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Beginners

Beginners Welcome!

Are you thinking about playing pickleball? Did you just start playing? You’re not alone. Each year, millions across the U.S. are taking up the game, making our sport the fastest growing athletic activity in the country.

The GAMMA Pickleball Classic is the perfect tournament for newer players who want to test their skills and meet other players who’ve recently become addicted.

Our 2.5 rated events are offered just for this reason. We understand the majority of pickleballers have been playing for only 3 years or less. And perhaps the best way to learn is by watching professionals go head to head. We have that too.

What is Pickleball?

Want to learn more about the sport taking the country by storm? Check out the video links below—you will learn how this fun sport began as well as how to play the game.

Pickleball: The Fastest-Growing Sport in America

The Origins of Pickleball: How It All Began

How To Play Pickleball: Part 1 of 3 - Intro & Definitions

How To Play Pickleball: Part 2 of 3 - Serving & Scoring

How To Play Pickleball: Part 3 of 3 - Rules & Gameplay

Doubles Pickleball Strategy 101

Doubles Pickleball Strategy 102

Pickleball Steering Committee

Please see the contacts below for questions via email. Phone inquiries can be directed to Mike Wertz and Alyssa Petroplus 412.642.3971.

Questions regarding brackets, registration and competition can be directed to Terri at 724-612-6906 or Diane at 412-760-9353.

Tournament Co-chairs
Michael Wertz, michaelwertz@appleboxstudios.com
Wayne Dollard, wayne@icmags.com

Tournament Co-Executive Directors
Lou Sherfinski, lou.sherfinski@gmail.com
Sally Sherfinski, sally.sherfinski@gmail.com

Pickleball Clinic
Wayne Dollard, wayne@icmags.com
Leo Vighetti, leovighetti@gmail.com

Vendor Relations
Michael Wertz, michaelwertz@appleboxstudios.com

Registration & Bracket Management
Terri Flynn, terrimflynn2013@gmail.com

Nets, Court Layout & Setup
Chuck Vietmeier, chuck.vietmeier@gammasports.com
Bob Unetich, ITSRMU@aol.com

Volunteers
Molly Boras, molly.boras@gammasports.com
Monica Saparito, m1sap1@gmail.com

Rules & Referees
Bob Unetich, itsrmu@aol.com

Sponsorship Relations
Michael Wertz, michaelwertz@appleboxstudios.com

Swag Bags & Volley Challenge
Laurel & Barry Beitsinger, bbeits@aol.com

Fundraising, Silent Auction & Raffle
Barbara Farrell, bfarrell@pfwpa.org
MJ Meenen, mjmeenen@pfwpa.org

Competition Desk Supervision
Bill Billeter, wwbill4@yahoo.com
Diane Unetich, dunetich@aol.com

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