Congrats to the Hot Springs Village Pickleball Medalists at the Mid America Indoor Pickleball Championships!
Picture by Randy Share
HSV medalists are: Seated (from left), Sue Fisher, Christie Borne, Julie Edmonds, Darrell Riffel, Vince Forte, Al Stout, Howard Buell, Nancy Ross, Tony Ross and Dennis Ramsdell; standing, F T Eyre, Ken Unger, DeWayne Guess, Terry Adler, Greg Allen, Warren Walters, Ed Smith, David Tappe, Tom Rayner, Steve Wilhite, Jim McPherson, Bub Lachel, Kate Tully and Kevin Farrell. Medalists not pictured are Jane Riffel, Betty Wilhite, Geoff Hodsdon, Winnie Montgomery, Jo Goings and Harry Thomas
Congratulations to Christie Borne for her recent International Pickleball Training Professional Association (IPTPA) certification
IPTPA with Ford Roberson
Pickle girl Christie
Along with her certification, Christie has been very active with Pickleball over the last few years as well as with our own HSV PB Club where she has served as President, Past President, held many PB training events, organized many social events, and has been the driver for player rating sessions. Here are a few of her other accomplishments:
- Currently teaching pickleball in Hot Springs Village, AR
- 9 years of pickleball teaching experience from grassroots level to experienced tournament players and 15 years teaching tennis
- Medaled four years in singles in her age group at the USAPA National Tournament and medaled in many other tournaments as a 4.5 player
- USPTA wheelchair and able-bodied certified
- Creator of Survive the Heat Pickleball Camps for Kids
- Founder of Pickleball Sisters (http://pickleballsisters.com)
- Published in five issues of USPTA’s ADDvantage magazine
- Author of Pickleball ~ One Court at a Time (Growing Homegrown Programs)
A Microcosm of the Village Attends Open House
Pictures and Narrative submitted by Joyce Betts
We made over 50 new friends at our Open House on Oct. 14. Attendees ranged in age from 14 to 70+ and their backgrounds were diverse: some were in the Village house hunting, some were visiting for the first time, some had lived in the Village anywhere from three days to 17 years, some were golfers, some were tennis players looking for a sport that would be easier on their joints, one was a hunter, and one was a young, excited Fountain Lake student with her mother.
Twenty of them came to the free clinic for beginners on the following Tuesday. Watch out for them on the courts and make them welcome! Some of them appear in the following slideshow of photos.