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  • 02-Jun-2017 2:42 PM | Jim Loving (Administrator)

    There was a great turnout for the Rena Grant Memorial PICKLEBALL WITH A PURPOSE Tournament held at Pepper Geddings.  Shelly and Dick did a great job running the event and keep things moving along.  I hear they want to make this an annual event.  Pictures are posted on the club Facebook page and on our web page.

    The winners were John Bullins and Miriam Habbi.  Steve Boswell and Kay Hopkins came in a close second.  

    Julie Dyer from our sponsor, Carolina Orthopeadics, dropped by to take some pictures and to give us a new medical first aid kit.  We will bring this to all of our events in case of any accidents, but we hope we'll never have to use it.  Thanks again to Carolina Orthopeadics for their support.  


  • 22-May-2017 4:38 PM | Jim Loving (Administrator)

    Due to possible and thunderstorms on Wednesday, we are moving the Referee Training indoors to Pepper Geddings Gym located at 3205 N Oak St, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577.  

    The training will be start at 1pm in the gym. Participants will be required to sign a waiver prior to the training.  

    If you have not already registered, you can register for this class on the club web site under Events. 

    Thanks,



  • 09-May-2017 7:57 AM | Jim Loving (Administrator)

    We are offering a referee training session for all our members.

    For our upcoming Seaside Classic Pickleball Tournament in September, we will need a number of referees. All medal matches will need refs.  We gave this training last year, prior to the tournament.  

    We are discussing the possibility of having a person from USAPA come and give this training.  At this time, we do not have a specific date/time, but wanted to get an idea of how many folks would be interested in this training.

    Benefits of taking this training:

    • You will learn more of the rules of the game, which will help your game.  
    • You do not have to know all the rules, but it will help with the basics.  Each tournament will have head refs for specific rules. 
    • If you go to other tournaments, you may be asked to ref.  In the future, all USAPA sanctioned tournaments will need refs for all games. 
    • You will be helping the club and tournament directors by volunteering to ref.  The more refs we have, the easier it is for all of us.

    Please consider registering for this class.  


    If you would like to sign up for this class, please send mail to mbpickleballclub@gmail.com . As soon as we finalize the details, we will let you know.



  • 01-May-2017 4:24 PM | Jim Loving (Administrator)

    We have scheduled our next Myrtle Beach Pickleball Club General meeting with all members for Thursday June 29, 1pm at the Base Rec Center.

    At this meeting, the Board will update the members on various topics of importance to all club members.  These include: an update on the club's finances,  the Seaside Classic being held in September,  the fall discount book sale, the December Christmas party and other topics.  

    Also, this year, there are two Board of Director positions up for election.  President, currently being served by Jim Loving and Secretary, being served by Audrey Connery.  Jim is running for re-election, while Audrey has decided not to run again.  She has served as secretary since the club's inception in 2014 and done a tremendous job over those three years!  We all owe her a debt of gratitude for her many contributions.  We are sure she will remain heavily involved in many of the events for the club.  

    At this time, we are asking for members who would like to step up and help manage the club and set our direction.  Both President and Secretary are open for election.  If you are interested,  we ask that you prepare a Letter of Intent and give it to one of your current Board Members. A Letter of Intent should offer examples of your background that would serve you well in the board position and reasons you would like to be on the board.   These will be shared with the club members prior to voting.  

    We are asking that each and every club member strongly consider putting their name up for consideration.  These next couple of years could see major changes to the club.  Pickleball and the club are growing not only in Myrtle Beach, but all over. As a board member, you could help set the direction for the club.  Major discussions/decisions could include:  

    • What to do with the Seaside Classic after 2017?  Cindy/Nancy may not be running it after this year.
    • Should the club move to become non-profit?
    • How do we get more venues/courts in the Myrtle Beach area?
    • What changes do we need to make with our current events?
    • What new ways can we promote pickleball?
    We will open up nominations between now and May 26th.  We will then setup a online voting process for all members through the June 26th and announce the new officers at our General Meeting on June 29. 

    Thank You,





  • 24-Apr-2017 4:17 PM | Terri Loving (Administrator)

    The Rivertown Pickleball Tournament is to be held at the Conway Parks Recreation & Tourism (1515 Mill Pond Road, Conway) and is scheduled for May 5th & 6th, 2017.  Registration is $15 to $20, and includes participation in up to two divisions. 

    There is an open format doubles and a mixed doubles tournament.  Format and start times will be determined by the number of participants signed up.  If there are fewer than 7 teams in a division, the format maybe adjusted to round robin.  A minimum of 4 teams per division is required.  Tournament brackets will be released by Wednesday, May 3.

    For more information log onto www.conwayparksandrecreation.com and check out the registration link or or call 843-488-1950. 


  • 22-Apr-2017 1:08 PM | Jim Loving (Administrator)

    The 2017 Waccamaw Sports Classic kicked off with the Pickleball tournament on this past Thursday 4/20 and wrapped up Friday 4/21.  There were around 70 players both days.  Although the forecast was iffy early in the week, there were no problems due to weather this year.  

    It was a great event that over 50% increase in players year over year.  Hopefully we can continue that trend next year.  

