Southern Nevada Pickleball
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USAP Road to Nationals, Referees in Actiion, Las Vegas
April 15-21, 2024. Action shots provided courtesy of John Geldermann.

April 21, 2024 - USAP Road to Nationals
Mixed doubles age 54 and under at Sunset Park, Las Vegas, Nevada

April 20, 2024 - USAP Road to Nationals
Women's doubles age 54 and under at Sunset Park, Las Vegas, Nevada

April 19, 2024 - USAP Road to Nationals
Men's doubles age 54 and under at Sunset Park, Las Vegas, Nevada

April 18, Road to Nationals, more player action shots
Action shots provided courtesy of John Geldermann.

April 18, Road to Nationals, player action shots
Action shots provided courtesy of John Geldermann.

April 18, 2024 - USAP Road to Nationals
Singles pickleball all age groups, genders and skills at the Sunset Park pickleball complex in Las Vegas.

April 17, Road to Nationals, player action shots
Action shots provided courtesy of John Geldermann.

April 17, 2024 - USAP Road to Nationals
Mixed doubles age 55 plus. Unique ball handling skills on display today at the sanctioned tournament, Sunset Park.

April 16, Road to Nationals, player action shots
Action shots provided courtesy of John Geldermann.

April 16, 2024 - USAP Road to Nationals
Men competed in doubles competition age 55 plus to qualify for the National final's tournament in November. The challenge was located at Sunset Park, Las Vegas, Nevada.

April 15, Road to Nationals, player action shots
Action shots provided courtesy of John Geldermann.

April 15, 2024 - USAP Road to Nationals
Over 1000 players expected this week at Sunset Park for a sanctioned tournament and a chance for a spot in the National finals. Today was women's doubles age 55 plus. A special Las Vegas guest dropped buy and shared some moves.

December 1 -3, 2023, Toys For Tots, Sun City Summerlin
Picklers gathered to make a toy possible for a child's Christmas. The courts at the Desert Vista Community Center served to host 145 players in a holiday FUNd raiser. Players registered to compete in round robins over the course of three days. Participates and spectators were asked to donate unwrapped toys and/or a monetary donation for the cause. In addition, gift baskets were raffled off to help raise monies. We appreciate the efforts of the Summerlin Pickleball Club, SNP leadership, the local Marine Corps Reserve, active-duty marines, the organizers and all the volunteers in providing an enhanced player experience. Even young active-duty marines picked up a paddle for the first time and experienced the fun of pickleball. Proceeds went to the Marines Toys for Tots 501(c)(3) not-for-profit charity.

November 9-12, 2023, Las Vegas Heroes Open
The annual Heroes Open was held at Sunset Park November 9-12th. Over 240 players gathered to raise monies for three nonprofit organizations: Southern Nevada Pickleball, Clark County Fire Fighters Local 1908 "Proud to Rescue Benevolent fund" and the Law Enforcement Assistance Fund (LEAF). This was a tribute to our veterans and early responders. We thank the players, volunteers, SNP leadership, USAP ambassadors and Excel pickleball for making a quality professional tournament happen.

October 19, 2023, Cora Coleman challenges Desert Breeze
Cora Coleman Senior Center battled Desert Breeze Community Center today in an Elite 8 Seniors Pickleball Tournament at Sunset Park. A squad of 4 mixed-doubles teams selected from each Center participated in a double elimination competition sponsored by Clark County Parks and Recreation. Rico and Keiko prevailed, and the trophy travels back to Desert Breeze for display until next season. A special thanks to Russell Thompson and his staff for making this happen and Commissioner Justin Jones for sponsoring the event. Awesome players and volunteers.

