Carolina Coastal Pickleball Club

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  • 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 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

    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.  
  • 26-Mar-2017 8:16 PM | Jim Loving (Administrator)

    I am sad to inform all our pickleball friends that our pickleball Patriarch, Rena Grant, has passed away today at 5:10pm. Linda posted an update on facebook. Our prayers go out to all her family as they go through this trying times. It has been a touch year for Rena as she kept battling various set backs. I'm sure we'll get more information concerning arrangements in the coming days.  

    Terri and I still remember the day 4 years ago that Rena saw us looking in the gym through the glass to see what was going on.  She dragged us and told us it was PICKLEBALL!  We've been crazy about the game since.  Thanks Rena!  

    We'll miss you.

    Jim & Terri

  • 16-Mar-2017 5:38 PM | Jim Loving (Administrator)

    Got a call yesterday from Nancy about the 2017 Myrtle Beach Seaside Classic Pickleball Tournament  The girls will be returning this year to run the tournament.  For those that are new, this is one of the biggest pickleball tournaments on the east coast.  Last year, there were more than 275 players from all over the country.  

    This will be played in Myrtle Beach's new Sports Center behind the convention center.  This year the dates are:

    Thurs Sept 21 - Open Practice

    Fri - Sept 22 - Women's Doubles

    Sat - Sept 23 - Mixed Doubles

    Sun - Sept 24 - Men's Doubles

    They will have cash prizes for Men's and Women's 5.0s.  No singles play this year.

    The MB Pickleball Club supports this tournament and provides volunteers to run the tournament.  We will need 40-50 volunteers to run this smoothly.  We'll need folks to tape the courts (up to 25 courts), registration, stuff shirts, hydration stations, referees, scoreboard, setup and tear down.  We'll send out volunteer signup information at a later date.  

    We'll also begin to look for sponsor donations as we have in the past.  This can be cash donations, gift cards, discount certificates as well as items for the player bags.  

    For more information on the tournament and to register, please use the following link.  All registrations will be done online this year.

    http://www.pickleballtournaments.com/welcome.pl?tid=1163

    Jim

  • 24-Feb-2017 3:49 PM | Jim Loving (Administrator)

    MBPC SPRING FLING DANCE 


    Date:  Saturday March 11, 2017

    Time: 6:30pm - 9:30pm

    WOOD LAKE CLUB HOUSE

    153 Wood Lake Drive

    Murrells Inlet, SC 29576



    We want to thank one of our members, Doug Hunt, for securing his communities club house for our Spring Fling dance. This is a very nice venue with a large capacity and large dance floor. This year will have Karen & Carl playing and singing again.   


    This event will be BYOB (Bring Your Own Bottle of whatever).  The club will provide some snacks, paper products, and coffee.   


    Being so close to St Patrick Day, some say this is our St. Patty’s Dance.  We’ll just say Green attire is optional.   While the club will provide some snacks, you are encouraged to bring snacks to be shared at your table.  Tables will be setup in mostly groups of 8 with the possibility of a couple of larger based upon the number of attendees.  


    We are asking that you sign up for this event via Doodle web site.  To sign up, please us the link below.  Members are welcome to bring a guest, but please keep this reasonable.  No groups of 4 or more please.  The club is funding this event. 


    Click HERE to indicate if you are attending or not.  Enter your name (if it’s not there) and click the appropriate box or boxes.  


    Thanks,


    JIm

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