Colonial Heritage To Host First Annual Pickleball Tournament This Weekend
10/12/2010

Colonial Heritage In Williamsburg Are Hosting Their First Annual Pickleball Tournament This Weekend.

Online PR News – 12-October-2010 – – Williamsburg, VA--- Residents of Lennar’s active adult community, Colonial Heritage in Williamsburg are hosting their First Annual Pickleball Tournament this weekend. The event, sponsored by Lennar, will take place at the Colonial Heritage Clubhouse, 7015 Statesman in Williamsburg, with a qualifying round on Saturday, October 16 from 8 a.m. to 3 pm. and final play-offs on October 17 from 8:30 am. To 3 pm.

“We are really looking forward to our First Annual Pickleball Tournament,” said Page Sutton, Colonial Heritage resident and tournament organizer. “Pickleball is a great sport and is really starting to catch on all across the country. Colonial Heritage has become an epicenter for those interested in playing pickleball in Williamsburg, so it’s only fitting that we host a tournament.”

A cross between ping-pong, badminton, racquetball and tennis, pickleball is simple for beginners to learn but can develop into a fast-paced, competitive game for experienced players.

The sport is typically played indoors or outdoors on a smaller, tennis-like court with the net lowered to 34 inches at the center. Players use a perforated plastic baseball, similar to a whiffle ball and wood or composite paddles. The object of the game is to score points by successfully hitting the ball across the net without it being successfully returned by the opponent(s).

Colonial Heritage initiated their pickleball club just over two years ago and with Sutton’s help, the group has grown from a small handful of participants to well over 50.

“It is funny to think that just a couple of years ago, few people knew what pickleball was; now more seniors are playing pickleball than almost anything else,” Sutton said.

The sport has gained in popularity because it offers a much lower impact athletic option to tennis. Because of the smaller court and slower pace of the game there is less pounding and stress on body joints. Pickleball mostly relies on concentration and friendly competition rather than speed and power.

For more contact Page Sutton at pagewsutton@cox.net or Jerry Dickerson at jerold.dickerson@gmail.com.

The Tournament’s major sponsor this year is the community’s developer, Lennar.

“We are proud to be a sponsor of the First Annual Colonial Heritage Pickleball Tournament,” said Brenda Sharp, director of sales and marketing for Lennar’s Virginia Division. “Colonial Heritage is a very dynamic community and this tournament is just one of the countless examples of residents enjoying the active lifestyle that Colonial Heritage offers.”

Colonial Heritage is a premier active adult community in the heart of Williamsburg. The lifestyle oriented, development showcases villas and single-family homes that range in size from 1,400 to more than 2,500 square feet and are priced from the $200s. The community is gated and offers an award-winning golf course, a 25,000 square foot clubhouse complete with onsite dining, a health club, outdoor and indoor swimming pools and a year round social calendar with activity director.

Lennar Corporation, founded in 1954, is one of the nation’s leading builders of quality homes for all generations. Lennar builds affordable first time, move-up and retirement homes in communities that cater to virtually any lifestyle. Lennar’s communities in Virginia include Martin’s Chase, Melody Landing At River Oaks, Oakley Reserve, Virginia Heritage At Lee’s Parke and Colonial Heritage. Lennar is committed to quality, value and integrity.
For more information visit LENNAR.com or contact
Brenda Sharp, Lennar Director of Sales & Marketing-Virginia, brenda.sharp@lennar.com

Allison Rosoff, Cohen and Company Creative, 813-230-4344; allison@cohenadv.com