The current fixed SOCIAL SESSIONS are:
Tuesdays: Ladies 9.30am to 12 noon
Wednesdays: Gents 9.30am to 12 noon
Fridays: General social from 2pm
The English Nationals recently took place at the Bolton Arena. There was good representation from the club and we had a lovely time with good pickleball and many laughs. The social aspect of these tournaments is always very enjoyable.
Our players won a very creditable 15 medals.
David S David M gold 3.5 65+
Yvonne gold doubles open 70+
Ceri bronze doubles 3.5 65+
Ceri gold mixed 3.5+ 65+
Yvonne bronze mixed 3.5 70+
Paul bronze singles 3.5 60+
Nick and Paul gold 3.5 60+
David R silver 3.5 60+
Paul silver mixed 3.5 60+
Karyn and David bronze 3.5 60+
Pam and David silver 4.0+ 60+
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19 players from Hoddesdon attended Telford International Centre for the
3rd annual English Open, 2023. Bringing home an astonishing 15 medals!
The exhibition venue was turned into 40 pickleball courts for a 4-day pickleball extravaganza! The lined pickleball courts were constructed like a jigsaw puzzle with each section of the court identified, laid like a carpet and cold welded together to form a lined pickleball court. Essential to get the pieces in the right place on the court diagram!
This year’s event attracted over 1,000 players, 100% up from last year. It was the largest pickleball tournament to be held outside north America. A great time was had by all, renewing old acquaintances and making new friends.
Throughout the 4 days competition different age groups ranged from 19 to 70+ playing at various skill levels. This is the 2nd year Pickleball England put on a wheelchair event and for the first time we had a well attended junior event. There were opportunities to ‘Play with the Pros’, attend ‘Clinics with the Pros’and then indulge in pickleball retail therapy.
Hoddesdon Pickleball Club had players at the English Open in a variety of events. BaD
Club medal winners are also included
Nick Pomery - Gold
Murray Allan - Bronze
Yvonne Stredder 70+ Gold
Christine Neyndorff 70+ Silver
Linda Shanley 70+ Bronze
Ceri Why 65+ 3.5 Gold
Amanda Smart and Pippa Bull 50+ 3.5 Bronze
David Stoten 60+ 4.0 Gold
David Horsey and Nick Antoniou 65+ 3.0 Bronze
Nigel Darcy 60+ 3.0 Gold
Mike Varney and Yvonne Stredder 70+ Silver
Helen Hills 50+ 3.5 Gold
Karyn Duggan 60+ 3.5 Gold
Amanda Smart and Nick Pomery 50+ 3.5 Bronze
next stop The English Nationals in Bolton, October.
Belgium Open July 2023
Well done to Karyn Duggan and David Mills, Pam and David Stoten - 4 x silver and 1 x gold medal at the Belgium Open. Every player from HTCPickleball came back with a medal - fantastic!! see gallery
Irish Open 2023
5 players from Hoddesdon participated at the 2023 Irish Open in Dublin. Whilst we didn't win any medals a great time was had by all. Over 400 participants attended, double from last year. We met up with many friends and picklers from around the world and managed to get in some wonderful sight seeing around Dublin.
HTCPickleball welcomed West Herts B team to Hoddesdon today, June 11th. HTCPickleball won 24-8. More importantly we all had fun in the sun. We huffed and puffed in 30c temperatures great pickleball and even greater company, thank you WHB. See gallery
We are currently 2nd in the Herts Inter-Club League 2023
Hoddesdon friendly match against Cambridge
This match was particularly aimed at those players who had not played in a match before to give them experience. Everyone put there match nerves aside and played very good standard pickleball, scores 20 -12 in favour of Hoddesdon.
The Hertfordshire open Pickleball Tournival took place at the Hertfordshire sports village in Hatfield on 14th January. The event sold out within hours. Players of all skill levels took part and from the feedback we got everyone enjoyed the format and experience. See our Gallery.....
Match against Norfolk - Result Norwich 47 - HTC & BaD 7
Well done everybody for making the games against Norwich a good fun event, which was the primary objective.
See our Gallery for pictures
English Nationals at Bolton Arena 27-30 October 2022
With over 400 players attending over the course of the weekend and for 150 of those players this was their first tournament.
13 players from Hoddesdon Tennis Club Pickleball went to the English Nationals 2022 in Bolton. It was great fun and we managed to come back with quite a few medals. Whilst getting medals is not the main purpose, participating is, and it was good fun to be able to celebrate achievements with all players.
Amanda and Pippa won gold in the 50+, skill level 3.5
Pam won a silver medal (with Elaine Shallcross) in the 50+, 4.0 skill level
Mike and Yvonne won gold in the 65+, 3.5 skill level
Kath and Christine won silver in the 65/70+, 3.0 skill level
Kath and Murray won silver in the 60/65+, 3.0 skill level
Steph and David Relf got through to the quarter finals (50+, 3.0 level)
Nick won bronze in 60+65+ 3.5 singles
David Relf and David Mills got gold in 60+65+ 3.0 men’s doubles
Murray got through to 3.0 singles quarters.
David Relf and David Mills won gold in the 60/65+ 3.0 level
See our gallery for pictures Well done team members!