Photo Gallery PB in sunnier climes – October 2019 Majorca Club member Sue Harris has become the South East Regional Director of Pickleball England. Many congratulations Sue In May 2019 club members Mary and Amy Telling did the Moon Walk raising over £1,000 for breast cancer. Well done! Founder member Paul Telling is the Club’s first honorary member Christmas 2018 Fun Tournament group Elf Derek Jackson Sue and Steve Harris. Sue as Christmas Tree won the 2018 Chritmas Tournament fancy dress Frank Arico winning bronze in the Super Senior International Pickleball Association (SSIPA) World Championships – Men’s Doubles, Age Group 65-69 in the 3.0 division. A fun evening of Beer and Skittles was enjoyed by members and guests In the 2018 Spanish Open Wendy Marks won silver with her partner Michael Taylor from Cranbrook in the ‘over 60 mixed doubles 3.00-4,00 level’ The Brits won so many medals at the 2018 Spanish Open Amy thanks RR members who supported her fundraising on Kilimanjaro climb RR held it’s annual Pic(kle)nic on Sunday 2nd September at Seale, near Farnham. Leo and his doubles partner, Anthony McElvaine won Silver in the 4.0/4.5 division of the Italian Open 2018 Christine Coe and her partner won Silver in the Mixed Doubles 3.0 group at the 2018 Amsterdam International Tournament Paul Hughes and Wendy Marks won GOLD in the Mixed Doubles 3.5 group at the 2018 Amsterdam International Tournament (Captain Alan Speller standing in for Paul who had a plane to catch!) Frank Arico and his partner won Bronze in the Mixed Doubles 3.0 group at the 2018 Amsterdam International Tournament Sue Harris and Ajoy Sachdev won bronze in the Mixed Doubles 3.5 group at the 2018 Amsterdam International Tournament Sue Harris and Sandy Homewood won Bronze in the Ladies Doubles 3.5 group at the 2018 Amsterdam International Tournament Jane Mulligan and Wendy Marks won Silver in the Ladies Doubles 3.5 group at the 2018 Amsterdam International Tournament Ajoy Sachdev and Alan Speller won Silver in the Mens Doubles 3.5 group at the 2018 Amsterdam International Tournament What a Victory! 1 Gold, 3 Silver & 3 Bronze at the 2018 Amsterdam International Tournament An excellent tour of the Hoggs Back Brewery by some of the members and their partners A super, convivial after-match dinner with our Welsh friends at The Priory, Caerleon, S Wales. 25th April 2018 Some stunning play during the Club’s match against Torfaen PBC in South Wales Wendy, Jane and Leo at the 2018 Milton Keynes Pickleball weekend 28th November 2017 Farnham Picklers team Pre-match gathering with our friends from Cwmbran at Eliane’s enjoying Ajoy’s delicious food on 6 November 2017 RRPC winning team against the Farnham Picklers on 24th May 2017 Tyler Wren giving valuable training on Pros Night Jennifer Lucore explaining how to move close to the net on Pros Night Roberto Donati demonstrating the perfecrt serve on Pros Night Carl Schmits giving valuable training on Pros Night Pic(kle)nic gathering at Watchetts Recreation Grounds Next generation! The beautiful courts in Libertyville, Illinois. How lucky are they! Paul demonstrating how to replace the grip on a paddle Excellent coaching by Paul. Already some improvement can be seen from those who attended. So far so good for 2017 charity donation Congratulations Christine Coe for winning ‘gold’ in Finland’s 2nd International Pickleball Tournament Playing in the evening sunshine is thirsty work! Winners of our Charity Quiz evening that raised £550 for our 2017 charity Canine Partners Some of the RRPC members who competed in the 2017 UK Pickleball Open Tournament. Well done Leo for winning Gold in the doubles and Silver in the singles at the US Open in Naples, Florida Thursday’s outdoor 1st evening session was a great success. So much so we now have 4 painted courts to play on Another