NORTH COUNTY – The North County Pickleball players celebrated the official opening of new courts located at Castle Creek Resort last month. A fun Pickleball Scramble was the format to welcome all the new players. Pickleball volunteers just completed repainting the tennis courts and converting them into dedicated pickleball courts. Over 50 players participated in the fun agenda and enjoyed a luncheon at Castle Creek Country Club.
Pickleball is still the fastest growing sport in the Senior Olympics. Everyone is welcome to watch, join in, or sign up for class at either venue in North County. Melba Bishop Community Center on North River Road, Oceanside offers pickleball every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday mornings 9 a.m. to noon and Tuesday evenings 5:30 to 9 p.m. Castle Creek has drop in play Tuesday, Thursday, and Sundays at 8:30 am.
The San Diego Senior Olympics will be hosting Pickleball competition at the Castle Creek courts from September 20 to 23. This event has grown so much from four years ago. For information on the games or additional information on places to play pickleball in San Diego County, log onto the national website www.usapa.org or contact Beverly Youngren, USAPA Ambassador for San Diego County, at IgotITPickleball@aol.com or Dennis Dacey, Pickleball Commissioner for San Diego Senior Games at email@example.com.