2022 Spring Tournament
May 17-18, 2022
Perfect weather for our Spring Tournament made conditions ideal for our random partner doubles tournament. Players had different partners and different opponents for each game. We had 92 participants in four separate sessions over the two days. Here are the winners. You can see all scores by pressing the tabs below.
3.0-3.5 Group Tuesday, May 17, 8:00am
1st Place: Mike Sellers
2nd Place: Christie Chingas
3rd Place: Kristi Perkins
1.0-3.0 Group, Tuesday, May 17, 10:00am
1st Place: Karen Kraus
2nd Place: Barbara Haymore
3rd Place: Ivor McIvor
3.5-5.0 Group Wednesday, May 18, 8:00am
1st Place: Tom Ackerson
2nd Place: Trot Morden
3rd Place: Todd Homberg
3.5-5.0 Group Wednesday, 10:00am
1st Place: Todd Homberg
2nd Place: Myrna Leuck
3rd Place: Rand Clark
St. Paddy's Tournament
March 21-22, 2022
Our first tournament of the year was fixed-partner affair by skill levels. We had two sessions for the 3.5-5.0 Group and one session for the 1.0-3.25 Group. Players enjoyed choosing their own partners and practicing together before the event. We even had some brave husband and wife teams!
3.5-5.0 Group Monday, March 21, 8:00am
1st Place: Judy de los Cobos, Jacob Loveland
2nd Place: Tammy Solum, Patrick Wallace
3rd Place: Robert Price, Rand Clark
1.0-3.25 Group, Monday, March 21, 10:00am
1st Place: Bob Sawyer, Karen Sawyer
2nd Place: Lauri Koress, Isabel Dulfano
3rd Place: Lezlie Evans, Cammy Fuller
3.5-5.0 Group Monday, March 21, 8:00am
1st Place: Marie Bird, Ann Schultz
2nd Place: Doris Schmidt, Bryan Mahoney
3rd Place: Stephanie Tagge, Suz Evensen
Our Heber Valley Pickleball Club really came through for our Holiday toy drive. Several hundred toys and over $700.00 in cash donations were collected at our 2 day fun filled tournament and wonderful Holiday Party. All these donations will stay in our Valley and help abused children.
Thank you all so much for your giving and generous hearts.
We appreciate Myrna Leuck for coordinating this effort.
Holiday Toy Drive - December 6-8, 2021
Holiday Banquet and Membership Meeting - December 8, 2021
We had a wonderful evening at our 2021 Holiday dinner and membership meeting at Soldier Hollow Golf Course Clubhouse. Over 80 members and guests attended the banquet, which featured prime rib, turkey, potatoes, vegetables, green salad, rolls and raspberry cheesecake. During the business meeting, we discussed the growth of the club, from 120 members at the beginning of the year to 249 members currently. Outgoing club officers were thanked for their tireless efforts during the year and the new officers were announced. The 2021 officers of the Heber Valley Pickleball Club were:
President: Travis Nokes
Past President, Advisor: Connie Greene
Social Director: Chriss Beeman
Asst Social Director: Jane Bowers
Tournament Director: Glenn Singley
Teaching Director: Tom Ackerson
Treasurer: Donna Delanty
The officers for 2022 are:
President: Connie Greene
Vice President: Tammy Solum
Social Director: Susan Lockhart
Tournament Director: Glenn Singley
Website Editor: Glenn Singley
Teaching Director: Tom Ackerson
Treasurer: Donna Delanty
We had a banner year, with 5 major tournaments and several small skill-level specific tournaments. Training classes were held on Fridays during the Spring and Summer months and were very popular. We appreciate the great efforts of Wasatch County for maintaining the courts and encouraging our play both on the outside courts at Southfield Park and at the Rec Center. Thanks to Chriss Beeman and Jane Bowers for arranging the banquet. The food was great and the company even better!
