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Memorial Service for Ed Marecek, April 29th

CFPC member Ed Marecek died on March 11, 2017 at the age of 87. Those of us who played pickleball at the MLK Center will always remember Ed for his good humor, his wit, and his genuine love of people. A celebration of Ed’s life will be held on April 29th, 2017, at Unity of […]

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

Onslow County Senior Games Pickleball April 18

The Onslow County Senior Games pickleball events will be held on Tuesday, April 18, starting at 9am at the Jacksonville Commons Recreation Center Gym. The application deadline is Monday, April 3. The Onslow County Senior Games are open to all residents of North Carolina. Onslow County Senior Games Registration Form  

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 […]

Senior Games Pickleball May 5

Senior Games Pickleball May 5

The Senior Games by the Sea pickleball event will be played at the Midtown Y, 709 George Anderson Drive, Wilmington, on Friday, May 5th starting at 10:30am and running until 5pm.  Participants must be 50+ years old.  Mens and Womens Doubles start at 10:30am.  Mixed Doubles start at 1:30pm.  The registration fee is $15.  Deadline […]

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 […]

YMCA at Temple Baptist Open for Pickleball

YMCA at Temple Baptist Open for Pickleball

The Wilmington Family YMCA and the Temple Baptist Activity Center have joined together to offer new recreational opportunities for the community, one of which is pickleball. Pickleball will be offered every week day. The schedule is broken up into skill level groups so there will be times for everyone to play at their level, plus […]

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 […]