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From the Pickleball Community

From Chris Beal

Learn to play pickleball !!!

Beginner pickleball clinics have moved inside for the winter.  Clinics will be held at Green Mountain Recreation Center - 13198 Green Mountain Recreation Center - 13198 Green Mountain Drive, Lakewood - first and third Wednesdays - 5 pm - 7 pm.  No registration required and you do not need any equipment for the clinic. Give Chris Beal a call if you have questions - 303-233-9555.

May Pickleball Newsletter

Hello Everyone,

Is it summer yet? Seems like lots of players are on the courts even if they have on their rain gear!!! I July I will be wishing for some of this moisture!!

Indoor facilities are opening again and many do not require a reservation - check with the center before you go to see what their rules are regarding advanced reservations, masks, etc.

New courts at Dartmouth and Reed are now open - no lights but very nice courts!

Golden Rec is adding lines to the courts at Lion Park

Westminster Rec is providing new semi-permanent nets to their outdoor courts

Beginner Clinics are back at Whitlock Rec Center on the outdoor courts. Clinics happen every Friday - weather permitting - 4:00 - 6:00 - no cost - no registration - just show up - do not need your own paddle. Tell your friends to come and learn the game so they can play with you. Call Chris if you have questions - 303-233-9555.

New Beginner Drop In Play at O'Kane Park ( First and Teller - Lakewood) on Monday and Thursday mornings - 8:00. This is for players that have just started playing and would like to play with folks who are at the same level in order to learn the game and practice skills. PJ Ricker is setting these up and will be there to assist you when needed. Contact her for more info and to "get on" the list -

Parker Racquet Club has play this Sunday May 23rd from 9:30 - 11:30 for Intermediate (3.5) and Advanced levels. Call for a reservation.

Quick read this - The Apex Foundation's Memorial Day Tourney is May 29 - 30th - registration deadline is May 21!!! Call Roxie at 303-467-7128 or email since it is getting close to the deadline - you can also register online at: Cost is $80 per team. Divisions: ages 18 -50 (3.0 - 4.5) and ages 60+ (3.0 - 4.5) - pool play.

Also happening VERY soon: Northern Colorado "Super" Spring Classic - May 28 - 30th at MeHaffey Park in Loveland, Co. Register NOW - or call Orlie Carpio - 970-631-6998 or email Round Robin Pool play followed by a single elimination bracket. 3.0, 3.5, 4.0, 4.5 and 5.0 men's, women's, mixed and singles. Tournament social on Sunday 4 - 7 - complimentary food, beer, live music featuring the Mountain Town Rockers from Estes Park.

The Peak To Peak Pickleball Classic Tourney will be Sept 10, 11 and 12 at Centennial Park in Salida Co. It will be a round Robin format with women's, men's and mixed doubles. Skill level: 3.0, 3.5, 4.0 & 4.5. Age divisions: 18 - 59 and 60+.

Registration: and then click on the "tournaments" tab. Questions: Stephanie McDonald: Food and merchandise vendors, silent auction, an organized social gathering and awesome player swag bags make this a fun tourney and September in Salida should be great!!!

CHRIS' CORNER: WARNING: There is an email going around offering processed pork, gelatin and salt in a can. If you get this email, do not open it. It is spam.

One last message: with all this rain, we need an ark - fear not! (wait for it...) WE NOAH GUY !!!!