2021 Holiday Tournament
December 6 & 7, 2021
We reserved 6 courts in the Wasatch County Recreation Center for three tournament sessions on December 6 and 7. Skill levels were mixed for the tournament and many new players got a good taste of tournament play. We all had fun and met many new members of the club. Winners of each session were:
Monday, December 6, 10:00am
1st place: Donna Delanty
2nd place: Randi Stephens
3rd place: Jay Pitts
4th place tie: Rod Freudenberg & Lea McDill
Tuesday, December 7, 8:00am
1st place: Suz Evenson
2nd place: Michael Duggin
3rd place: Judy de los Cabos
Tuesday, December 7, 10:00am
1st place: Deanna Mahoney
2nd place: Lynne Harmes
3rd place: Tom Smart
Summer Skill level Mixer and Annual Club Picnic
August 17 & 18, 2021
Our Summer Skill Level Mixer on August 17 and 18 was our largest club tournament to date. We had a record 88 players play in four sessions over the two days. The rain came as we closed out session 2 on Tuesday August 17 and to make sure we could continue on Wednesday, we moved sessions 3 and 4 indoors to the Rec Center. Winners for the August 17, 8am 3.5-5.0 session were Dale Beeman 1st place, Gary Havens 2nd Place, and Bob Whelan 3rd Place. The 10:00am 1.0-3.25 session winners were 1st Dannie Smith, 2nd Diane Cottle and 3rd Jan Altieri. On Wednesday, the 8:00am 1.0-3.25 winners were Chad Cossairt 1st place, Kurt Schneiber 2nd place, and Paul Kennard 3rd place. At 10:00am, the 3.5-5.0 winners were 1st Tom Smart, 2nd John Murphy, and 3rd Mike Altieri. Congratulations to the winners!
We moved the annual summer picnic from the gazebo at Southfield Park to the Rec Center due to rain. We had a delicious meal of pizza, salad and ice cream bars along with a few pickleball and cornhole games to boot. Thanks to Chriss Beeman and crew for setting things up. It was good to get to know new members of the club and their families at the event.
Summer Evening Tournament
July 14, 2021
We had a little break from the hottest weather of the week and had a fun fixed partner tournament on July 14, 2021. We had two sessions of 24 players starting at 5pm and 7pm. At 5pm the winners of a tight battle were Kerry Belcher and Travis Nokes with a perfect 66, followed by Judy de los Cobos and David Taylor at 65 and Connie Greene and Jacob Loveland at 64. The winners of the 7pm session were Michelle Henry and Scott Treu at 66, followed by Paula Dean Trater and Mike Ho at 65, and Cindy and Brian Cossairt at 61.
Weekly Pickleball Clinics
Starting Friday June 4, 2021
We will begin weekly Pickleball Clinics on Friday June 4th, and offer those FREE to members, most Fridays through the summer. We will have an Intermediate class from 8 to 9am, and a Beginners class from 9 to 10am each Friday. These clinics will be held on courts 1, 2 and 3 at Southfield Park.
Spring Fling 2021 Tournament
May 12 & 13, 2021
We had a record participation for our HVPC Spring Fling 2021 tournament with three sessions filling our six newer outside courts for a total of 72 players. We played a mixed doubles mixer type tournament with new partners and opponents for each game. All skill levels were thrown together, and we met a lot of players new to the club. For the May 12 8:00am session, we had two players tied for 1st: David Taylor and Doris Schmidt, 2nd Place: Lynn Harms and Judy de los Cobos. For the 10:00am session, 1st place went to Kevin Olsen, with a tie for 2nd: Kristy Perkins and Dale Beeman. On Thursday May 13 at 8:00am, in 1st place was Tammy Rogers, 2nd place Gary Havens and a tie for third place between Ray Ellison and Diane Cottle. Congratulations to all that played.
Winter 2021 Tournament
February 25, 2021
We trickled into the Rec Center this Fall, braving fears of COVID-19. By tournament time, a fairly good number of club members had started playing again. We had a great tournament on February 25, 2021, using our new membership and event planning website, livepickleball.com, to register players and create the tournament pairings. We had 20 players in the 3.5 to 5.0 Group starting at 8:00 am and 13 players in the 1.0 to 3.0 Group, starting at 10:00 am. We went electronic for the first time, with a monitor showing actual names of partners and opponents for each game, rather than trying to decipher names and numbers on white boards. Last minute changes to players and the number of players playing were no problem to fix on the go. All went pretty smoothly.
Winners for the the 3.5 to 5.0 Group were 1) Driggs Walker, 2) Travis Nokes, 3) Judy de los Cobos and 4) Lewis Clark, Scott Peery and Glenn Singley (tied).
Winners for the 1.0 - 3.0 Group were 1) Amy Underhill, Carma Isaac, and Cindy Cossairt (tied) and 4) Christina Beeman.
