7th Annual Virginia Pickleball Pirates of the Piankatank Pickleball Tournament

May 29th,  7th Annual Virginia Pickleball Pirates of the Piankatank Pickleball Tournament

Time: Check in 8:30

Warm up play starts at 8am

Location: Thousand Trails Chesapeake Bay

Info: This is a fun format and we always have a lot of fun. Pick up play after tournament. We will be playing on the first permanent outdoor pickleball courts in Virginia. Join us for the 3rd oldest annual pickleball tournament in Virginia. We will have pickleball raffles and a 50/50 prize. Tickets $1. PickleballManiac.com will be there wil t-shirts and paddles for sale.

Click here for flyer and registration.

Results for Virginia Pickleball’s Pickleball Tournament at the Center of the Universe

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Results for the Farmville Pickleball Winter Classic

Mixed 60+
Jannet Green/Johnny Morrison
Jeannie Dunncan/ Gilbert Merritt
Debbie Stults/ Jon Lind

Men’s 60+
Frank Nelson/ Bruce Habitzruther
Steven Meridith/ Corwin Umbach
Jon Lind/ Johnny Morrison

Men’s Open
Jimmy Ritchie/ Alen Graber
Jim Shrier/ Adam Stanley
Gilbert Merritt/ David Bishop

Women’s Open
Becky Jillcott/ Chris Stanko
Theresa Shull/ Patty Opstad
Janet Green/ Nadene Messerschmitt

Mixed Open
Theresa Shull/ Adam Stanley
Chris Stanko/ A.C. Gregg
Becky Jilcott/ Jimmy Ritchie



Results of the Hanover Senior Pickleball Tournament

Results of the Hanover Senior Pickleball Tournament

Women’s Doubles

1st Pearson/Sparrow 
2nd Green/Messersmitt
3dr Hamilton/Pigaru

Men’s Doubles

1st Jimmy Richie/Graber
2nd Morrison/Romondo
3rd Postman/Hollingsworth

Mixed Doubles




65+ Mixed Doubles

1st – Pearson/Lind

2nd– Kendrick/Morrison

3rd – Cash/Sieg

The Grinch Who Stole The Pickleballs

The Grinch Who Stole The Pickleballs

By Tom Lawrence

Every player in “Y’ville loved Pickleball a lot,

But the Grinch, who lived just north of “Y”villa, absolutely did NOT!

The Grinch hated Pickleball! The whole Pickleball game!

Now please don’t ask why….I know not what’s to blame.


It could be his head wasn’t screwed on just right.

Perhaps he once played and his shoes were too tight.

Whatever the reason, his head or his shoes.

He’d developed a bad case of “Pickleball Blues”


So he looked from afar, just loathing the sight.

Of Pickleball players and their obvious delight.

And he vowed in his heart, beating black in his core.

I’ll fix this happy group; they’ll play this game no more.


So he schemed and he dreamed, he planned and he plotted.

He thought so hard, his wicked brain got all knotted.

And slowly emerged a plan, the most devious of all.

“They can’t play the stupid game, if they don’t have a ball”


So the loathsome Grinch stooped to a new low.

(and for a Grinch, that’s pretty low, you know)

He set to work, giving new meaning to ridiculous.

Disguising himself as good old St. Pickleus.


And one night before Christmas, under cover of night,

To “Y”ville he slithered, his treacherous goal within sight.

Assured that the players were home, decking their halls.

He set straight to his work, and stole all the balls!


Then laying a wicked finger aside of his nose.

Up through the ranks of the wicked, delighted, he rose.

And no one heard his jeer, as he scrambles out of sight,

“No more joy in”Y”ville, to Pickleball, forever Good Night”


And so the Grinch returned to his lair,

His ill-gotten Pickleballs, safely stashed away there.

So off to bed, his tiny conscience, buried deep.

His deed being done, he was quickly asleep.


As dawn quietly broke, the day cold, bright and clear.

He woke up with a smile, but…..”What do I hear?”

“That sound so familiar, after all of my scheming”

It’s Pickleball sounds! I’ve got to be dreaming!”


No dream it turned out, his euphoria fast fading.

Four courts full of players with many others waiting.

“How can it be. I made it impossible to play!”

