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Featured Links from the Pickleball Links Page

Featured Links from the Pickleball Links Page

On the Pickleball Links page of this website we have a number of links to websites where you can find tips to improve your pickleball skill, fitness, and knowledge. Here are three examples that many of our club members will find useful. Go to the Pickleball Links page for more. And, if you have some […]

Let Simon Help Your Game

Let Simon Help Your Game

Let Simon help improve your game. The Simon Pickleball Practice Machine can give you hours of practice without tiring (that is, Simon will not tire). A Simon machine has recently been obtained by the CFPC and is available to CFPC members now. Watch the video to see what Simon can do. Then try it out. […]

Mixed Doubles League Starting June 1

UPDATE:  Seventeen teams have signed up for the Mixed Doubles League since this original post. Thus the league will start on June 1st.  You can still sign up to participate in this fun CFPC activity. Read Mike’s email giving further information about the structure of the league. CFPC’s Sunday Men’s and Women’s Ladder Leagues have […]

CFPC Members Win Medals in Dink for Pink Tournament

CFPC Members Win Medals in Dink for Pink Tournament

Several CFPC members won medals in the Dink for Pink Tournament held at Brunswick Forest from March 15-19. Congratulations to all the medal winners and thank you for your representation of the CFPC. Check the table below for medal results. Members’ names are in bold.  

John James Takes Gold in Jacksonville Tournament

CFPC member John James paired with Horace Whitaker to win the Gold in the 60+ Doubles at the 6th Annual Jacksonville NC Senior Pickleball Tournament held on March 3-4. Way to go, John! Click below for full tournament results. Pickleball Tournament 2017 Results

Mike McGrath Teaches WWAY’s Ashley Sturm to play Pickleball

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Ashley’s Adventures is a regular feature on WWAY TV3, where reporter Ashley Sturm takes on unfamiliar experiences, inviting the viewer to tag along. Recently she decided to try out pickleball, and CFPC Director of Training Mike McGrath was happy to show her the ropes. You can view Ashley’s Pickleball Adventure as it appeared on WWAY […]

Valentine’s Party Loveable

Valentine’s Party Loveable

Another successful CFPC party was held on February 5, with a Valentine’s theme. This was our first party held at Inland Greens. It proved a perfect  location for the good food, drink and friends. A few people with good night vision played pickleball on the Inland Greens courts until the light finally faded. After dinner […]

Mike McGrath Shares His Pickleball Summit Notes

The Pickleball Summit was a three day training event held at Carolina Courts in Concord, NC in July, featuring lessons from some of the game’s best players and teachers. CFPC Director of Training Mike McGrath attended and has been gracious enough to share his notes and observations with us. Mike has also agreed to share […]

Melanie Mackenzie Memorial Tournament Raises Over $3000 for LCFH

Melanie Mackenzie Memorial Tournament Raises Over $3000 for LCFH

The Melanie Mackenzie Memorial Pickleball Tournament was a huge success. Participating CFPC members and generous donations from sponsors allowed the CFPC to raise $3261 to benefit the Lower Cape Fear Hospice. Tournament Committee Chairman and CFPC Director of Competition Brent Young, along with club President Kevin Chandler, presented a check for that amount to LCFH’s […]

Pickleball Open Play: Playing Up and Down

Pickleball Open Play:  Playing Up and Down

Sarah Ansboury, US Open and Nationals VII champion, has some thoughts on how to handle pickleball open play, whether playing up or down. Click below to read her blog. Sarah’s Blog