Promoting Pickleball in Wilmington and the Southeastern North Carolina area

Brunswick Gator Senior Games Pickleball April 13

The Gator Senior Games Pickleball tournament (singles/doubles/mixed) will be held on Thursday, April 13, 2017, starting at 9 am at the Dinah E. Gore Fitness & Aquatics Center on the campus of Brunswick Community College. The last day to register is March 24th. Entry form and information

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


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 […]

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