling temps, these picklers are out for early morning play! The deets are the same as the past few months: Hours: Look for pickleball summer hours via email and in the glass case. Please utilize Signup Genius to ensure there are enough to play. Sanitizing: Bring your own hand sanitizer to…

Pickleball News

Julie Anderson

Christina Riley Yay! The courts are open, and the temps are sizzling! Hours: Look for pickleball summer hours via email and in the glass case. Please utilize Signup Genius to ensure there are enough to play. Sanitizing: Bring your own hand sanitizer to sanitize between matches. We have sanitizer for the balls, and balls and…

Relishing Pickleball

The Third Shot Drop. Why Is It So Important? David Zapatka The third shot drop is a shot performed near the baseline that lands softly in the opponents’ kitchen. The shot is designed with one thing in mind—get your team to the net. The mechanics of the third shot drop are simple. The ball sails…

Pickleball News

Christina Riley Yay! The courts are open, and the temps are high! Hours: Look for pickleball summer hours via email and in the glass case. Please utilize Signup Genius to ensure there are enough to play. Sanitizing: Bring your own sanitizer and sanitize hands, balls, and paddles after each game; social distance when not playing,…

Pickleball News

Christina Riley The courts are closed until the HOA resumes normal operations. Look for summer hours to be published once the courts are opened up for our use! Hours will be available in the glass case and in the kiosk found in the copy room of the clubhouse. If you are a new resident and…

Pickleball News!

Christina Riley We will soon be welcoming five couples who have recently purchased or have pending sales, largely due to the SunBird Pickleball Club. Yay, pickleball, and welcome to SunBird! The SunBird Pickleball Club hosted a tournament on Saturday, Feb. 22, and Sunday, Feb. 23. In spite of cancelling play on Saturday, Feb. 22, due…

New Sports Courts a Smash Hit

Robyn Blosh We love the SunBird sports courts and our new pickleball nets on rollers. SunBird’s freshly-painted blue courts with white lines for tennis and light blue lines for pickleball play are awesome. If you haven’t seen the sports courts, go out and take a look! Better yet, come out to play. They look good…