A "Champions of the World" playoff game was held for each Group at the end of regular play. In those games, Driggs and Judy beat Travis and Lewis in the 3.5 to 5.0 Group and Amy and Cindy beat Carma and Chris in the 1.0 - to 3.0 Group.
Fall 2020 Tournament
October 7, 2020
Our Fall Tournament started out more like a Klondike Tournament, with a starting temperature of 31 degrees at 8:00 AM for the men's starting whistle. The men braved the cold and had a fun tournament. Top scorers were Jacob Loveland with 64 out of 66 possible points, David Taylor with 63 points and Travis Nokes with 61. Temperatures kindly warmed for the Women's Tournament. Winners for the women included Connie Greene with 62 points, Lea McDill with 61 and Alicia Levigne with 59 points. Both the Men's and Women's Tournaments included several 1st time tournament players. Games ran smoothly and other than Jack Richardson's cut finger that promptly got a band-aid from Connie, no injuries were reported. A special thanks to Jim Perkins, who came early and used his leaf blower to blow the leaves off all the courts prior to the games.
Summer 2020 Tournament
July 8, 2020
Spring 2020 Tournament
March 11, 2020
Our summer tournament was a lot of fun, playing on the new courts at Southfield Park on July 8, 2020. We held a Queen of the Court tournament at 8:00 AM for the women and a King of the Court tournament at 10:00 AM for the men. After each game, winning teams split and moved up one court and losing teams split and moved down one court. We had a few challenges keeping the rotations to new courts and new partners straight, but it all worked out just fine. Each player marked down his/her score after each game.
Top scorers for the women were Kerry Belcher, with 61 out of 66 possible points, Michelle Wheeler with 58, and Paula Trater and Tammy Solum with 57 points.
Top men's top scorers were Travis Nokes with 62 points, Bob Faigen with 61 and David Taylor with 59.
We look forward to our next tournament in September or October. Stay tuned for announcements of the date and format.
We held our first Pickleball Tournament of 2020, on March 11 at 8:30 am at the Rec Center. We used a random pairing mixed doubles tournament with 24 women and 24 men all trying to garner the most total points. Players were paired with a different partner of the opposite gender for each game. There was no separation according to skill level. Highly skilled players and beginners were randomly mixed, making it a great way to meet and play with people in the club that might not otherwise get together on the court. We played 6 games to 15, making a possible score of 90.
Immediately following the tournament, an Awards Luncheon was held at the Rec Center, catered by Cafe Rio. Yum! The big winners of the day were Bob Whelan with a perfect 90 point and Travis Nokes with 85 for the men and Stephanie Tagge with 89 and Marie Bird with 88 for the women.
Craig and Tom Win Gold at the Senior Olympics!
Fall 2019 Tournament
September 1 8 & 19, 2019
We just had a very successful Fall PB Tournament, and outdoors too! We must have done something right, because the ‘Weather Gods’ were on our side; two perfect mornings for outdoor playing, and no wind, if anything, a little too much sun-glare, but everybody appeared to cope well with it.
We had 44 club members participating: 28 on Wednesday (A Group), and 16 on Thursday (B Group). This included a few first timers: Bob Faigen, Stefanie Wilcox, Elyse and Greg Orr, Travis Nokes, Deb Stenger, Christie Winterton, Cindy Cossairt, and Dallas Bancroft.
In Group A, the top scorer with 87 points, making a statement to all the men participants, was Kerry Belcher. She is obviously ready to tackle her upcoming regional tournament, playing in Level 4.
Following closely behind in 2nd place, with 86 points, was Bob Whelan, 3rd with 85 - Jacob Loveland. Jean-Marc Girardin, 4th with 78 points, and in 5th place, with 75, was shared by Travis Nokes and Tom Ackerson.
Group B, also making a statement, with 82 points, was won by ‘mighty’ Michele Henry. She came out determined to prove me wrong, since she was considering signing up in Group A, and I talked her out of it! 2nd was Chris Berg with 75 points, 3rd Christie Winterton with 70, 4th Pam Jepperson with 66, and 5th Judie Eaton with 65.
So that you can plan ahead of time, the next and final Tournament of the year is tentatively scheduled to be held at the Rec.Center on Tuesday December 10, the day of our X-mas Party.
