Friday, February 8, 2013

More Pickleball in Port Charlotte

On Wednesday several of the pickleball players here at the Peace River park headed for Harbor Lakes RV Resort in Port Charlotte, FL.  This is the second year that ELS has held the FT. Myers and Sarasota Expo.......... and again this year Harbor Lakes was the host resort for pickleball.

Unfortunately, I was not able to play, since I had to make my morning trip for my radiation treatment, and players needed to arrive by 8:00 am.  But I hooked up with our friend Art Carpouzis for a ride ( he wasn't playing either)  and we got there about 10:15 and play was well underway.  Below are the ladies playing.  Notice those nice blue shirts?  Those were compliments of the manager here at Peace River.  Very nice.

Top to bottom left:  Tonyia and Judy, Karen and Krystal, Donna and Marie, Rosa and Lauri/Carla and Dee.  Top to bottom right: Vicky and Lois/ Karen and Krystal, Laurie and Rosa, Dee and Carla, Lois and Vickey

And below are the men..........Clockwise from top left:  Nathan and Lance/Barry and Bob,  Bob and Barry again, Nathan and Lance,  John and Buddy,  Russ and Keith/ Buddy and John.  I missed a few of the guys.......

Everyone was really enjoying the day whether on or off the court.  So here's a few shots of the group between games....

And before the day was over I managed to get some group shots and pictures of the winners!   Bay Indies RV Resort in Venice, FL is doing another of these tournaments in March - and I'm sure we'll have the group back in the competition.  And I should be ready to play by then too!

Below is Carla and Dee receiving their 1st place prize and Donna and Marie the 3rd place prize!  In the group picture are: Back row: Lois, marie, Dee, Vicky, Krystal and Carla.  Front row: Karen, Rosa, Judy, Laurie and Tonyia. 

And the men.......Rich and Dean took first place, Nathan and Lance, second and John and Buddy 3rd.    And in the group picture: Back Row: Rich, Russ, Dean, John(almost hidden), Nathan, Lance.  Front Row:  Bob, Buddy, Keith, Rene and Barry

The park manager and the folks who helped her out did a great job.  A fun tournament, good food and great fun.


  1. Hi, I am going to be in Port Charlotte on and off throughout the year and wondered if there is anywhere that I can just drop in to play pickleball?

  2. Tracy - If you're looking for a place to play - please go to and click on "places to play". Click on Florida and it will list all places that people have shared throughout the state. Good Luck