Now we’re on the Pickleball map

  • [photo by Elizabeth Gilbert]

    [photo by Elizabeth Gilbert]

By Elizabeth Gilbert, PMC

A happy-go-lucky spirit flooded through the Mountain Communities last Saturday as the very first Pickleball in the Pines Tournament (a joking title used on the sidelines) exploded with color and fun onto the Pine Mountain Club tennis courts. The PMC Pickleball Club hosted the Thousand Oaks Pickleball Club.

Here’s an introduction to the irreverent Pickleball Spirit: when the scoring software they tried to use simply confused everyone, the problem was solved by declaring everyone a winner!
The event organizer was Fred Lindberg, a Thousand Oaks family practice physician with a cabin…(please see below to view full stories and photographs)

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About 40 players from as far away as Thousand Oaks joined in the first Pickleball in the Pines tournament.

Thousand Oaks player Cheryl Glath goes in for a dink (short shot close to the net) behind the kitchen line. Even the lingo of pickleball is fun!

PMC Pickleball plays Monday, 9 a.m. and Wednesday, 7 p.m. Guest are always welcome—email Maxine at Come learn to dink.

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