October 18, 2023, Age 55 Plus Forum - mini competitions
Southern Nevada Pickleball Club is pleased to announce the establishment of a pilot program that brings together eight senior communities in our region. The primary objectives of this program are to cultivate new friendships, foster a sense of community that embraces all, and provide opportunities for seniors to engage in recreational activities. We recognize that the success of this venture is contingent upon careful evaluation, and we are currently in the trial phase to determine its viability for future continuation. Throughout this initial phase, we have already witnessed the formation of new friendships and the unification of senior communities that might not have had the opportunity to connect otherwise. On the 12th of November, we will conclude this trial period and conduct a thorough analysis of the program's advantages and disadvantages to make an informed decision about its future. We wish to express our gratitude to all those who have played a part in making this initiative possible, with a special acknowledgment to the Team Captains and their assistants. Your dedication and commitment have been instrumental in shaping this endeavor. The eight communities participating in this program include: Heritage Henderson, Aliante, Regency, Sun City Summerlin, Trilogy Summerlin, Trilogy Sunstone, Siena and Heritage Stonebridge. Regardless of the outcome, we are confident that it has already made a positive impact by bringing communities together and creating opportunities for social engagement. Thank you to everyone involved, and let's continue to work together to strengthen our senior communities and foster lasting connections.

October 13, 2023, Centennial Hills Park adds courts.
Councilwoman Nancy Brune, from Ward 6, hosts the opening of new courts with a ribbon cutting ceremony, October 13th. The City began construction in July to repurpose unused horseshoe pits. Two outdoor pickleball courts with lights are now part of Centennial Hills Park in the north part of the Valley. The courts are located across from the Centennial Y, 7101 N Buffalo. Thank you, City of Las Vegas.

September 30, 2023, Sun City Aliante hosts FUNd raiser
Great turnout September 30 at Sun City Aliante for a SENIOR CHALLENGE ROUND ROBIN benefiting the victims of the recent Maui fire. Thankyou CenterWell for sponsorship. We appreciate the great presentation of our national anthem by the Aliante Sun City Songsters. Hats off to the organizers and volunteers that keep the magic of pickleball alive. Thankyou players for your generosity,

September 12, 2023, Piggot Elementary gets courts
We sure do ❤️ our community partners! Volunteers from the @snpickleball club rolled up their sleeves doing some backbreaking work painting pickleball lines at a school this evening. This school will soon be taking part in a big pickleball event sponsored by the PPA and their tournament sponsors. This inclusive pickleball event couldn't have happened without all the prep work! So THANK YOU

August 12, 2023, FUNd raiser, referee academy,
Players supported a fun evening at Sunset Park August12, 2023. Thanks to the Pickleball Community, monies were raised to help with the upcoming referee Academy. We appreciate all who donated and came out for the fun event. Great partnership with the referees, Excel Pickleball and Southern Nevada Pickleball. Special thanks to all of you who donated the beautiful raffle baskets. A special thanks to all of our referees who take the time to go through the tremendous training and perseverance.  Their efforts allow us to have great tournaments both here in Las Vegas and throughout the country.

June 19-21, 2023 USAP Ambassador Meeting
USA Pickleball Ambassador gather at the Plaza Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada

June 3, 2023; Trilogy Charity Tournament
The Trilogy Sunstone Community opened their venue June 3, 2023 for charity. Players were able to participate in a friendly round robin at courts next to the Cabochon Club. Proceeds from the event go to Three Square, the Poppy Foundation and Southern Nevada Pickleball. Players competed for prizes, not medals and met afterwards for food and drink at the club. A special thank you to the volunteer organizers Patti Chess, Sheryl Bon, Alec Earle, Sheila Earle, Daniel Arias and Brien Vokits.

April 27, 2023; Warrior Fitness Center adds pickelball
Warrior Fitness Center gets three taped off courts. Thanks to volunteer efforts Nellis gym gets pickleball. Thankyou Mark, Augie, Earl, Melissa, Bob, Doug and Kent for making this happen.

April 26, 2023; CCSD adaptive PE at J.D. Smith Middle School
Pickleball mania at S D Smith Middle School. It was the very first-time learning pickleball at the April Paralympic family night! A huge thank you to Southern Nevada Pickleball for volunteering to lead the night's activity! A barbecue happened afterward with mouthwatering 🍔s and 🌭s served by our always incredible friends. Thank you, Patti Chess, Ellen Higgins McEvoy, Karrie Kelley and August Costanzo for doing this for our kids.

April 17 -23, 2023; USAP Mountain Diamond Regional
Regional championship tournament at Sunset Park. This is a qualifier for the new USA Pickleball Diamond Amateur Championship tournament.

April 17 -23, 2023; Medal Photos from Diamond Regional
Gold, Silver and Bronze medal photos from the Mountain Diamond Regional tournament.

