Myrtle Beach Pickleball Club


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  • 27-Sep-2017 3:43 PM | Jim Loving (Administrator)

    This is the MBPC Fall picnic at the Myrtle Beach State Park.  This year will be a Fall games and activities including: 

    • Pumpkin Carving
    • Apple Bobbing
    • Smores 
    • much more.

    Hot dogs & hamburgers will be provided by the club.  Everyone is asked to bring a side dish to share and please bring your own drinks.

    Members can bring a guest for $5.  Let us know if you plan to show.

  • 26-Sep-2017 9:19 PM | Jim Loving (Administrator)

    This meeting is for all members of the Myrtle Beach Pickleball Club.  The topics of this meeting will determine a lot of the future of the club in the coming years.  We will discuss two major topics:

    Proposal to make the club Non-Profit organization

    Discuss options for the 2018 Myrtle Beach Pickleball Tournament


  • 02-Aug-2017 3:41 PM | Sue Miller (Administrator)

    The Myrtle Beach Pickleball Club is collecting donations of school supplies to support Help4Kids of Horry County from August 1 through August 11.

    If you would like to donate, please bring school supplies, backpacks, lunch boxes, etc. to Carolina Forest Rec Center or Crabtree Gym.

    Please note that August 4-6 is tax free weekend.

  • 30-Jun-2017 8:08 PM | Jim Loving (Administrator)

    Fresh off resigning her position as Secretary of the MBPC, Audrey Connery has organized a night to see the Myrtle Beach Pelican's play the Salem Red Sox. 

    She has purchased 20 tickets to the game and the first 20 people to sign up get them.  If she get's more than 20 people, we can get additional tickets.

    The event is up on the web site.  If you are interested in joining us, please login and register for this event.

  • 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. 


  • 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 . 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

    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 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

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