The English OPEN was blessed with alchemy!

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‘Alchemy – a seemingly magical process of transformation, creation or combination.’ Alchemy played its part in making the inaugural English OPEN a fantastic success.  12 months of detailed planning by 2 Tournament Directors, a dedicated Tournament Committee, bespoke software, a group of wonderful volunteers, an amazing venue, a fabulous hotel within walking distance, a dance […]

Raising Club Funds

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Every club needs funds to cover the costs of nets, balls, paddles, public liability insurance, etc. Sometimes when club fees only cover venue hire, there is a need to raise funds. An ideal way to raise funds is with a friendly fun tournament. We were asked to attend the January Jinks fun tournament at Maidstone […]

SE Singles League 12.1.19

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One of pickleballEngland’s objectives is to arrange Leagues and Ladders to encourage competitive play and help players improve their game.  The first League that has been introduced is a Singles League.  The reason we went for Singles first is that there is an appetite for singles play that most clubs can’t satisfy – a limited […]

Monster Mash Up

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Monster Mash Up Tournament, New Malden, Surrey. 27th September 2018 Tournament Directors: Louise Fournelier Stephens, Sam Basford, Lisa Foord & Karen Mitchell 48 Players 3.5 rating or above. 24 Teams, no teams can have played together before and their rating shouldn’t add up to more than 8.0.  Add  Fancy Dress to the mix and you […]

Don’t miss the English OPEN tournament!

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We have attended more than a dozen tournaments between us and learned a lot along the way about what we like and what we don’t like about tournaments.  Apart from the Ramsgate outdoor tournament in July 2018 there wasn’t a large tournament in England in 2018.  Given the growing community of pickleball players, this is […]