Club Events

3-on-3 Competition with the Old Man Sports Club of Lorton

3-on-3 Competition with the Old Man Sports Club of Lorton

The Woodbridge Pickleball Club had the honor of hosting The Old Man Sports Club, a club based out of Lorton, VA, for a friendly cross club competition. Jimmy of the Old Man Sports Club reached out to us and was connected to Mike Kline, WPC Board member and Competition Committee Chair.

Together Mike and Jimmy decided on a 3-on-3 team 2-out-of-3 games format: two teams at 3.5 and one team at 4.0. Representing the Woodbridge Pickleball Club was Dave Delevante, Johnny Fagler, Mike Kline, Nick Katsarelis, Jason Shriner, and Jeff Kendrick who are also regular volunteers with the WPC. Mike was surprised to discover the day of that the old men in the Old Man Sports Club were not quite the same age as the lineup he selected for us! This discovery started the competition with a good laugh shared by everyone.

Sadly, Jimmy was unable to play due to an injury so Lisa stepped in as his sub – her dink game was inspiring!

The Woodbridge Pickleball Club came away with 3 wins and the WPC players were presented with gift cards for Fair Winds Brewing Company provided by the Old Man Sports Club. Thank you to Fair Winds Brewing Company for your donation!

After the competition, everyone was encouraged to continue with open play and mixed together for several more games.

If you’re interested in hosting a cross-club event with the Woodbridge Pickleball Club, please use the contact us form. To learn more about the Old Man Sports Club of Lorton, VA visit their website or check out their Instagram account @oldmansportsclub.

We’re looking forward to playing with the Old Man Sports Club again soon!

Competitive Events

2023 Summer Pickleball League

2023 Summer Pickleball League

The Competition Committee of the Woodbridge Pickleball Club will be hosting a Summer Pickleball League from June 20th-August 17th.  This will be a “ladder-like” format open to ALL skill levels. The format is such that you will be playing opponents of similar caliber of play each week. The league will be one night per week for 9 weeks. 8 weeks of league play and 1 week for the playoffs. The Women’s League will be played on Tuesday evenings and the Men’s League will be played on Thursday evenings. The cost to play in the league is $20 per person for WPC members and $30 per person for non-members. Each league will be capped at 16 teams. Closing date for signup is June 12th. 

Signup by emailing Mike Kline ([email protected]). He will gather the information and we will contact you for payment. Teams should register together with one email providing email and phone information for each player on the team. 

League Format

Teams will register as a team and play with the same partner for the duration of the league. Teams will be responsible for providing their own substitute if they have a player, or players, who cannot make a scheduled match.  Please only choose a sub of equal or lesser skill level of the player who cannot play. Subs will not have to pay to play.

Teams will be loosely seeded prior to the start of league play. This is to ensure the best competitive matches possible.  If we have miscalculated our seedings (keep in mind every year the NCAA mis-seeds teams for the national championship tournament), there will be plenty of time in the season for the cream to rise to the top. Each week the matches will be played in a pool play/round robin format. Each week your team will be part of a 4 team pool.  Top 4 teams in one pool, next 4 teams in a second pool, etc. You will play pool play/round robin format with your designated pool for that week.   Your results each week will determine if you move up a court/rung or down a court/rung. Games will be played to 15, win by 2. 

So each week you will play three games against three separate teams within your rung.  Each week your team will move up a court (ladder rung), stay at the same court, or move down a court, depending on your results for that week. Results from each week will be based on total wins.  Tiebreakers will be head-to-head if two teams are tied.  If more than two teams are tied, then point differential will be used as the tie breaker. 

In order to maximize the use of available courts and to minimize the impact on Open Play, the League will be played at both the AJ Ferlazzo site and Hellwig Park.  Jeff Kendrick will be scheduling the court assignments on the Sunday of each week of play for both leagues.  Jeff will be collecting the scores for the Men’s League and tabulating the standings each week for both leagues.  Candi Linkous will collect the Women’s League scores each week.


Questions about this league can be directed to Jeff Kendrick, Candi Linkous, or Mike Kline.  Jeff can be reached at [email protected].  Candi can be reached at [email protected]. Mike can be reached at [email protected]

Competitive Events

2nd Annual Spring Tournament

2nd Annual Spring Tournament

The Woodbridge Pickleball Spring Tournament is in the books and what a fabulous day it was!! The weather was spectacular and the play was lively.