    The winners were:

    2017 Waccamaw Sports Classic Medal Winners

    Thursday 4/20 -

    Mixed Doubles Under 131 -

    Gold - Karen Williams & Steve Taylor

    Silver - Kevin McCarthy & Rita Senn

    Bronze - Jeff Haynes & Diane Perras

    Mixed Doubles 132+ -

    Gold - Beth Stanley & Tom Stanley

    Silver - Eva Diekmann & John Skibinski

    Bronze - Sandra Jerbert & August Fucci

    Friday 4/21 -

    Men’s Doubles Under 140 - 

    Gold -  Jeff Haynes & Mallory McDaniel

    Silver - Tom Stanley & Jim Loving

    Bronze - John Fink & Steve Taylor

    Men’s Doubles Over 140 - 

    Gold - Rich Brown & Paul Robbins

    Silver - Jamerson & Bob Blue

    Bronze - Scott Jobes & Mike Parkins

    Women’s Doubles 131 -

    Gold - Karen Williams & Karin Krauss

    Silver - Joanne Pellietier & Betty Street

    Bronze - MJ Mikesic & Diane Perras

    Women’s Doubles 132+ -

    Gold - Grace Caravello & Beth Stanley

    Silver - Eva Diekmann & Fay Mills

    Bronze - Arlene Herte & Suzanne Matuskiawicz



  • 19-Apr-2017 8:18 PM | Jim Loving (Administrator)

    Pepper Geddings is hosting a Pickleball Tournament in late May honoring Rena Grant.  It's called "Pickleball with a Purpose".  

    Date: Friday, May 26 from 8am to 3pm
    Place: Pepper Geddings Recrea on Center
    Type: Mixed Doubles, Double Elimina on Tournament
    Ages: at least one partner must be over 50
    Sign up: with a partner or as a single looking for a partner
    Cost: $5 Proceeds go to the Mark Schild Youth Scholarship Fund Refreshments: Bring your lunch—snacks and drinks provided Registra on Deadline: Monday, May 22, 2017
    Tournament is limited: to first 24 teams + accepting alternate.  See the tournament listed in events for more details and a link to the registration page. 

  • 13-Apr-2017 11:59 AM | Terri Loving (Administrator)

    Hi there,

    Just wanted to let folks know that many of us are planning on playing/practicing for the Waccamaw Seniors Tournament, outside at Medway Park, 19th Avenue South from now till the games begin on April 20th.  We agreed on a 9 AM start time and will probably play till noon, weather permitting.

  • 11-Apr-2017 5:33 PM | Jim Loving (Administrator)

    North Myrtle Beach Pickleballers

    1 hr · 

    Results from the April 2017 "Paddle at the Beach"..thanks to all who played, volunteered and especially to the city of NMB and all our generous sponsors !!!!

    Men’s 3.0 Division
    Men’s 3.0 A

    Winners: William Godbey and Tom Jobes

    Runner-Up: Stokes Graves and Joe Grummel

    Men’s 3.0 B

    Winners: Gary Joseph and Wally Waters

    Runner-Up: Charles Jamerson and Steven Taylor

    Men’s 3.5 Division
    Men’s 3.5 A

    Winners: Glenn Eckerle and Bill Gillan

    Runner-Up: Jim Loving and William Young

    Men’s 3.5 B

    Winners: Jim Burkholder and Bob Grueser

    Runner-Up: Steve Getz and Chuck Allen

    Men’s 4.0 Division
    Men’s 4.0+ A

    Winners: Trey Honeycutt and Sean Shull

    Runner-Up: Jonathan Ludwig and Jamie Wilson

    Men’s 4.0+ B

    Winners: Jonn Hendrickson and Horace Whitaker

    Runner-Up: Tom Stanley and Gary Skinner

    Women’s 3.0 Division
    Women’s 3.0 A

    Winners: Stacey Hammond and Emily Taylor

    Runner Up: Rosemary Kilbridge and Peggy Symanski

    Women’s 3.0 B

    Winner: Alison Burris and Diane Hankins

    Runner Up: Terri Loving and Mary Jane Mikesic

    Women’s 3.5 Division
    Women’s 3.5

    Winners: Karon Mertens and Claire Prince

    Runner Up: Michelle Harrison and Candice Moore

    Women’s 4.0 Division
    Women’s 4.0

    Winners: Wendy Evans and Nancy Lenkowski

    Runner Up: Brittany Hammond and Jen Ludwig


  • 03-Apr-2017 8:34 PM | Jim Loving (Administrator)

    The Grand Strand Pickleball League just finished their first session and had an awards pizza party at the Myrtle Beach State Park on Sunday.  It was a little windy but all had a good time and played volleyball and corn hole.  

    The league was a nomad league playing in different locations across the Grand Strand.  This session had 7 groups of 8 players that played for 8 weeks. Each week players had different partners.  

    The playoff winners of each group were:

    Group A:  Quinn Meyer

    Group B:  George Ball

    Group C:  Paul Robbins / Miriam Habibi (tie)

    Group D:  George Greenfield

    Group E:  Steve Taylor

    Group F:  Larry Tupis

    Group G: Kevin McCarthy

    Thanks to Michele Boswell & Kristen Meyer for running this league.  They are putting some plans together for the next session.  The details should be coming out in a couple of weeks.  
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