Hot Springs Village Hosted a “Company’s Coming” Event
NEW PICKLEBALL FACILITY HOSTS FIRST EVENT
Saturday, November 10, 2018
at our beautiful new Desoto Courts
Company’s Coming was the theme of the first pickleball event held Saturday November 10 at the new fourteen-court pickleball facility, located at the DeSoto Family Recreation Park. Featured were forty doubles teams from Southern Arkansas and hosted by many players from the Hot Springs Village Pickleball Club.
Teams consisted of two men, two women, or one man and one woman playing in skill levels from intermediate, or 2.5, to expert/advanced, or 4.5 to 5.0. Women were spotted one half skill level in the competition; however, the level of the most skilled player became the team’s skill level. Each of five brackets was played in a round robin format, requiring each team to play all the other teams in their bracket (or pool). A match consisted of three games to 11 points. All teams played at least four matches while several teams had to play as many as seven matches to determine all the winners.
First and second place winners were those teams with the best match record, with any ties broken by the team who scored the most total points during the round robin. Two brackets, 3.0 and 3.5, were divided into two pools, and the winners of the respective pools met to determine first and second places.
Winners of the day’s competition were as follows: 2.5 Winners—father/son team who had been playing pickleball for only two weeks, Morris Polston and Keith Polston, HSV; 3.0 Winners—husband/wife team who bested all other teams, Terry and Cheryl Alder, HSV; 3.5 Winners—Joe Dixon, Benton , and Rusty Arnold, Bryant; 4.0 Winners—Julie Edmonds and Mark Focken, HSV; and 4.5/5.0 Winners—Larry Patrick and Elliott Nguyen, both from Hot Springs.
The next event is planned in the Spring for our northern Arkansas neighbors.
Pictures from the event provided by FT Eyre
Grand Opening – Friday October 5, 2018
Picture and comments submitted by FT Eyre
PICKLBALL COMPLEX GRAND OPENING
Over 100 Villagers attended the new DeSota Recreational Pickleball Complex Grand Opening Ribbon Cutting event on Friday, October 05, 2018. Linda Mayhood, HSV COO, & Greg Allen, HSV Pickleball Club VP, cut the ribbon. (L) Stacy Hoover, Director of Recreation, and (R) Stephanie Heffer, Director of Place Making and Development, with Leslie Nalley, HSV CEO (holding the ribbon end). After the ceremony all the participants played pickleball on the new courts and snacked on hot dogs provided by the POA.
This event heralds a new beginning for competitive Pickleball in Hot Springs Village.
For those interested in more information on playing Pickleball contact Greg Allen at 501-226-9699, email@example.com.
Hot Springs Village Pickleball Club, hsvpickleball.org
Pictures by Renee Steinpreis
Last Play on the Old Desoto Courts
Photos and comments by FT Eyre and drone Photos by Renee Steinpreis
THE LAST GAME
Deb Allen returns the serve to Nancy Harlow and Dennis Wild. The Hot Springs Village Pickleball Club had a great close out game day for the old courts in the Village with over thirty players playing on Sunday.
THE LAST NET
Randy Share & Greg Allen, President & Vice President of the Hot Springs Village Pickleball Club, take down the last net on Court 08.
Construction on the new 14 Court Complex begins Monday, June 04, 2018, morning. For information on joining the HSV Pickleball Club, contact Greg Allen at firstname.lastname@example.org
This is what the courts looked liked from the air