NEWS & EVENTS
Latest articles published in the Havasu News.
Pickleball Association donates $100K to City 4/12/20
"Triple Crown leads Havasu pickleball players in Senior Games" 2/10/20
"Pickleball Jingle" helps Havasu family
Turkey Time Takeoff
"2 Local Pickleball Players Win Big at National Championships" 11/20/19
How Do You Get New Pickleball Courts Built in Lake Havasu City?
"Design for new pickleball courts almost ready"
"Big Man on Court: Hanlon stands tall in the world of pickleball"
"A Wisconsin foursome discovers pickleball in Havasu"
7th Annual LHCPBA PickleFest Tournament
February 28, 29 & March 1 2020
Dick Samp Memorial Park 1628 Avalon Ave., LHC, AZ
First off A HUGE THANK YOU to all our volunteers! Without you we could not have had such a successful tournament!!
We started planning this tournament back in November 2019 using a new software system to manage registration, events and operations. We appreciated your patience and understanding during the tournament as we worked tirelessly to keep things moving as quickly as possible. It was definitely a challenge since we added a fourth bracket this year which made the day longer running events on Friday and Saturday until sundown.
There were 231 total games played over 3 days with 106 men and women registered for the tournament and 72 medals awarded. The weather cooperated on Friday and Saturday but Sunday had a LOT of wind for the Men's Doubles Event.
A big thank you to our head referee, Sandy King, from Golden Shores, Arizona who made the drive everyday to organize our referees and line judges.
Below is the list of the Medal Results for all the Event Brackets. CONGRATULATIONS to all of our players!!
PickleFest 2020 Medal Winners
Medal Winners Doc
Tournament Summary Report
PickleFest 2020 Tournament Slide Show
Many of our members volunteer their time in the Lake Havasu City community to help promote pickleball in a variety of ways. We appreciate and thank each one of them for taking the time to share their love of the game by donating their time. Listed below are some of the events our volunteers have engaged with.
Article written by Paddy Finnigan
LHC Human Resources Wellness Program
The City offers a Wellness Program that includes a monthly luncheon offering some type of exercise activity. Our Association was contacted to provide pickleball lessons/games for the City employees. To date we have supported four of those events and look forward to many more.
For the second year in a row, our volunteers participated in conducting a weekly pickleball session for kids ages 10-13 teaching basic skills/drills and organizing games.
Camp Iwannago is for children entering fifth through seventh grade. Program runs June & July, Monday through Friday, from 7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. This last summer 2019, Camp was held at Thunderbolt Middle School.
March 2019 we had 46 volunteers that participated in setting up and operating two outdoor pickleball courts providing free lessons and demonstrations to guests attending the Irish Music Festival called PaddyFest. This event ran three days and we had a lot of fun educating and showing the community how much fun pickleball is as the fastest growing sport in America!
SMITHS Award/Donation Program
Do you shop at Smith’s? If so, please register for their Inspiring Donations Program and designate Lake Havasu Courts as your charity of choice. After registering, a donation will be made to ‘Courts’ each time you use your Rewards card, a painless method of helping fund more courts at DSP. Also, the Rewards card will enable you to take advantage of discounts on hundreds of in-store items. This is a win-win opportunity! The link below explains how to get a Rewards card and register for the Inspiring Donations.
Program:http://lakehavasupickleball.com/Smiths Several merchants have similar donation programs. Please check with those you frequent and see if Lake Havasu Courts is eligible for their program.