Summer 2019 Picnic
August 28, 2019
On August 20, 2019, the Club enjoyed a Potluck Picnic at Southfield Park. The food was delicious and a good time was had by all. Thanks to Jane Bowers for organizing the event. Hats off to Jean-Marc for being the dominator in the horseshoe event. A few of us will be gunning for him at the next picnic.
Summer 2019 Tournament
June 14, 2019
We celebrated Flag Day, June 14, 2019, with our Summer Tournament at the Rec Center. Players set up their own partnerships to play in the A Group (12 teams) or B Group (10 teams). Here are the results:
1st Place: Tom Ackerson - Jacob Loveland
2nd Place: Connie Greene - Ken Micklesen
3rd Place: Doug Jenkins - Cooper Jenkins
4th Place (tie): Craig Stark - Mike Duggin, Glenn Singley - Allan Bell
1st Place: Sally Lutz - Ron Lutz
2nd Place: Susan Lockhart - Minou Boyer
3rd Place: Brynn Nygren - Liz Findlay
4the Place (tie): Michele Henry - Judie Eaton, Tammy Solum - Lynn Dolan
Spring 2019 Tournament
March 13 & 14, 2019
Spring Tournament - Hans Stocker
Looks like we had a great Spring Tournament, at least it felt like that to me.
Participation was exactly the same as last year’s: 40 players in total. Last year: 24 women players,16 men; this year: 20 women, 20 men.
This time around I tried to split players into two skill-level Groups, A & B, but it only materialized with the ladies. Men, mostly feel that they are too good to play in a lower level of competition!. I only had three men players sign up to group B, and therefore had to cancel it. One bowed out of the Tournament, and the other two played in the single Men’s Group.
Group A Women had 9 players. Everybody played 6 games in a Round Robin format, and had one bye. We noticed some really fierce competition!, no prisoners were taken!.
Marie ended up on top with 75 points (with an assist from April, who played one game for her), followed by Paula Dean with 73, and Stephanie with 72. Connie with 71 and Kerry with 70 followed close behind.
Group B Women had 11 players. They all played 5 games in a Round Robin, and had 2 byes.
Pam Jepperson finished with the top score in this Group with 67 points; 2nd was Chris with 64, and 3rd Judie with 59. The two Marys’, Freudenberg and Whelan, followed with 53 and 52 points respectively.
Other than that this group had to cope with the glare from the windows in the back, everybody looked like they were enjoying their games.
In the Men's Group of 20, all played 6 games; also in a Round Robin, but with no byes. Everybody (as was the case with the Women’s Groups) had a number assigned when registering to participate, and in that order.
Wade Morden ended up on top with a perfect score of 90! (equaling Myrna’s feat from last Spring), taking every point, and game seriously, as he always does. Jim Burton, a visitor from down the Valley, came in 2nd with 77 points, and Jacob 3rd with 76. Doug Jenkins and Jean Marc followed in a shared 4th place, both with 72 points.
No trophies / medals / awards were handed out, and I think, none were missed. Jane took care of the water and snacks stand on both mornings, much appreciated by everybody.
Our Summer Tournament is tentatively scheduled for the second week of June, outdoors, very likely combined with a Social. The precise format of this event will depend on the number of courts we have available, number of interested players, and general desire. I am inclined to try pre-set pairs competition again, maybe in two skill-levels, but am open to suggestions.
2018 Year End Dinner and Annual Meeting
December 2018 Tournament
December 12, 2018
I guess we had another successful Tournament, at least it was popular enough that we filled up all the spots: 48, and even had a few players left wanting. Like in the previous tournament, we had an even number of men and women participating: 24, which I guess indicates that the Club Membership is pretty evenly split in the gender players.
Of note, only about 40% of the games went to the full 15 points, which means that most games where fairly competitive. Nobody got hurt, everybody played all 6 games.
Top three positions in both men and women categories were incredibly close: just 3 points separating them, after 6 games, all with different partners!
Top Women positions were: 1, Alicia Lavigne with 72 points (incredible considering that she only started playing PB this Fall!), 2, Jana Halliday with 71, and 3, Jane Bowers with 70.
Top Men: 1, shared by Tom Ackerson and Michael Topp with 81 points, 2, Alfredo Vogliardi with 79 (also a recent newcomer to the sport!), and 3, Dale Beeman with 78.