Pickleball tournaments were held at Palm Desert Resort CC & Shadow Mountain CC. ORPS’ Winners in these two tournaments:

R IC M OORE : Gold in Men's’ Doubles G ARY K AUTZ : Bronze in Men's’ Doubles C INDY W ILSON : Gold in Women's’ Doubles Skill E D N EWMAN & D AVE S ABENS : Bronze in Senior Men's’ Doubles G ARY K AUZ : Silver in Men's’ Doubles & Mixed Skill R OLF K LOSS : Silver in Men's Doubles Skill C INDY W ILSON : Gold in Women's’ Doubles Skill Our ORPS residents have represented us well!

CAN PICKLEBALL CLUB NEWS We are thrilled to announce the ORPS owner vote on pickleball was a success! 608 owners, or 81% of all who voted, threw their support behind pickleball as the third major sport at Outdoor Resort! Two contiguous racquet courts will be converted to pickleball, and the Pickleball Club has accepted donations from members totaling $25,000 to make the conversion possible. We are planning on having the courts completed over the summer, for a grand opening in early November. Thank you to all owners who saw the value of a fun, new sport to play in our Resort and to our Board of Directors for making this possible!

Winners in the IMF Senior Games in Palm Desert: Ed Newman, Dave Sabens: GOLD MENS DBLS Bonny and Gerry Friesen: SILVER MXED DBLS Susan Newman: BRONZE MXED DBLS Gary Kautz: SILVER, MENS DBLS,MXD DBS

Tournament Novice Pickleball

First Place Winners

Second Place Winners

PICKLEBALL SCHEDULE FOR APRIL For the month of April, beginner lessons will be discontinued. They will resume in November. All courts will be Open Play starting April 1, until court conversion begins. For more information, contact S TAN or M AUREEN M ILLER -N IELSEN at 760 424-8002 for skill development videos, human interest stories on new people taking up the sport, bios of up and coming pickleball players. check out event brackets in real time on all tournaments around the valley and across the country. Palm Desert Senior Games is listed as ISF Palm Desert Senior Games. Check out the 3.5 and 4.0 event brackets for results for all ORPS players. Go ORPS go! ONLINE PICKLEBALL NEWS There’s lots of news online about the growing sport of pickleball. Check out our club website:

Carol Eastlund & Charles Stinton with our tournament organizers Bob & Alisia Foyle

Marie Baker & her son Talon Baker

Third Place

Bev & Jerry McIntire

Intermediate/Advanced Winners

First place Gerry & Bonny Friesen Second place Sherry Mindel &

Russ Baker Third place : Bob & Alisia Foyle


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