Congratulations to all those who participated and well done to the medal winners!!
Ladies’ Doubles 3.0
GOLD: Barbara Tyrrell and Barbara Benton
SILVER: Grace Yu and Paige Bergeron
BRONZE: Debbie Abdul and Judy Wright
Men’s Doubles 3.0
GOLD: Peter Nguyen and Brian Miller
SILVER: Sam Maliksi and Stuart Earhardt
BRONZE: Ralph Dunavant and Chris Carroll
Men’s Doubles 3.5
GOLD: Diego Osario and Daniel Lee
SILVER: Luis Caballero and Girish Gririgowda
BRONZE: Fred Henry and Mike Vazzana
Men’s Doubles 4.0
GOLD: John Taylor and German Peri
SILVER: Derek Biendl and Andy Kraynak
BRONZE: Boris Reshko and Mark Schuette
Mixed 3.0
GOLD: Carolyn and Daniel Stephan
SILVER: Stuart Earnhardt and Michaela Ricciardi
BRONZE: Mr. Tofa and Debbie Malaluulu
Mixed 3.5
GOLD: Aurelio Roca and Cindy Zettersten
SILVER: Jimmy Yu and Vicky Chin
BRONZE: Suzanne Leopold and Luis Caballero
Mixed 4.0
GOLD: Irvin and Jennifer Martinez
SILVER: Candace Rininger and Jason Shriner
BRONZE: Jamie Ritenour and John Taylor
Maintenance and Closures

Clip, Zip and Sip event was a hit!

Clip, Zip and Sip event was a hit!

Thank you to the Woodbridge Pickleball Club Maintenance Committee for organizing the first Clip, Zip and Sip event Sunday March 26th. More than 20 club members gathered at the AJ Ferlazzo courts to resecure the windscreens along the fence line.  The Maintenance Committee also took the opportunity to pick up trash around the courts and clean out the storage cabinet.  Sweatshirts, sweatpants, t-shirts, hoodies, gloves and hats that had accumulated in the cabinet were donated to those in need.  After the work was finished some members chose to stay and play pickleball while others enjoyed dinner and drinks at Uncle Julio’s at Stonebridge. Thank you to all who attended. Your efforts help ensure our courts remain some of the best in Northern Virginia!

Competitive Events

Virginia Sportsfest

Virginia Sportsfest

The support received from our Prince William County Supervisors, Director of Parks, and all the incredible PWC staff has been nothing short of amazing in helping our pickleball community continue to grow. They were responsible in 2020 for building the first eight dedicated public pickleball courts north of Fredericksburg, VA at the A.J Ferlazzo Building. In 2021, four dedicated courts were delivered at Veterans Memorial Park and in 2022, six dedicated courts opened at George Hellwig Memorial Park in Manassas. We are so very grateful for all PWC has achieved and are excited to see what the future holds for additional pickleball growth throughout the County.
PWC is hosting their first Virginia Sportsfest in October. The purpose of the event is to show off different sports being offered in the County and to help grow tourism in PWC. A USAP sanctioned pickleball tournament run by Legends Sports League is on the list.
Let’s do our part to help make this a success!
Multiple levels of play are being showcased in the tournament, but it is very exciting to see a 1.0-2.0 beginner bracket being offered to encourage new players to join in on the fun and get their feet wet.
Below are some highlights of the tournament:
  • 1 of 12 sports planned in this Olympic-style event.
  • A sanctioned event (including skinny singles divisions).
  • OPEN ($$) divisions with up to $4K+ total purse
  • BEGINNER divisions for those with little or no pickleball experience (up to a max rating of 2.0) – These events are at NO ADDITIONAL COST.
Because this is a sanctioned tournament, you need to become a USAP member to participate. The USAP is the governing body of the sport of pickleball. They supply the official rules, sanctioned tournaments, referees, community and school grant programs, ambassadors, and the list goes on.
If you are new to playing in tournaments, there is a 3-step process to registration.
  1. Become a member of the USAP Association: Be sure to answer questions correctly about your knowledge of pickleball which helps with your rating
  2. Go to PickleballTounaments and create an account.  Look for the 2022 Virginia Sportsfest-powered by Legends Saturday 10/8/22 thru Mon 10/10/22
  3. A link will direct you to Legends Sports Leagues where you will need to create an account with Legends.
If you run into any trouble with the process, please email Ron Cortese [email protected], (include a screen-shot) and he will be happy to assist you.
Shared Articles

Pickleball, anyone?

