Tag: SunBird Pickleball Club

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…

SunBird Pickleball Club celebrates the end of season with Tournament and BBQ

Roger Mandeville March 25, 8:30 a.m., beautiful morning to be a SunBird resident, temperature 62 degrees, light wind out of the west. Shuffleboard players were getting ready to start play, lots of golfers on the course, residents sitting on their back patios having breakfast as the second annual SunBird Pickleball Tournament and BBQ was about…

SunBird Pickleball – Fasted growing activity in the neighborhood

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Roger Mandeville “I hate to exercise, but I love playing pickleball, because it’s so much fun and it works out that it’s good exercise,” says Debbie, a SunBird Pickleball Club member from Carmel, Indiana, who started playing two years ago. According to NBC News, “Pickleball is the fastest-growing sport in America.” The sport/social activity can…

SunBird Women’s Pickleball Team on fire

Back row (left to right): Melissa Emery, Elaine Taylor, Susan Mandeville, Joan Boyle, Madeline Harding and Robyn Blosh; front row: Captain Marianna Buescher and Kim Ebert

Roger Mandeville Pickleball at SunBird is enjoying great popularity. The Women’s team is in first place in the East Valley Intramural League with a record of 5-1-1, and the courts are filled with new players. Captain Marianna Beuscher is proud of her team and their winning record. “We are having fun and are proud to…

SunBird Pickleball Club notice

The SunBird Pickleball Club meets from October through April at the pickleball courts. Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays 2:00-5:30 p.m.—Members organized play Sundays 3:00-6:00 p.m.—Members open play Mondays 6:30-9:00 p.m.—Team tournament practice Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays 2:00-3:00 p.m.—Beginner instruction (paddle provided) Everyone must wear tennis shoes. See you on the courts! If you have any questions,…