HCPA Members PB Potluck Social - We are hosting our potluck social this evening at the Owen Brown Tennis Club.  Due to the light construction we may need to setup some portable nets on some tennis courts.  Please bring your finger food and your preferred beverage.  The association will supply plates, napkins, cups and utensils.  Please register with Ken Greco prior to going in; members will check their names off and non-members will pay at the desk.  Non-members can pay $10 for the evening or pay $24 for a year's membership.  Ken will be collecting the money. 

We will be dividing the courts into two skill levels - Beginners/Intermediates & Intermediates/Advanced.  Please sign a list under one of these categories so we get an idea of how many courts to assign to each category.  We intend to have two paddle lines to rotate the two groups into the courts.  Check out the white board for guidance.

Ward Horner & Steve Orr will be this evenings event coordinators; please see them if you have any questions.

Drop-in Play this Saturday morning - Due to a drop in participation we won't be using Hammond Park this weekend.  The Intermediate & Advanced (I&A) players will be playing at Locust Park.  Note - we had an issue with goose droppings so we may need to change the I&A location but that will be posted to the home screen news bar if need be.

HCPA Fall 2019 Tournament - Howard County Pickleball Association is going to be having some doubles tournaments in September 2019 that will be open to all Howard County Association members. The tournaments will be held on Saturdays starting at 1:00pm.  Planning to use the Locust Park location. The tournament will use a round robin format and having as many as 16- 20 teams per event. The games will be timed at 15 minutes. 

We will offer advanced and intermediate levels of play for each doubles event. Each team will select the level that they want to play in at the time of registration.  The categories are:

  • Advanced is 4.0 rated players
  • Intermediate is 3.0-3.5 level players

The tournament directors have the option of placing a team in either the advanced or intermediate level or discussing with the teams where they should be placed

  • Womens doubles will be held on Sept 7th
  • Mens doubles will be on Sept 14th
  • Mixed doubles will be held on Sept 21st

You need to submit your team to Joe Beitz & Steve Orr no later than the Monday before the event, we will take the first 16-20 teams and any team after that, will be on a waiting list.

  • Steve Orr:   steventorr1@gmail.com
  • Joe Beitz:    joedsp1125@gmail.com

This year there will be an event for the Ice Rink players at a 2.0 to 2.5 level on Saturday Sept 28th. This event will be simply a doubles event; teams within this event can be women/women - man/man -  woman/man - all teams will be competing in the same tournament.

Cost is $10.00 per team or $5.00 per person.  Fee’s can be paid using the website Donation menu item.


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