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Northshore Pickleball Schedule and Leagues

posted Sep 11, 2017, 6:03 AM by Jenn Selchow   [ updated Sep 11, 2017, 6:03 AM ]

Here's what's happening this fall in terms of pickleball:

Northfield:  Play resumes at Northfield Community Center (Willow and Wagner), on Friday, September 8 on the following schedule: 
Winnetka:  Winnetka Community House, Wednesdays 8:30 am - 10:30 am (through December)

Athletico
  • Open play Sunday Nights (Advanced) 6 - 10 pm  NO PLAY, SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 3 (but then every Sunday after that)
  • Open play this coming Tuesday Night (Tuesday, September 8 6-10 pm)
  • We will likely be starting a new league where each team puts forth One men's team, One Women's team, and one Mixed team each Tuesday night and plays against the others.... we are thinking this will run for 6-7 weeks from September 12 - end of October.  More details to follow
  • Starting November 1, we may add a league option or ladder play to the Sunday night Athletico
Thanks and see you on the courts!

Hollister Bundy

YMCA of Rock River Valley

posted Mar 27, 2017, 8:00 AM by Jenn Selchow   [ updated Mar 27, 2017, 8:01 AM ]

We began a few weeks ago and meet on Tuesday & Thursday 9am-Noon. Currently, open play is free for members, and $5 for non members.  We have two courts, and extra paddles for those that do not own equipment. The hope is in the future to run leagues, tourneys and even instruction.  

Robert Giglio, Sr Youth and Family Director, 815.885.6831
8451 Orth Rd, Loves Park, IL 61111
(815) 489-3352

2017 Wheeling Tournament

posted Feb 23, 2017, 11:13 AM by Jenn Selchow   [ updated Feb 23, 2017, 11:15 AM ]

http://www.wheelingparkdistrict.com/
TOURNAMENT NEWS
Where: Wheeling Park District Heritage Park, 333 W Dundee Rd, Wheeling, IL 60090 
When: Sunday, April 2nd
Events: Men's Doubles, Women's Double, & Mixed Doubles
Levels: 3.0, 3.5, & 4.0+
Partners: Pick your partner or I can match you up with someone at your level of play.
Fee: $25 first event and $5 for additional event
Contact: Dana Joseph, 847-404-3174, dsj2@comcast.net     Chuck Feinstein, 847-877-7770, paddleup001@gmail.com

2017 Pickleball Boot Camp

posted Jan 31, 2017, 10:02 AM by Northern Illinois Pickleball   [ updated Apr 2, 2017, 6:51 AM by Jenn Selchow ]

Growth of Pickleball is on fire

posted Jan 26, 2017, 12:31 PM by Northern Illinois Pickleball

http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/daily-southtown/lifestyles/ct-sta-what-is-pickleball-st-0203-20170125-story.html
See the link for the complete article by Phil Arvia of the the Chicago Tribune. 

2017 Hustle Hit Never Quit Tournament

posted Jan 26, 2017, 11:12 AM by Northern Illinois Pickleball   [ updated Mar 20, 2017, 5:52 AM by Jenn Selchow ]

Date: Saturday, March 25, 2017
Format: Round Robin followed by Single Elimination Tournament
Events: Men’s, Women’s, and Mixed Doubles
Fees: $25 registration & first event, $5 for second event
Location:  Game Time Gym II, 404 Olympia Drive, Bloomington, IL  61704
Contact: Chelsea Barnard,  gametimegym2@comcast.net, 309-662-9520, www.gametimegym.com
More info: Download the attached form for complete information, and to register.

2017 Big Thaw Tournament

posted Jan 13, 2017, 7:20 AM by Northern Illinois Pickleball   [ updated Jan 13, 2017, 7:23 AM ]

http://www.parksideathletics.com/ 
Date: Saturday, March 4, 2017
Time: The entire tournament schedule will be emailed to you by Wednesday, March 1st.
Events: Men’s, Women’s, and Mixed Doubles
Fees: $20.00 registration & first event, $5 for additional event
Tournament Director: Keith Knox, parksidemgr@grics.net, (309) 347-6644
More info: Download the attached PDF for more information and to register.

Addison Tournament

posted Dec 24, 2016, 2:03 PM by Northern Illinois Pickleball   [ updated Jan 3, 2017, 6:23 PM ]

addison park district logo
A round robin style pickleball tournament will be held at the Addison Park District Club Fitness facility on Saturday, February 11, 2017.  No partner is needed to register for the tournament. The cost is $20 for all participants. The tournament will run from 8 am to 12 pm (or completion).  They have four courts and would like to have 32 participants (18 & over). It will be a round robin format, eight players in a bracket, guaranteed 7 games. Winners will be determined by total points in your bracket.  We would like to have alike levels in each bracket (2.5, 3.0, 3.5, 4.0+), so please e-mail me, Jose Sosa (coachsosa@yahoo.com) your level after you register so I can put you in the right bracket for your competitive level.  Please consider registering as we would like to see the sport of competitive pickleball increase in the Chicago-land area.  Your support is vital to the continuation of tournament play in the west suburbs.  Share this information with your pickleball friends, and lets put on a great tournament.  Register through the Addison Park District, activity code 33677
Sincerely, Jose Sosa 



Sterling Westwood Tournament

posted Dec 22, 2016, 12:36 PM by Northern Illinois Pickleball   [ updated Dec 22, 2016, 12:37 PM ]

http://www.sterlingparks.org/
Age: 
18 & up
Date: Saturday, February 18
Time: 8:00 am - 5 pm
Events: Men’s, Women’s, and Mixed Doubles
Fees: $15.00 registration, $5 for additional event
Location:  Westwood Fitness & Sports, Center, 1900 Westwood, Drive, Sterling, 
Tournament Director: Jeremy Staats, (815) 441-5911
More info: Download the attached PDF for more information and to register.

2017 “New Year Baby” Pickleball Tournament

posted Dec 5, 2016, 9:18 AM by Northern Illinois Pickleball   [ updated Dec 5, 2016, 9:19 AM ]

The River Cities Pickleball Club is hosting this tournament is in Clinton, Iowa; just across the Mississippi and 20 minutes north of the Quad Cities. Please see the attached Word document file for registration form and complete details.

Clinton Pickleball is growing. Since a May 22nd start this year with just a few playing we now have over 30 playing on some of the open play nights. I'm asking my Pickleball friends to help me make this next tournament a success. I would like to have 75 plus entries for this Jan 14th tournament. Please strongly consider supporting this event.  1st, 2nd, and 3rd place medals will be awarded. Entry Fees: $20 or $10 per person plus an unused item for a baby (diapers, wipes, blanket, etc); $5 for second event. Items will be located to those in need in Clinton area.

Scott Stocker
USA Pickleball Assn. Ambassador for Iowa & Illinois


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