Members compete in Three Lakes Tournament
Several Eagle River members competed in the July 2018 Three Lakes Tournament.
- Joe S and Craig S took first place in Men's Blue Division.
- Gary C and Eric N (his grandson) finished 2nd in Men's Gold Division
- Carol S and Doe M took 3rd place in the Women's Blue Division
Court renovations are complete ... LET'S PLAY!
Court renovations Phase 4: Let the painting begin!
After a weekend off and a day of making minor touchups on the acrylic surface, our pickleball volunteer workers broke out the paint on Wednesday, July 15. They marked the courts and applied two coats of paint to them. Check out that blue! Next up: Painting the out-of-bounds areas green, then painting the court boundary lines. We're almost there!
Court renovations Phase 3: Applying the acrylic surface
Volunteer workers on Thursday (July 9th) applied two coats of acrylic resurfacer to the Riverview Park pickleball courts. The massive undertaking required a minimum of 10 workers at any given time. Check out the slideshow below to see the crew at work. Also, scroll down to see photos of the prep work from earlier in the week. Next up: Painting the lines on the courts. We're almost there, folks!
Court renovations Phase 2: Filling the cracks and gaps
Pickleball club volunteers got down on their knees -- literally -- on Wednesday, July 8, to apply acrylic binder to fill in the cracks, gaps and other low spots on the Riverview Park courts.
Others prepared the binder, mixing two powdery ingredients and adding water.
Next up: Applying two coats of the acrylic resurfacing material.
Stop by to check out the progress!
Court renovations Phase 1: Pressure washing
Eagle River Pickleball Association volunteers worked Tuesday morning (July 7) to pressure wash the courts at Riverview Park and mark low spots that need to be filled in before the courts can be resurfaced.
On Wednesday, July 8, the work crew will apply an acrylic binder to level out the cracks, gaps, and other low spots. More work will take place later this week, with the end result being six completely resurfaced courts with six semi-permanent nets. The courts will be closed until the work is completed.
Check out the "before" photo below and watch the transformation here. We'll post new photos every day.
Club raises $1,624 for Relay for Life
Members of the Eagle River Pickleball Association worked the food stand at the local Relay for Life event on Friday, June 19th, and raised $1,624 for the Relay. … That’s 11% more than the group raised last year. It was a busy, fun evening to benefit a worthy. Thanks to all who participated.
City of Eagle River donates $5,000 to pickleball association
The Eagle River City Council on June 9 agreed to donate $5,000 to the Eagle River Pickleball Association. The money will make it possible for the club to resurface the playing area at Riverview Park, create six courts in place of the current four, and add five more semi-permanent nets. Specifically, plans are to: 1) Lay down an acrylic resurfacer with sand, 2) put two coats of paint with sand on the surface, 3) Install all playing lines, and 4) purchase 5 more semi-permanent nets to add to the one installed this year (see below). All labor will be provided by club members and volunteers will be needed. Work is expected to be completed sometime in July. Stay-tuned for details! And THANK YOU City Council!
New net, league play launch summer
The Eagle River Pickleball Association kicked off its summer season by installing a semi-permanent net on the Riverview Park courts, and adding round robin events and a special beginner play time to its weekly schedule.
“It’s an exciting time to be playing pickleball in the Northwoods,” said Gene Nackers, club treasurer. “These changes will give current pickleballers opportunities to play while also making the game more accessible to new players." More ...
Trig's Brat Sale
The Eagle River Pickleball Association raised $242 and received an additional $92 during a recent brat sale at Trig's on Wall Street in Eagle River. A second brat sale and bake sale is planned for Thursday, July 16, at Trig's. Please make plans to support the effort by volunteering, stopping by for a brat or hot dog, or baking for the bake sale. Contact Melody West if you're interested in helping. Money raised will be used for court improvements and other club activities.
Eagle River chamber donates $500
Storage box added at Riverview courts
Kim Emerson, left, executive director of the Eagle River Area Chamber of Commerce, presents a check for $500 to Fred Young, president of the Eagle River Pickleball Association. The money will be used to support club activities. A big THANK YOU to the Eagle River chamber!
Thanks to Al Geiger (left) and Neal (right) and Melody West, we have a lockable storage box at Riverview Park. The box is being used for nets and balls, eliminating the need for someone to transport them to and from the courts. A limited number of keys are available for club members.