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 A Retirement Wealth Gap Adds a New Indignity to Old Age 

Submitted by Pat Carmody & Rocky Hessen

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Trilogy Power Ranch Pickleball Club

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.

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Complimentary electronic link to the latest issue of Pickleball Magazine

 Submitted by Don Simmons


August 15, 2018
To: Steve Manolis <>
Subject: Pecos Park Vandelism

I have been asked to send out the following notice from the City of Phoenix Parks and Recreation.
Sadly we had some vandalism at the 16 court public park in Pecos last week.
Some of the gates and locks were tampered with and cut with bolt cutters.  Other locks were filed with super glue making those useless.

As a result the city has issued the following copy and attached a statement.
I am sending this to Central AZ ambassadors and area club presidents. Can you please send the attached notice to all of your club members and friends.
For all of us that worked so hard over the last 3 years, it is really disappointing that there are those that would do such things to the point of jeopardizing the use of the courts that were open just 4 months ago.  I have also attached the City regulation policy of play. 

As of August 27th the east and west side gates will be locked. Please enter courts from the center aisle. When courts are in full use, the paddle rotation system will be used.

Please direct any questions or concerns to staff in the recreation center. Vandalism or tampering of padlocks could result in closure of the Pickleball Complex.
Thank You
Steve Manolis
Regional Ambassador for Education, 
USA Pickleball Association, Southwest Region
cell: 602-315-9452   email:
Certified Pickleball Teaching Professional
Certified Pickleball Referee