Pickleball is alive and well at Oakmont judging from the results of the recent tournament held at Finley Park on the June 7th weekend. Overall, thirteen members participated (see attached picture) winning 2 Gold, 1 Silver, and 3 Bronze medals which are as follows:
· Gold: Tom Kendrick and Andrea Mayorga (65+, 4.5+ level)
· Gold: Shelia Ferguson and Mindy Pencer (60+, 3.5 level)
· Silver: Lyn Yeager and Peter Gavin (50+, 3.5 level)
· Bronze: Tom Kendrick and Grant Wyborny (50+, 4.5+ level)
· Bronze: Anita Easland and Diane Naylor (70+, 3.0 level)
· Bronze: Anita Easland and Fred Merrill (60+, 3.0 level)
Additionally, four of the winning teams also won age group medals. Congratulations OPC!!
Annual Celebration of the Opening of the Courts
The first annual celebration of the establishment of permanent pickleball courts was held on 6/10/19 at courtside. The event was well attended with approximately 100 attendees. The program was started with a touching memorial for Al Medeiros by Iris Haskell, followed by a remarkable violin solo performed by, 15 year old, Theo Mac Kinnon (National Pickleball Gold Champion, 4.0 level, 19+, men’s doubles ).
The event was well organized by the Social and Scholarship committees headed by Maggie Schmidt, Victoria Dettmann, Janet Felker, Connie Medeiros, Vicki Owens, Linda Schilling and Ellie Frank who provided pastries and coffee. The next activity was a demonstration play by the Mac Kinnon family (Adam, Theo, and Willsy) and Tom Kendrick. They put on a very exhilerating demonstration of high level skills. The event was concluded with a “pay to play” fundraiser with the proceeds going to the scholarship fund (see attached picture). The fun and comradery was so evident. Ahhh!! Life is good at Oakmont!
July 17 Club Pickleball meeting, ERC, 3:00 pm, SNAP
August 29 OPC Annual Dinner Party, ERC, 5:00 pm
WHERE: East Rec. Center lower courts, Courts #1 and #4.
WHEN: New players (strictly beginners) Introduction to Pickleball and Coached Play (for beginners & novices), Tuesday from 9:00 – 11 a.m. The first hour is for newbies and the second hour is for coached play.
ATTIRE: Court shoes with non-marking soles.
EQUIPMENT: Balls are provided. Loaner paddles are available for introduction and coached play. These balls and paddles are for use only on the Oakmont Pickleball Courts. WEBSITE: https://oakmontpickleball.shutterfly.com
NEW PLAYER CONTACT: Pauly Uhr, firstname.lastname@example.org, 707-984-4186, and/or Nancy Lande, Nancy_lande@comcast.net, 707-978-2998