April 19, 2023; Diamond Regional Las Vegas Style
Showgirls visit players on Wednesday, April 19, 2023 for photo ops.

2023 Shamrock Open, March 15-18, 2023
276 players descended on the Lake Las Vegas Sports Club for four days of A Wee Bit of Frolic and a Whole Lot of Fun! This is the 7th St Patrick’s Day pickleball tournament for the facility.

SNP Volunteer and member Appreciation Event, March 12, 2023
The SNP Board hosted a social and combined 20 courts of available pickleball play at Sunset Park March 12,2023. 160 plus players came together for fun, food and camaraderie Our local musician Randy Wheeler provided live music accepting the popping of the balls as applause. Representatives were available for players to try our different brands of paddles.

Neon Picklers 1 year anniversary, February 13, 2022
The Neon Picklers meetup group celebrates a 1-year anniversary with potluck, pickleball, games and prizes. The event was held February 13th at Durango. Congrats. Great accomplishment. A shout out to Sheila Stewart for organizing the event. The players raised money to buy a ball machine that will be shared by the group to practice.

Collection - Creative use of pickleballs, December 19, 2022
Players get creative with pickleballs that crack, lose their bounce, go out of round or become soft on a side.

PPA visits Vassiliadis Elementary School, December 14, 2022
The Professional Pickleball Association visited Vassiliadis Elementary School. Pros AJ Koller and Lea Jensen had the opportunity to orient students to pickleball. What a great day of learning and laughing! The Assistant Principal and Special Education Facilitator at the school are fellow "picklers". We applaud them for their dedication to the sport and for wanting to bring the pickleball to their school! We appreciate the help from volunteer coaches; Daniel, Debbie, Hayden, Sara, Brien, Courtney, Jack, Brenda, and Terry. SNP volunteers painted lines for four pickleball courts. We appreciate Miles from Sport Courts for donating paint and some equipment. Additional equipment and supplies were donated by SNP. We appreciate the help from Rose, Henry, Marty, Daniel, Mark, Terry, Brenda, Bri and Patti in making the courts happen. Thank you; SNP, PPA and all of the volunteers.

2022 Toys for Tots Charity Round Robin, December 2-4, 2022
Sun City Summerlin served as host for the 2022 Toys for Tots Charity Round Robin December 2-4. 160 players assemble at the Desert Vista Community Center to compete, have fun, and support a great charity. Players brought unwrapped new toys or gave a monetary donation at the event to help kids this holiday season. Picklers played hard while finding a moment of joy. Toys 4 Tots raised $12,965 and filled 8 oversized boxes with toys for this Marine's charity. A round of thanks to the Sun City Pickleball Club, Marine Toys for Tots and picklers.

PPA visits R. Guild Gray Elementary, October 6, 2022
Today at Guild Gray Elementary, pickleball happened. SNP helped coordinate the pickleball community to help get pickleball in our schools. Thanks to the PPA and sponsors for your generous gift of paddles, balls and nets to build a pickleball program. Special thanks to pros Irena and Yana for putting together a great clinic for the kids. Hayden and the CCSD have done a great job with bringing pickleball to the schools. Then there are the ambassadors and players who volunteered their time to line courts, assisting in teaching the kids etc.. Then there are the people behind the scenes like Sport Courts who gave us the equipment needed to build the courts at the school. I am proud to be a part of the Southern Nevada Pickleball Community. Patti Chess

New Picklers , Sept 22, 2022
Today at Sunset Park, I had the privilege of teaching 3 brothers pickleball. They were in Las Vegas for a family reunion. Meet Tim, Dan and Dave. This is what I truly love about being an ambassador. Patti Chess

Nevada Senior Games, September 16 -18, 2022
The Nevada Senior Games held its annual pickleball tournament. 214 players descended on the Sunset Regional Park Pickleball Complex in Las Vegas. This was truly a volunteer effort, great competition, and a good time. One player even traveled from England to represent the Solihull Pickleball Club.

Durango Hills Pickleball Origin, December 2013
Durango Hills pickleball courts began as a converted roller hockey rink. Five courts opened in December of 2013 and players have has fun since.