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Updated by Jackie Gilligan  January 11, 2018     (pickleballscoops@gmail.com)

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






January News & Updates



Hello Everyone


Happy New Year - I hope each of you made a New Year's resolution to continue to be addicted to pickleball !!!  The great news for 2018 is that there is no news of any rehab clinics opening for pickleball addicts!!!


I know some of you are starting the new year with a little bit of stress - not knowing weather to plan to play outdoors in 68 degree temps or plan to meet friends indoors - isn't that a fun problem to have !!!


Interested in joining a league?  West View Rec is starting this Thurs, Jan 11th - it is a doubles league with any combination of men, women or mixed,  They have room for 7 more teams, cost is $70 and you will play 8 matches - call Kim Chrisman right away to get in or with questions - 303-658-2207


Need a little practice on your pickleball skills?? Westminster Rec will be offering Skils and Drills every Wed 1 - 3 starting Jan 17th.


Beginner clinics (free) every Friday 3 - 5 at Whitlock Rec - 1555 Dover, Lakewood 



Not sure if there are any opening for the Christine McGrath and Ben Johns clinic at Meadow Creek Tennis Club this Sunday Jan 14th but if interested give Veronica a call - 303-204-0541


Lots of upcoming tourneys:- - some are right around the corner:


Orlie Carpio from the Northern Front Range Pickleball League has been quite busy setting up some very fun tourneys - unfortunately I did not get a newsletter out before the holidays to let you know about the New Year's Eve and the New Year's Day tourneys but...I can let you know about First Annual Team Challenge Event happening Jan 18th & 19th at Power 2 Play Sports Center in Windsor, Co.  This is a Four team quadrangular meet with teams from Wyoming, So. Dakota, N. Mexico and Colorado. Your team can have up to 24 players in mens and womens doubles - 3.0 - 4.5.  I am not able to include all the details but it sounds like great fun at an amazing facility.  Please call Orlie at 970-631-6998 ASAP for details and to meet the quickly approaching deadline !!!


-Bob Kennedy asked me to let you know that Lifetime Fitness - 9250 Crown Crest Blvd in Parker is sponsoring The Snowball Shootout Tourney Jan 26 (mixed - 3.5 - 4.5+) & 27 (men & women - 3.0 - 4.5+) - very nice medals for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place teams - sign up @ http://www.r2sports.com/tourney.asp?TID=23620 - entry deadline Jan. 23rd.


- Denver Parks and Rec will host the Winter Pickleball Blast on Jan 31st at the Montbello Recreation Center - 15555 E. 53rd Ave  - this indoor tourney will have two divisions:   intermediate (up to a 3.5 rating) and advanced (4.0 and above rating) for women's doubles, men's doubles and mixed doubles - if you have won first place in an intermediate level tourney,  you will be required to move up to the advanced division.  Entries are limited - so sign up soon!!!  Both players must be registered and paid - cost is $35 PER player (65 year old players = $25) - you can register at:  denvergov.org/recreation or at any Denver Recreation Center - they have improved the registration process and you can register and pay for your partner if you wish.  Great paddles for the first place teams!!!


- The Air Force Academy tournament series begins with the Women's Doubles Tourney on Feb. 3rd and 4th.  Registration closes Friday January 19th -  call the AFA Fitness Center to obtain the online registration form - 719-333-4522.  Entry fee is $30 per team.Round Robin format, skill levels 3.0 - 4.5+. Men's tourney - March 3rd and 4th (registration closes Feb 16th)  and mixed doubles April 7th & 8th (registration opens Feb 5th)


-Meadow Creek Tennis Club - 6305 W. 6th Ave, Lakewood - will be hosting its first indoor pickleball tourney, the February Fling Doubles Tourney on Feb 17 & 18th.  Men's and women's doubles on Sat 2 - 10pm and mixed doubles on Sun. 1:30 - 8 pm.  Registration is $25 for the first event and $10 for a second.  It is a skill level tourney with brackets at 2.5 - 4.5.  Deadline to sign up is Feb 10th.  To obtain a registration form email:  Jaime Stokes at:  jstokes@meadowcreektennis.com.  You can give Graham Mustoe a call if you have questions - 303-523-0777.


- and for those of you who really plan ahead....SSIPA Denver Pickleball Classic will be at Apex  on June 22 - 24th.  All ages 19 - 80+ this year as well as all skill levels- check out details at www.ssipa-pb.org.  They are more than happy to accept volunteers!!! Give Marc Rinehart a call 720-987-8929.



 





CHRIS' CORNER


 Lots of "stuff" going on which shows how popular our sport is.  Want more news:  check out Pickleball Channel on line - it is free.  I heard that the Schlessman YMCA  is not busy - check out their drop in times M, W, F 1 - 3 - give them a call @ 720-524-2750.


Later,

Chris