winning tournament with Cwmbran PC in March 2017 Thanks to great co-operation with Surrey Heath BC, as from 27th April 2017, we now have 2 outdoor pickleball courts at Watchetts Park, Camberley Derek, Paul and Joyce worked hard converting tennis court 5 into two pickleball courts Our trophy collection continues to grow! Then followed our 5 hour eating and drinking marathon with our very hospitable Torfaen hosts Club captain Alan overwealmed by the victory and red wine, unable to stand to receive trophy! Christmas Fun Day 2016 at Lightwater, The sports centre in Frigiliana, home of RRPC’s “Spanish” campus. Committee member, Derek Jackson (r) receives his award from Paul Telling. Other awards went to Jean Sheard and Ajoy Sachdev. RRPC group at the UK International Tournament. (L to R) Tony, Christine, Sandy, Andy, Jane, Wendy, Mike. Arena, Camberley. RRPC’s third and newest venue. Russell Elefterion (green shirt) a 4.5 level player and coach from the US joined us at Charters. US coach, Russell Elefterion, explains a technical point to Christine & Jean. Runnymede Royals’ own travelling chef – Ajoy RR’s new “campus”, Frigiliana Sports Centre, Costa del Sol Leo with his Czech gold medal partner Silver medal winner, Ajoy, with his pretty, young partner SC Johnson staff play pickleball for the first time. Everyone had great fun ! Official cheque presentation of grant from SC Johnson Charitable Trust on 15th August 2016. The Club welcomed USAPA Ambassador, Bob Rhine, and his wife Sandy. RRPC men get their day in the sun ! Jenny Butler (3rd from left), American Airlines pilot, visited us. Leo – successful again ! Several RRPC members tasting the bubbles at Greyfriars Vineyard, Surrey. RRPC and Farnham Picklers’ ladies enjoying PB and the great outdoors. Cwmbran PC and RRPC after the match on 19 July. RRPC’s captain, Alan Speller, is congratulated after the win over Cwmbran PC. To the winner, the spoils ! RRPC & Cwmbran players enjoying a meal at The Tiger’s Pad SC Johnson are kindly assisting the Club. Club members showcasing Pickleball at Liphook, Surrey. Alan, Paul and Leo at the International Tournament in Amsterday, 28/29 May 2016 Alan and his partner, (Welsh) Susan, in action in Amsterdam. Tricky point in Amsterdam. Alan in men’s doubles. Silver medal winners, Leo Gonzalez and Betsy Kenniston. UK Nationals: Alan & Ajoy take Gold in Men’s 65+ UK Nationals: Wendy & Jane get Gold in the Ladies 55+ UK Nationals: A Silver medal for Joyce & Derek (L pair) UK Nationals: Jane & Joyce – Winners of Silver medal in Ladies U55. The White Horse Leisure Centre: Calm before the storm ! Great venue. Both teams, RRPC and Farnham Picklers, 1.3.16 Great to see all 6 courts in use at Lightwater. Flourishing group at David Lloyd, Farnham group set up and coached by RRPC’s Paul Telling. Son Bugadellas Sports Centre, Mallorca where RRPC members ran two instructional sessions. All eight courts in use at Cwmbran Stadium, S Wales for RRPC tour RRPC team for midweek friendly v David Lloyd, Farnham, Jan 2016 Rolf Evans (R) receives the Annual Significant Improvment Award (ASIA) 2015 Ian Wilson, President, UKPA, presents the trophy following match vs S Oxon Karen & Leo in action against S Oxon RRPC players and other competitors at the first, unofficial UK Club Championships in January 2015. The Villages, Fla. Six courts full and thirty players waiting in line. Florida PB trip: When it’s hot keeping hydrated is essential ! Our trophy collection is growing fast ! “Magic” Martin Hobbs – who plays his pickleball in Kent – and June Walker visited us in July 2015. Club founder members, Alan Speller & Paul Telling, with guest Rick Dillon from Seattle. Marian & Mo Garcia from Aiken, SC, USA joined us at Charters on 27th Feb 2016 Club members with guest, June Walker (black shirt) from The Villages, Florida.