Dick Johnson — SSIPA Member

From Lawana Johnson:

As many of you know, Dick is a long time tennis champion and now, after playing only 4 years, is a National and World Champion in pickleball, the fastest growing sport in North America.

He has won 21 medals in the six pickleball majors (The US Open, National Sr. Olympic Games, State Games of America, Huntsman World Games, International Indoors, and USAPA Nationals.

He is also one of the few players in the world who have played in the US Opens for both tennis and pickleball (Gold & two Bronze medals).

Below is a nice article about Dick on the website of the Super Senior International Pickleball Association. If you look closely, you will also learn a bit more about our wonderful 53 years together!

Just click below and then click on the PDF link about Dick.


Washington State Senior Games

Information about the Washington State Senior Games
Friday through Sunday, July 21-23, 2017
Auburn Riverside High School (Tennis Courts…Outdoor Tournament)
501 Oravetz Rd SE, Auburn, WA 98092

Categories, Divisions, and Age Groups

· Medals will be awarded to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners in each event
· Categories: Men’s Singles, Women’s Singles, Men’s Doubles, Women’s Doubles, and Mixed Doubles
· Divisions: Each Category will have skill levels and then age groups within the skill levels
· Age Groups: Starting at 50, and then in 10 year increments to 70+

Entry Fees
· $23 Early registration fee if postmarked by May 26th and $33 to July 11th
· $9 event fee per event (singles, doubles, and mixed doubles).

This is an open state tournament which means that any senior can enter from any state or Canada can enter. But players need to be a USAPA member to play in this sanctioned tournament.

To JOIN or RENEW USAPA MEMBERSHIP visit http://www.usapa.org and choose MEMBERSHIP.

· Tee-shirts will be provided
· Water and snacks will be provided. You are encouraged to bring your favorite folding chair.

ENTRY DEADLINE is July 8th or when we have max entries; whichever comes first!

To register and view more information visit http://www.pickleballtournaments.com.

Lewis Clark Valley Tournaments


Message From
Tom Seale and Cary Dingman
Tournament Committee Chairs
Lewis Clark Valley Pickleball Club

We have two great Pickleball tournaments coming up this spring and summer in the Lewis Clark Valley – and you are invited to attend! Here’s the scoop…

May 6-7, 2017 * Sunset Park Courts * Lewiston, Idaho
Round robin; SKILL-based tournament
Men’s, Women’s and Mixed Doubles; 3.0 – 5.0
Limited to 100 participants
Registration available online at www.pickleballtournaments.com
Download the flyer.

LEWIS CLARK SUMMER GAMES (formerly Senior Games)
June 23-24, 2017 * Sunset Park Courts * Lewiston, Idaho
Round robin; AGE-based tournament (Ages 40+)
Men’s, Women’s and Mixed Doubles; Men’s and Women’s Singles
Registration available online at www.lewisclarkgames.org
Download the flyer.
Download the registration form.

Flyers and registration information are attached. We hope to see you at one or both of these great tournaments! Please let us know if you have any questions by emailing us at tandcpickleball@gmail.com.


Treasure Valley Players Enjoy Sunny Arizona Tourneys!

From Dick and Lawana Johnson:

It seems these days that more Idaho players are either becoming actual winter snowbirds, or are vacationing in Arizona for a few weeks to enjoy the warm winter days…AND, to play the many outdoor tournaments there.  Wherever they stay in the sunshine state, its really fun for them to see each other at the various tourneys.

Here are some pictures from some closing tourneys in 2016:

View the complete flyer with  names and medal information.



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