Kings Point, new Pickleball courts

April 22, 2016 - Pickleball courts, Kings Point Sun City Center, FL/suncitycenterphotos.com

Eight more pickleball courts were added across from the new 2020 Building in the King’s Point neighborhood of Sun City Center, FL.

Kings Point is known to have some of the best Pickleball players in the nation and has grown in popularity while one of the three golf courses in the gated community closed down in 2015.

Watch in the video below our local champions, Lewis and Jane, from Kings Point compete against Mark and Diane Bock from The Villages during the Tampa Bay Senior Games 2014 Pickleball 60+ Mixed Doubles.

SENIOR OLYMPIC GAMES 2014

Timeline construction photos of Pickleball Courts

Don Senk Softball Field resurfaced in Sun City Center, FL

The Vintage Babes Softball Team of Sun City Center, Fl [photo submitted by team member]
Don Senk Field smoothed out so balls don't dangerously bouced injuring players
Don Senk Field was smoothed out so balls don’t dangerously and unpredictably bounce upward injuring players/2015 suncitycenterphotos.com

The Don Senk Field is one of the only fields in Sun City Center that has bleachers, live announcers, a concession stand (with great food) and an electronic score board that can be seen from 100 yards.

Strong hit by women in LADIES ONE PITCH Softball Tournament on Don Senk field, November 2 2013, Sun City Center, Florida
Strong hit by women in LADIES ONE PITCH Softball Tournament on Don Senk field, November 2 2013, Sun City Center, Florida/2013 suncitycenterphotos.com

This is the same field The Vintage Babes Softball Team organized a LADIES ONE PITCH Tournament in 2013.

With the help of the CA and others, the field was recently resurfaced with a mixture of dirt, sand and other properties that help soften the ground. The softer surface allows a ground ball to bounce in a more predictable fashion resulting in fewer injuries.

Both the Softball Club and the SCC Community Association worked together to get the funds to resurface Don Senk Field making it a safer place for games this year.

Don Senk Field bleachers at the Community Hall in Sun City Center
Don Senk Field bleachers behind the Community Hall on South Pebble Beach Blvd in Sun City Center/2015 suncitycenterphotos.com
 Score board used in Softball Tournament on Don Senk field, Sun City Center, Florida
Score board used in Softball Tournament on Don Senk field, Sun City Center, Florida
Sun City Center Contributors who made Field of Dreams possible
Sun City Center Contributors who made Field of Dreams possible/ 2015unsitycenterphotos,com
Huge Turnout at Memorial Mass for Don Senk November 10, 2014
Huge Turnout at Memorial Mass for Don Senk November 10, 2014

The field was named after Donald Edward Senk (1921 – 2014) who died at the age 93 on October 20, 2014.

Vid Valiusaitis celebrates 10th hole in one at Falcon Watch, Kings Point

Vid Valiusaitis celebrates his 10th hole in one at Falcon Watch Cypress course in Kings Point, Sun City Center, FL
Vid Valiusaitis celebrates his 10th hole in one at Falcon Watch Cypress course in Kings Point, Sun City Center, FL [submitted by Falcon Watch member]
Vid Valiusaitis celebrates his 10th hole in one that he made with an eight iron on October 14, 2014 on the Falcon Watch Cypress course in the Kings Point development of Sun City Center, FL. The hole in one was witnessed by Dale Roush, Ron Greiner and Walt Towner.

Congratulations Vid. Awesome!

‘ALL CHAMPIONS’ at Pickleball Tournament in Sun City Center

The Tampa Bay Senior Games 2014 Pickleball Tournament in Sun City Center was phenomenal.

The competition had a some of the greatest players in the region that included Mark & Kandy and Diane & Mark Bock from The Villages, Florida. Also included in this star lineup were Lewis and Jane from Kings Point – a small nestled neighborhood in Sun City Center that has around 300 Pickleball players and counting.

The short clip named ‘ALL CHAMPIONS’ features these three teams making some awesome shots in the 60+ Mixed Doubles competition on Sunday October 5, 2014 at the Community Center & Sports Complex on South Pebble Beach Blvd.

RED TEAM: Mark Stemerman and Kandy Aker, The Villages, FL
ORANGE TEAM (BRONZE), Mark and Diane Bock, The Villages, FL
BLUE TEAM (SILVER), Lewis Lange and Jane Michelin, Kings Point

Kings Point wins Silver in Pickleball Tournament at 2014 Tampa Bay Senior Games

Lewis Lange and Jane Michelin, from Kings Point, brought home a Silver medal for the second year in a row in the 60+ Mixed Doubles Pickleball Tournament at the 34th annual 2014 Tampa Bay Seniors Games on Sunday, October 5 in Sun City Center, FL.

The video shows Lewis and Jane competing for the Silver against Mark and Diane Bock from The Villages, FL.

A representative from the Kings Point Pickleball Club stated that Kings Point took home medals in all age groups – ten medals all together: 2 Gold, 3 Silver and 5 Bronze.