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Updated by Jackie Gilligan, April 13, 2019       (

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Pickleball Ken
…bringing you news and information about
PICKLEBALL in the Denver Metro Area
4,745 Pickleballers! 55,920 Website Visits!

Pickleball is a little like tennis, only smaller. It’s a little like ping pong, only bigger. It’s even a little like badminton, but played with a wiffle ball!

Come check it out or come play with us. Visit when and where to play.  See how it’s played.

Oh yes, the REWARDs are a healthier life style and a bunch of new friends!

Pickleball “Hall of Fame” Quote

We play with relish;

Put mustard on the server;

and when we are behind, we ketchup!

Pickleball Community & Amazon

How to contribute to

TBI Freedom!

Most everyone has their favorite charities. For our Pickleball community, fundraising efforts have been directed toward Craig Hospital’s Operation TBI Freedom, a program that helps our veterans who suffer from Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). The Pickleball for Heroes Tournament has raised two-hundred-seventeen-thousand dollars over four years, with one-hundred percent going to support Operation TBI Freedom. We have set a goal of a million dollars for Operation TBI, and recently found an easy and innovative way to meet that goal in addition to the Pickleball for Heroes Tournament. AmazonSmile is a program that allows purchasers of the millions of Amazon products to ensure that a percentage (0.5%) of their purchase directly to Operation TBI Freedom in the name of the pickleball community. The steps are painless, and the impact potentially huge. Please consider this wonderful opportunity!

To direct your donations to Operation TBI Freedom, start by signing into your Amazon account through Once you are there, follow these easy steps:

1. Sign in with your credentials

2. Select as your charity: Craig Hospital


3. Start shopping!

4. Add a bookmark for to make it even easier to return and start your shopping at AmazonSmile

That's it! Just remember to always sign into Amazon through Your donations have already helped veterans, and will continue to do so through this generous program.


P.S. We realize some may not do their shopping on Amazon, but friends and family may, so please pass this information on. We thank you!

A Little Bit of Heaven

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Great video from Pickleball Channel

About Pickleball for Heroes!!!


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Some of His Pickleball Friends!!