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A big thanks to Craig Carlton for this magnificent photo of our courts at sunrise.

MESA REGAL PICKLEBALL CLUB

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

The 2019-20 Board of Directors are:

Pat Porter, President, president@mrpickleballclub.com
Judy Lawless, Vice President, vicepresident@mrpickleballclub.com
Donita Houghton, Treasurer, treasurer@mrpickleballclub.com
Shelly Athmann, Secretary, secretary@mrpickleballclub.com
Tim Aylward, Member at Large, memberatlarge@mrpickleballclub.com

To all of MRPC volunteers, we offer a Big Thank You! Without you, there would be no Club. If you haven’t signed up to Volunteer for anything yet, please consider it.

The Cal Am Pickleball Tournament 2020

The morning temperatures were very cold, and lots of coffee was given out of the Snack Shack! But …

It was great to see awesome pickleball competition throughout the three days and so many spectators cheering the players on. Mesa Regal players did not make the medal rounds, but they had some amazing games and some got very close to the medal rounds, after many, many, non-stop games! We were all so proud of your great play and sportsmanship on the court!! 

For Results and pictures (to follow soon) click on the Tournaments tab. Thank you to Dave Letemplier for taking over the Photographer duties for this Tournament.

SOMETHING NEW! If you are a seriously competitive/tournament player you might want to check out the new GTR Training Guide that a few of our top ranking players have put together for you information. Find it on the Training Tab at the top of the page. Thanks Lionel, Michael and Jake!

SUGGESTIONSIf you have any suggestions on how we can improve our club activities, please email suggestion@mrpickleballclub.com

NOTE: If your suggestion requires action from the Board you must include your name and contact info.

Upcoming Events for the 2019-20 Season

Next Up  –

Tennis/Pickleball Fun Day

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 23rd, 2020

8:30 or 10:00 Sign-Up groups with Pizza Luncheon and Entertainment to follow at the Sports Court @ 11:30 AM

THE TENNIS CLUB is thrilled this year to be hosting the 2020 Funday, it is a morning of tennis and pickleball. It is a great opportunity for us as pickleball and tennis players to introduce our game respectively to each other. Remember that this is NOT A COMPETITION, just an opportunity to try something new, meet new friends, and simply just to have fun! The morning will be split into two groups starting at 08:30 and 10:00 and finish with a Pizza luncheon at the Sports Court area at 11:30.

In each morning group, we will partner up, two pickleball and two tennis players and put you on either a tennis or pickleball court. Of course, if you are on the tennis court, the tennis people will introduce you to the game. If on the pickleball court, the pickleball people will introduce their partners to the game. After 45 minutes, a whistle will blow, you stay with the same partner and switch to the opposite sport court for an intro to the new sport.

Remember, it is a chance to put a paddle/racquet in your hand and learn to play the similarities and differences of each game.

Sign-Up sheets for playing in this Funday will be at these two locations.

  1. Tennis Sky Box for tennis players
  2. Pickleball Patio for pickleball players

Sign up early as we are limited to 24 pickleball and 24 tennis players.

****YELLOW Sign-Up sheets will be out Friday, February 7th by 5:30pm.****

DEADLINE FOR SIGNING UP IS FEBRUARY 18th, 2020.

Racquets for pickleball players and paddles for tennis players will be supplied on the courts. You could borrow from a friend not playing prior to this event but not necessary.

 LUNCHEON: Please bring your own place setting…. Event is B.Y.O.B.

You must wear your MESA REGAL NAME BADGE FOR REGISTRATION AND COURT ID.   Thanks!

March 8 – MESA REGAL 3.0 & UNDER TOURNAMENT 

For pictures from past tournaments, visit Tournaments. If anyone is interested in helping with photography for this website tournament reporting, please contact me at vicepresident@mrpickleballclub.com

Social Events (To view details and pictures click here)

March 6th, 2020 – MRP CLUB ANNUAL WINDUP PARTY & DANCE
Theme: “Anything Black & White”

Happy Hour 5:00 – 6:00
Dinner  @ 6:00 with Dancing to follow

This event will be catered by AZ Premier Catering & we will be using the Cal-Am Bar. Price of Ticket – $20.00 per person & Assigned table seating.

Thanks to our new Social Committee Chair, Greta Janzen, and all those who have volunteered to help her! 

The Theme is Black and White, but that doesn’t mean you need to dress in formal attire! Anything black and white  goes, so think outside the box and see what you can come up with.

MRPC Shirts and Caps 

Marketha has volunteered again this season to manage the MRPC clothing sales. Caps, visors, shirts and even jackets are nearly all gone. She is still taking some orders for jackets so it you want one, get your order in soon!

See you on the courts!