It’s summertime in Indiana and all of Pickleball Nation loves to move outdoors for pickleball play. We love it outside too, so it is a good time to get out of our indoor academy home at SportONE Fieldhouse and onto the road. Of course the tournament circuit never ends for us, but it is fun to take the academy to visit towns and communities throughout the state. The reception has been simply amazing. Thank you to everyone who have invited us to your courts to teach and play. Pickleball Rocks because of you!
Stephanie and Abby and LeEllen and Josh
NEED YOUR HELP
Hey Pickleball Nation,
It never ceases to amaze us, the generosity of the pickleball community.
Hopefully you have not been to battle with Parkinson’s. Hopefully you don’t know anyone who has had to battle this insidious disease. Unfortunately, you probably have.
The good news is that progress is being made and thanks to the upcoming Gamma Pickleball Classic in Pittsburgh, money is being raised to help speed up the research and eventually cure this horrible disease.
And with your help the Pickleball Rocks Team is going to help with this great cause.
We’ll have four team members at the Gamma Pickleball Classic and you can help any or all of them as we raise funds to battle Parkinson’s disease.
We’ll be using the new USAPA Every Point Counts program to take pledges and raise money.
Josh Grubbs and Stephanie Lane will be teaming up in mixed doubles and would love to have you make a pledge for every point they score during their event.
To pledge and sponsor Josh and Abby, CLICK HERE.
Next we have Abby Grubbs teaming up with our youngest team member LeEllen Lane in ladies doubles. To support Abby and LeEllen with a pledge, CLICK HERE.
YES, WE NEED YOUR HELP!!!!!
So the bottom line is, we’re asking you to make a pledge where we will multiply it times every point your chosen team scores.
Or you can make a flat fee pledge too by CLICKING HERE.
And trust me, our Pickleball Rocks team members will all be doing their very best.
TO MAKE A SPONSORSHIP PLEDGE FOR TEAM Josh and Stephanie or TEAM Abby and LeEllen, CLICK ON THE SPONSORSHIP SHEET BELOW. It will take you to a page where you can make your pledge. You do not pay anything until after the tournament, when we will contact you with our team’s results.
CBS SPORTS LOVES PICKLEBALL
Put August 1st on your calendar. That is the day registration opens for the mother of all pickleball tournaments. And yes, you read the title right. CBS Sports Network will be broadcasting the Gold Medal Open Matches from the 2017 USAPA National Pickleball Championships in Casa Grande, Arizona.
Stay tuned for more news on this yearly pickleball tradition.
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One of the most fun pickleball events of the year is coming this next week. The St. Jude National Indoor Classic tournament is coming to LakePoint Champions Center in Cartersville, Georgia from May 22nd through May 24th.
And this tournament is special. The USAPA has put together this great event with one and only one thought in mind. LET’S RAISE MONEY FOR ST. JUDE.
They’ve even gone so far as to give every penny of the entry fees to St. Jude. And you got to decide how much to pay for your entry fee when you registered to play. Just awesome. Can’t wait to play this one.
BUT WE NEED YOUR HELP!!!!!
Fortunately I’ve landed a great partner to play with in this one. The one and only Jack Thomas will be there to carry our team and we’ve come up with an idea to help us raise some additional funds for St. Jude.
Jack named it EVERY POINT COUNTS, and I am humbly asking you to sponsor me or my partner Jack with a donation for every point we score during our Men’s Doubles 50+ 5.0 Event. Currently there are 5 teams entered in our division so I don’t know if we’ll play a round robin or 2 and out.
Also, Pickleball Rocks Team member Stephanie Lane will be playing this weekend in the first ever tournament in Atlanta. If you don’t like Jack or me, PLEASE support Stephanie with a pledge for every point she scores in her Open Pro Mixed event. Be careful as you choose your per point amount since she is REALLY good. 🙂
So the bottom line is, we’re asking you to make a pledge where we will multiply it times every point we score.
And trust me, we will all be doing our very best.
TO MAKE A SPONSORSHIP PLEDGE FOR JACK OR STEPHANIE OR ROCKET, CLICK ON THE SPONSORSHIP SHEET. It will take you to a page where you can make your pledge. You do not pay anything until after the tournament, when we will contact you with our results.
Cannot thank you enough for helping us help St. Jude’s. God Bless You. -Rocket
We enjoyed being at the 2017 US Open Pickleball Championships and we certainly enjoyed sending out daily updates from the blog. While we did our best to give you a feel for what it is like to attend this wonderful event, nobody captures pickleball like Pickleball Channel. Hopefully you are already subscribed to their Pickleball Channel YouTube Channel since they will be releasing a ton of great coverage from the US Open and other top level tournaments throughout the year.
Here are a few of Pickleball Channel’s recent releases from Naples. Enjoy!
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The Pickleball Rocks Team