Don's Kitchen

Complimentary electronic link to the latest issue of Pickleball Magazine

 Submitted by Don Simmons

Super Senior International Pickleball Association (SSIPA)]

Do you enjoy pickleball?
Do you want to travel the world?
Are you over the age of 60?

Join SSIPA today and participate in a tournament circuit strictly for our 60 + members.

Go to and click the Membership tab.

Starting December 2018

Don Simmons -Coaching Available

Don invites Trilogy Pickleball Club members to receive any help, coaching, and instruction with me. You can tell me what you would like to work on. We can work together individually, with a partner, or as a group of any size you would like. We can work on anything, large or small, you want us to do. Please, call or email me so we can set a date and time on our calendar. I prefer we do this when it does not interrupt prime time playing or scheduled events on our Trilogy courts.

Don Simmons 480-988-0363 or


Don's Kitchen

Would you like to know more about pickleball? Here are 3 useful resources to bookmark on your computer:   You will receive FREE videos online with a variety of tips for playing pickleball.  This is a super source of all kinds of news and info about pickleball. If you choose to join the USA Pickleball will receive a monthly newsletter with many useful tips and more. And, YES, this is a .org, not .com
address.    Have you been thinking about playing in a tournament, but you do not know where they are? This is the best source of info I have found. There are tournaments in many states. They are fun, yet challenging. Some are by skill level beginning with 2.5-3.0, yet going up to 5.0 . Others are by age, meaning the youngest player on your team and their age as of December 31st of that year. Some tournaments are using a combination of age and skill level to determine the bracket you play.
Registration is now open to play in a nearby tournament. It is the Encanterra Tournament in San Tan Valley running from March 30 through April 1st. Tournaments take only one day per event. The events are women's doubles, men's doubles, and mixed doubles. This tournament is for any senior, age 50 and older. The skill levels offered includes 3.0, 3.5, and 4.0. There are 3 Trilogy teams already entered and I hope more will give this a try. If you are wondering about your skill level, please ask me or Terry Kelly to assist you. And finally, register soon because many tournaments fill before the registration deadline.
If you would like some tips for playing in a tournament, you are welcome to call me at 480-988-0363 or 303-740-9643.

Don's Kitchen

 A Retirement Wealth Gap Adds a New Indignity to Old Age 

Submitted by Pat Carmody & Rocky Hesse

Pickleball Players Ratings

USAPA NEWS December 2018

......A new tournament has just been announced for Arizona players to qualify for the National Senior Games Association that will take place in Albuquerque in June, 2019.

The qualifying tournament is the Arizona Senior Olympics to be played December 27-29 on the 16 Surprise Pickleball Courts.

This is an AGE ONLY tournament beginning with age 50 by 5 year increments. Registration and more information about the tournament can be found at .

If you do not have a partner, there is a “Players Needing Partners” list available in the tournament information.
Steve Manolis
Regional Ambassador for Education, 
USA Pickleball Association, Southwest Region
cell: 602-315-9452   email:
Certified Pickleball Teaching Professional
Certified Pickleball Referee      


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