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Grand Slam for Dick Johnson

DJ-N-1By Lawana Johnson
Dick Johnson competed in the 2017 USAPA Nationals in Casa Grande, Arizona, where he won the following medals:

  • Silver: 75 3.5 Men’s Singles
  • Silver: 75 4.5-4.0 Mixed Doubles
  • Bronze: 75 5.0-4.5 Men’s Doubles

After starting to play pickleball only 5 years ago, this year’s unique medaling Grand Slam was achieved by Dick winning medals in all 6 senior Majors in 2017 ( USAPA Nationals, US Open, Huntsman World Sr. Games, SSIPA World Championships, National Senior Olympic Games and the State Games of America). And, he has now done it for three consecutive years, bringing home 35 medals in those major tourneys (14 Golds, 12 Silvers, 9 Bronzes). Several of those medals were achieved by 77 year old Dick playing
down in age against younger players and up in skill level brackets.

Read more about Dick and Lawana’s medal journey.

Former High School Buddies Bring Five Medals From Huntsman

From Lawana Johnson

Dick Johnson and Tim Gleason, former Boise High School buddies, brought home five medals from The Huntsman World Senior Games!

Nearly 900 pickleball players participated in the event.

Dick brought home the following:

Gold — 75 A Mixed Doubles
Silver — 75 A Men’s Doubles
Silver — 75 Men’s Singles

Tim brought home the following:

Bronze — 75 A Men’s Doubles
Gold — 75 Men’s Singles

Read more about the event and the men’s accomplishments in this flyer.

BPC Round Robin Event

Another great initiative from BPC happened last Thursday.

By Sill Lyra

Considering the weather, the time table was moved to 10 AM, a very smart move from the organizers.

We all enjoyed a beautiful sunny day of at least 2 hours of pickleball, with a friendly fierce competition from all participants.

Indeed, there is not another way to improve our game, than participating in events of this nature.

The self-control to face our best competitor…ourselves. That adrenaline-induced desire to -smack the ball, when the right move should be a gentile touch to win the play…this is the real challenge of the game…this wonderful game that is pickle ball.

Paddles up my friends! On October 24th we will have another opportunity for the 3.0 and 3.5 and on the 26th for the 2.0 2.5 players.

If you are interested please sign up with Gail at

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