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  • 07-Dec-2018 5:10 PM | Jim Loving (Administrator)

    On Thursday night, Dec 6th 2018, the Myrtle Beach Pickleball Club held it's annual Christmas party the Doubletree Resort by Hilton in Myrtle Beach.  This party also served as the closing of the year long planning and execution of the 2018 USAPA Mid-Atlantic Regional Pickleball Tournament.  This tournament was host by the club and held in Oct at the Myrtle Beach Sports Center. 

    The tournament ended up being the largest single tournament in the history of South Carolina with 400 participants.  The post tournament feedback was overwhelmingly positive and was rated 4.5 out of 5 in a post tournament survey. 

    As a result of the tournament, the club was able to make a donation of $20,000 to New Directions, the homeless charity in Myrtle Beach servicing men, women, families and veterans.  

  • 29-Oct-2018 10:09 PM | Jim Loving (Administrator)

    We hosted the USAPA Mid-Atlantic Regional tournament this past weekend at the Myrtle Beach Sports Center.  From all accounts, it was a huge success.  We have 393 registered players for the weekend.  The tournament ran smoothly and we finished every day between 6 and 7pm.  

    There were 11 vendors in our vendor area and all were happy with the sales they had and number of people visiting their booths.   We had food trucks there on Sat.  

    There were a number of top 5.0 players attending and everyone seemed to have a good time.  Almost all of the feedback was very positive and everyone I asked said they would come back.  

    Kudo's go to all of the volunteers who helped make this event a success.  We had a great Tournament Committee who worked for the past 10 months planning the tournament.   We will be giving the proceeds of our efforts to our charity, New Directions, at our Christmas Party on Dec 6th.  

  • 11-Apr-2018 9:00 AM | Jim Loving (Administrator)

    Strawberry picking at Hyman Vineyard and Farm in Conway followed by lunch in Conway at the Trestle Bakery and Cafe.

    We will finish the day at my home 2915 Midiron Court to enjoy the fruits of our labor with homemade strawberry shortcake.

    Meet at my house at 9:00 and carpool to farm. Picking is 10.00 a gallon and lunch is Dutch.

    Reservations are not required but would like to know if your interested. Michele Smith 540-798-9193


  • 02-Jan-2018 9:24 PM | Jim Loving (Administrator)

    Where:  Carolina Ale House, 2915 Hollywood Dr, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577

    When:  Sunday, January 14th, 4:00pm-?? 

    The club will hold a social Meet & Greet for appetizers and drinks at Carolina Ale House (near Broadway at the Beach) on Sunday, January 14th, from 4:00pm-??.

    The playoff game between NFC (TBD) and Minnesota is scheduled for 4:40pm, so please come to Carolina Ale and join us.


  • 18-Dec-2017 3:22 PM | Jim Loving (Administrator)

    MBPC is hosting the 1st Annual USAPA Mid-Atlantic Regional Pickleball Tournament on Oct 26-28, 2018 at the Myrtle Beach Sports Center. This is a brand new tournament in Myrtle Beach! Thanks for the USAPA Mid-Atlantic Director,  Joe Borrelli for working with us to bring this event to Myrtle Beach! This will be a USAPA Sanctioned Event with an embedded Super Senior International Pickleball Association tournament included. More information will be coming out soon! Mark your calendars and forward to all your pickleball friends.

    Sign up on Pickleballtournaments.com starting 4/2/18.



  • 27-Sep-2017 3:43 PM | Jim Loving (Administrator)

    This is the MBPC Fall picnic at the Myrtle Beach State Park.  This year will be a Fall games and activities including: 

    • Pumpkin Carving
    • Apple Bobbing
    • Smores 
    • much more.

    Hot dogs & hamburgers will be provided by the club.  Everyone is asked to bring a side dish to share and please bring your own drinks.

    Members can bring a guest for $5.  Let us know if you plan to show.


  • 26-Sep-2017 9:19 PM | Jim Loving (Administrator)

    This meeting is for all members of the Myrtle Beach Pickleball Club.  The topics of this meeting will determine a lot of the future of the club in the coming years.  We will discuss two major topics:

    Proposal to make the club Non-Profit organization

    Discuss options for the 2018 Myrtle Beach Pickleball Tournament

    THIS IS A VERY IMPORTANT MEETING !!!  PLEASE REGISTER IF YOU PLAN TO ATTEND SO WE KNOW HOW MANY WILL FOLKS WILL ATTEND.


  • 02-Aug-2017 3:41 PM | Sue Miller (Administrator)

    The Myrtle Beach Pickleball Club is collecting donations of school supplies to support Help4Kids of Horry County from August 1 through August 11.

    If you would like to donate, please bring school supplies, backpacks, lunch boxes, etc. to Carolina Forest Rec Center or Crabtree Gym.

    Please note that August 4-6 is tax free weekend.

  • 30-Jun-2017 8:08 PM | Jim Loving (Administrator)

    Fresh off resigning her position as Secretary of the MBPC, Audrey Connery has organized a night to see the Myrtle Beach Pelican's play the Salem Red Sox. 

    She has purchased 20 tickets to the game and the first 20 people to sign up get them.  If she get's more than 20 people, we can get additional tickets.

    The event is up on the web site.  If you are interested in joining us, please login and register for this event.

  • 02-Jun-2017 2:42 PM | Jim Loving (Administrator)

    There was a great turnout for the Rena Grant Memorial PICKLEBALL WITH A PURPOSE Tournament held at Pepper Geddings.  Shelly and Dick did a great job running the event and keep things moving along.  I hear they want to make this an annual event.  Pictures are posted on the club Facebook page and on our web page.

    The winners were John Bullins and Miriam Habbi.  Steve Boswell and Kay Hopkins came in a close second.  

    Julie Dyer from our sponsor, Carolina Orthopeadics, dropped by to take some pictures and to give us a new medical first aid kit.  We will bring this to all of our events in case of any accidents, but we hope we'll never have to use it.  Thanks again to Carolina Orthopeadics for their support.  


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