Some way, some how, those players found a way!”


And suddenly a spirit, maybe Christmas, who knows.

Overcame that old Grinch, from his head to his toes.

A new light in his eyes, a different point of view.

“I never would have thought. I never really knew”


“All sizes, shapes and ages; no reason or rhyme”

“Being here together, enjoying their time”

“What I thought was a game is not just a game.”

That said, the Grinch, for the first time, felt the emotion of shame.


Up from the deaths of his long-despicable soul,

A long-hidden warmth had taken control.

“I’ll do what I can to make my amends.

And hope that someday, I can call Pickleballers my friends”


True to his heart, he returned to his lair,

And picked up those yellow balls still safely hidden there.

With the bag over his shoulder, he returned to the gym.

Not knowing what fate, what scorn was waiting for him.


To his surprise, the players did not flinch.

It showed in his face, this was not the same old Grinch.

So instead of the scorn he expected that day.

Three Pickleballers came up, and asked him to play!


So we end on a high note, with fun and with laughter.

And could end it right now, with “Happily ever after”.

But it’s best to be truthful, now don’t you all think?

Cause the Grinch never comes to the net, and never learned to dink!

Chesapeake’s 2015 Super Pickleball Challenge Results

Seniors Men’s Doubles

Peter Guss, Steve Meredith

Johnny Morrison, AC Gregg

Mark Kent, Milton Casey


Seniors Women’s Doubles

Pam Riley, Sean Shull

Boodie Mcgurn, Jennifer Newcomb

Carolyn Law, Jeannie Duncan


Mixed Senior 50-59

Peter Guss, Pam Riley

A.C. Gregg, Sean Shull

Diana Tilgham, Michael Jump


Mixed Senior 60+

Johnny Morrison, Beth Kendrick

Cesar Pabalan, Boodie Mcgurn

Jon Lind, Jeannie Duncan


Men’s Open Doubles

Adam Stanley, Sean Shull

Mark Kent, Erin Coppersmith

Tony Menzl, Milton Casey


Mixed Open

Erin Coppersmith, Grisel Santa Maria

AC Gregg, Becky Jilcott

Adam Stanley, Carrie Kabler


Men’s Open Singles

Erin Coppersmith

Adam Stanley

AC Gregg


Women’s Open Doubles

Becky Jilcott, Christy Shanko

Beth Kendrick, Grisel Santa Maria

Patty Mines, Sharon Haberman

2015 Henrico Spring Pickleball Tournament

April 17th-18

Henrico Spring Pickleball Tournament

Two divisions:

Open (18+) Men’s, Women’s, Mixed, Singles –

Senior (60+) Men’s, Women’s, Mixed, Singles –

Format is a little different this year so please visit our tournament page for details, https://virginiapickleball.org/va-tournaments/


Hanover Spring Senior Tournament has been rescheduled!

Due to snow in the forecast the senior tournament at Cool Spring Baptist Church has been moved back a week to 3/13/15. Registration has been extended to 3/11/15.

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Battle of the Paddle Results at Smith Mountain Lake, February 21st, 2015

Battle of the Paddle at Smith Mountain Lake, February 21st, 2015 

Men’s Doubles

1st – Adam Stanley & Tony Carr

2nd – Reuben Montoya & Dave Rivard

3rd – Peter Romando & Najib Brahim

Men’s Doubles 55+

1st – Corwin Umbach & Steven Meredith

2nd – Johnny Morrison & Jonathan Lind

3rd – Denny Walling & Ray Cowling

Women’s Doubles

1st – Lauren Tertocha & Denise Propps

2nd – Teresa Shull & Patty Opstad

3rd – Debbie Stults & Carrie Kabler

Mixed Doubles

1st – Teresa Shull & Adam Stanley

2nd – Dave Rivard & Lee-Anna Camper

3rd – Corwin Umbach & Denise Propps

Mixed Doubles 55+

1st – Janet Green & Johnny Morrison

2nd – Lauren Tertocha & Jonathan Lind

3rd – Steven Blades & Mary Jane Calhoun


1st – Robert Smith & Holly Drougas

2nd – Stan Sowers & Joyce Lalley

3rd – Dana Bowman & Donna Meredith