Kern County Pickleball Championships at BRC


Mens Senior 120s
Gold Medal: Art Sherwyn and Mike Mathias
Silver Medal: Rick Tucker and Norman Velguth
Bronze Medal: Richard Beene and Mark Ramirez


Mens 2.5-3.0
Gold Medal: Patrick Birchfield and Alex Balfour
Silver Medal: Daniel House and Rick Leughardt
Bronze Medal: James Lewis and Alan Balfour


Mens 3.5-4.0
Gold Medal: Rick Tucker and Norman Velguth
Silver Medal: Brent Dunlap and Steve Holloway
Bronze Medal: John Ruby and Vince Breydenbach


Womans 2.5-3.0
Gold Medal: Dale Wolfe and Jill Hicks
Silver Medal: Pam Ochoa and Denise Martell
Bronze Medal: Sylvia Casteneda and Shirley Franco


Womans 3.5-4.0
Gold Medal: Karen Lewis and Kelly Olson
Silver Medal: Karen Velguth and Dawn Slaybaugh
Bronze Medal: Maddie Jayne and Shari Holmes


Mixed Doubles 3.0-3.5
Gold Medal: Rosalee Blond and Roy Walford
Silver Medal: Vince Rivera and Liz Valdez
Bronze Medal: Karen Velguth and Norm Velguth


Mixed Doubles 4.0+
Gold Medal: Chuck Beatty and Maddie Jayne
Silver Medal: Sam Benham and Kelly Olson
Bronze Medal: Karen Lewis and Tony Monge

Pickleball Court Availability


 The following days and times are reserved for drop-in play. This is a time when players know there will be other players at the courts to play with, but players must take turns and rotate partners and courts when they are full. Pickleball players who prefer to play with their own group can set up matches at times other than those specified below.   Feel free to join drop-in play at one or more of the following times.

Guest with Member $5.00 / without member $15.00 Max 2 times a month & 8 times per year.



Monday and Wednesday: 7:30-10:30am

Monday Evening: 5:30-7:30pm

Tuesday evening: 5:30-7:30 pm

Thursday evening: 5:30-7:30pm

Saturday morning: 8-11am

Saturday afternoon: 1-3p, (This session is for non-competitive, less skilled players; no hard hitters)

Sunday morning: 8-10am

Sunday afternoon: 1-3pm (This session is for highly competitive and skilled players)

One court is reserved for instruction during times not specified for drop in play.

Pickleball Lessons &

Drills Available

In order to better serve the BRC pickleball players, tennis instructor, Sam Benham has been studying the game of pickleball intensively with the purpose of creating an avenue for players to continue to grow and advance their games.  Over the past year, he has been breaking down every shot and strategy into its finest detail and tying it into lesson sequences, drills and challenges for all levels, from the beginner to advanced player.  He will be offering pickleball lessons and drills to all who are interested in advancing their game.


The following options are available: all sessions are one hour.

Private; $40

Semi Private (2); $25 ea. per person/hour

Small Group (3-4); $15 ea. per person/hour


Semi private is a good option for teams preparing for tournaments.
Put together a small group of friends you plan to play with.


To set up a session or to inquire, call the club and leave your name and number; you will soon be contacted, or call Sam at 661-303-5338.

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