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From the Pickleball Community

Arvada pickleball players won the Golden Tennis Shoe Award for the largest team at the Arvada Ralston House .5k  Endurance Challenge. Seventy-one generous people registered with the Picklebll Group.  A big thanks to all of you! The funds raised at the race today will help abused kids and their families. Pickle peeps are the best!  Look for the golden shoe at the outdoor courts.



2016 Ralston House .5K

Arvada Pickleball Players

From Chris Beal


News & Updates

Hello Colorado Pickleball Players,


Colorado sunshine is here and the outdoor courts are getting busy.  A bit of wind certainly adds a lot of excitement to the game and then of course that white stuff brought us back inside for a few days.  Start packing the sunscreen in your bag as you enjoy the great outdoors.


TOURNAMENTS:

Lifetime Fitness in Parker will host their Spring Shootout Doubles Tournament on April 21 & 22.  Divisions will include Mixed Doubles - advanced, intermediate & beginner on Friday 5:30 - 10pm and Open Division - advanced, intermediate & beginner on Saturday.  Guarantees at least 4 games.  Sign up - swinters2@lifetimefitness.com  - entry deadline is April 20th.


Windsor Spring Classic Tournament - May 27 & 28 - Windsor has nine outdoor courts at the Windsor Main Park.  Sat. is skill level (3.0, 3.5, 4.0) men's and women's doubles round robin pool play. Sunday is Mixed doubles skill level double elimination format.  Entry deadline is May 15th. Rumor has it that there will be lots of food and beer!!  To register call:  970-674-3500 - call soon as there is a limit on number of teams in each division.  Questions - call Orlie Carpio - 970-631-6998


Gary Rutherford once again is inviting Colorado players to join the Albuquerque Pickleball Club  for two tournaments:  April 20 and 21 is an age tourney (50+) for men & women doubles the first day and mixed doubles the second day.  A skill tourney for 18 and older will be held on April 21 & 22 - singles men, women doubles on the 21st and skill mixed doubles on the 22nd.  For complete info and registration contact them at:  abqpickleball.com and look on the drop down menu of future tournaments.


Impact Sports in Superior is hosting a Social Round Robin tourney on April 29th (skill 3.0 and below) and April 30th (3.5 and above). This is a charity event for the non-profit DNA (DreamsNeverAlter) and all of the entry fee goes to DNA.   You enter as an individual and will play with 6 different partners - medals to top 3 men and top 3 women.   Breakfast, lunch and drinks provided. Warm ups at 7:00am, play begins at 9:00 and ends around 1:30.  Register at DreamsNeverAlter.com.  Questions contact Impact Sports - 303-494-4777 or 303-467-2288.


A couple of tournaments a few months away:


The Denver Super Senior Pickleball Classic will be held at Cornerstone Park on July 18 - 20th for those 60 years or older.  Registration is open now and Marc Rinehart informed me they have 40 teams on board so far but are looking for more folks to join in this inaugural tourney for the SSIPA.  Registration - www.pickleballtournaments.com.  This is a sanctioned USAPA tourney and USAPA as well as SSIPA membership ($5.00) is required. If you could help with this tourney, please contact Tim Kuss - 303-346-7209 - referees are needed, a photographer a safety/medical (nurse/EMT) person, help with check-in, set up and clean-up crew and greeters - I am sure they can find a spot for anyone willing to help with the tourney.


 The Rocky Mountain State Games in Colorado Springs will occur July 22 & 23 at Monument Valley Park - register at RockyMountainStateGames.org.


The Rocky Mountain Senior Games will be held in Greeley - Aug 24 - 26.  Registration is not open as of this date.


OTHER GREAT PICKLEBALL NEWS

Congrats to the players at Denver Parks and Rec Pickleball Blast Tournament held at the Sourthwest Rec Center - great group of folks, great competition and lots of exciting play.  


If you live in the Foothills Park & Rec District, Doug Sutton suggests that you might be interested in being on the Foothills Citizen's Committee - this committee will be looking at a future mill levy funding and what the needs/wants of the citizens are in this regard.  Just a suggestion - possible addition of outdoor courts in the district??? Contact Foothills for information on joining this group.


If you live in the Sourth Suburban Parks and Rec District, Joe Bushur is starting a south suburban Pickleball Committee - if you are interested in adding your voice to the growth/issues/concerns of pickleball in this district, contact Joe  - jbushur@ssprd.org


Pete Sullivan has news that the PGA Superstore in Highlands Ranch will add pickleball courts to their indoor tennis court - possible play 4 days a week from 9 - 9 - contact them for more precise information.


Erie  Recreation Center is offering beginning pickleball lesson/clinics the first Friday of each month from 12:30 - 1:30 with open play following. I understand that Erie has added 8 outdoor courts recently and has enxtended the indoor drop in time also.  Contact Scott Williams - erieinfidel@gmail.com or 303-981-4143.


Beginner clinic at Tanks Park, outdoor courts on April 20th, 9 - 10:30.  Registration deadline is April 14th - contact: recreationinfo@highlandsranch.org or 303-791-2710










Chris' Corner


Just wanted to share a few smiles with you that a recent pickleball addict sent me.


I'm a pickleball addict on the road to recovery, JUST KIDDING, I'm on the road to the pickleball courts !!!!


and..."Yes, I love you more than pickleball...but don't push me!!!"


How to determine your pickleball rating:

-When you don't have to think about which shot to hit, you just naturally hit it, you are a 5.0

-When you don't have to think about which shot to hit but you can't successfully hit it 2,000 times in a row, you are a 4.5

-When you have to think about which shot to hit and when you figure it out you can successfully hit it, you are a 4.0

- When you to think about which shot to hit but then still hit the wrong shot, you are a 3.5

-When you have to think about which shot to hit but by the time you decide on the correct shot, it's too late to hit it, so you just go with trying to get it back over the net, you are a 3.0

-When you don't bother to think about which shot to hit and most of the time don't hit it in the court anyhow, you are a 2.5 and guaranteed to be having a lot of fun.


Later,

Chris Beal