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.
This is the MBPC Fall picnic at the Myrtle Beach State Park. This year will be a Fall games and activities including:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Due to possible and thunderstorms on Wednesday, we are moving the Referee Training indoors to Pepper Geddings Gym located at 3205 N Oak St, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577.
The training will be start at 1pm in the gym. Participants will be required to sign a waiver prior to the training.
If you have not already registered, you can register for this class on the club web site under Events.
We are offering a referee training session for all our members.
For our upcoming Seaside Classic Pickleball Tournament in September, we will need a number of referees. All medal matches will need refs. We gave this training last year, prior to the tournament.
We are discussing the possibility of having a person from USAPA come and give this training. At this time, we do not have a specific date/time, but wanted to get an idea of how many folks would be interested in this training.
Benefits of taking this training:
Please consider registering for this class.
If you would like to sign up for this class, please send mail to firstname.lastname@example.org . As soon as we finalize the details, we will let you know.
We have scheduled our next Myrtle Beach Pickleball Club General meeting with all members for Thursday June 29, 1pm at the Base Rec Center.
At this meeting, the Board will update the members on various topics of importance to all club members. These include: an update on the club's finances, the Seaside Classic being held in September, the fall discount book sale, the December Christmas party and other topics.
Also, this year, there are two Board of Director positions up for election. President, currently being served by Jim Loving and Secretary, being served by Audrey Connery. Jim is running for re-election, while Audrey has decided not to run again. She has served as secretary since the club's inception in 2014 and done a tremendous job over those three years! We all owe her a debt of gratitude for her many contributions. We are sure she will remain heavily involved in many of the events for the club.
At this time, we are asking for members who would like to step up and help manage the club and set our direction. Both President and Secretary are open for election. If you are interested, we ask that you prepare a Letter of Intent and give it to one of your current Board Members. A Letter of Intent should offer examples of your background that would serve you well in the board position and reasons you would like to be on the board. These will be shared with the club members prior to voting.
We are asking that each and every club member strongly consider putting their name up for consideration. These next couple of years could see major changes to the club. Pickleball and the club are growing not only in Myrtle Beach, but all over. As a board member, you could help set the direction for the club. Major discussions/decisions could include:
The Rivertown Pickleball Tournament is to be held at the Conway Parks Recreation & Tourism (1515 Mill Pond Road, Conway) and is scheduled for May 5th & 6th, 2017. Registration is $15 to $20, and includes participation in up to two divisions.
There is an open format doubles and a mixed doubles tournament. Format and start times will be determined by the number of participants signed up. If there are fewer than 7 teams in a division, the format maybe adjusted to round robin. A minimum of 4 teams per division is required. Tournament brackets will be released by Wednesday, May 3.
For more information log onto www.conwayparksandrecreation.com and check out the registration link or or call 843-488-1950.