Pickleball, anyone?

Pickleball has become the fastest growing sport in the U.S. according to the Sports and Fitness Industry Association (SFIA), with the growth of the sport surging by nearly 40 percent between 2019 and 2021. Between 2018 and 2021, the USA Pickleball Association’s membership nearly doubled, and the organization estimates that 4.8 million Americans now play the sport.

If you’re an avid pickleball player or are looking to join the fun of playing this popular sport, Prince William County Parks, Recreation and Tourism has plenty of court options for you.

In 2020, Prince William County opened eight new dedicated pickleball courts at the Dr. A.J. Ferlazzo building in Woodbridge. In addition, you can find six dedicated pickleball courts at George Hellwig Memorial Park and six courts at Veterans Memorial Park—four dedicated pickleball courts and two lined over a tennis court with portable nets.

If you’re not familiar with the sport, pickleball can be played indoors or outdoors, as singles or doubles. It is easy for beginners to learn but can develop into a fast-paced, competitive game for experienced players. No doubt the game has developed a passionate following due to its friendly, social nature and its multi-generational appeal.

“Fun, fitness and friends” is how Woodbridge Pickleball Club President, Nick Katsarelis, would describe the game. “Pickleball is half social, half physical. It’s a very social, friendly game but it’s also good exercise—a nice, leisurely workout.”

At the A.J. Ferlazzo pickleball courts, which has become a popular place to play since it opened, you can find small groups but also sometimes upwards of 40-50 people rotating in and out to play.

Katsarelis notes that while there’s a mix of each type of player at all of the Prince William County courts, at Veterans Park you can find many social and recreational players; at Hellwig a lot of recreational players; and at A.J. Ferlazzo you can find a mix of both, as well as your more competitive players if that’s what you’re look for. At Hellwig, they host a ladies’ night on Monday evenings at 6 p.m., and a beginner’s night on Wednesdays at 6 p.m. at A.J. Ferlazzo.

No matter where you play though, he adds “if you play it twice, you’re going to be addicted.”

If you’re looking to improve your skills or learn the game as a beginner, we’re currently offering one-on-one instruction, either private or semi-private lessons. The summer session ends August 31, but spots are still available. The fall session begins September 5 and runs through December 30. A session consists of four 60-minute lessons for $160.00 or one-hour private lessons for $55.00 per person. All lessons are held outdoors, weather permitting.

To learn more or sign up for the ‘Pickleball Skills, Drills & More” lessons please contact the front desk at Veterans Memorial Park.


Clinics and Lessons

Interactive Skills & Strategy Clinic with Dave “The Badger” Weinbach

Interactive Skills & Strategy Clinic with Dave “The Badger” Weinbach

Two Hours with “The Badger”, Dave Weinbach

10 Time USA Pickleball National Champion

12 Time US Open Champion

Winner of 152 Gold Medals (Most All Time)

2022 Nominee to the Pickleball Hall of Fame

Dinking, Non-Volley Zone Play, 3rd Shot Drop, 3rd Shot Drive, Blocking, Service / Return, Punch Volley, Transition Zone, Partner Strategy.

OPTION: Play With The Pro for an hour after your session.

Clinic: $115 for Woodbridge Pickleball Club members. $125 for Non-Members

Play with the Pro: $50 (option for up to 4 after their session)

We will be using SignUpGenius for this event. Click here to sign up.

PayPal, Venmo or Checks – Credit cards can be accepted through Paypal as a guest or contact us at via email to arrange payment.

Must pay in advance to secure your spot! 

October 19, 2022  

8:30 am to 10:30 am:  Intermediate (3.0 – 3.5)

10:45 am to 11:45 am:  Play With The Pro

1:00 pm to 3:00 pm:  Intermediate / Advanced (3.5 – 4.5)

3:15 pm to 4:15 pm:  Play With The Pro

Location: Dr A J Ferlazzo Building Courts, 15941 Donald Curtis Dr, Woodbridge, VA 22191

Rain Location: Burke Racket & Swim Club, 6001 Burke Commons Rd, Burke, VA 22015

Sponsored by:

The Woodbridge Pickleball Club

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