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Updated by Jackie Gilligan April 13, 2019     (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




APRIL News  

Hello everyone,



I had planned to say, isn't nice that Spring is finally here in Colorado....but as I write this newsletter, a severe winter blizzard is in the forecast and my yard is now white instead of green so...I will amend my thoughts to... hopefully Spring will arrive in another week!!!! If you have lived in Colorado very long you do realize that one day you are playing on the outdoor courts with your sunscreen in hand and then the next day, inside you go!  I think this will be the case for the 2019 Spring.


*****I want to be sure and let you know that this Friday the Parker Racquet Club will be hosting an open house - hours are 6pm - 10pm with free play, food (pizza) , drinks (beer and wine) and prizes like a $50 restaurant gift card, $50 pickleball punch card and more!!!  Also, lots of music by DJ JoMo.  I know Mike and Diane would love to have you come and see the new indoor (snow? - no problem!) courts in a great facility -    Parker Racquet Club, 18396 Plaza Dr. in the heart of Parker. Drop in play schedule is:  Mon  & Wed 9am - 12 and Saturday times to be determined.    Contact Mike at mikea@parkerracquetclub.com for more details.


Linda Schley and Kristi McCauley are starting a Pickleball Flex League.  The Kick off party for the Spring league was last Sunday but I am sure they would love to have you contact them for more information for two different Summer leagues starting in May and also a Fall league in July.  In this league you will determine your home court and play there so you have the flexibility to play at different courts when you are scheduled for a match.  Give Kristi a call @ 303-725-9161  or get on line at - https://www.pickleballflexleague.com for more info.  

 Correction:  what I listed last month for the B3Bands had a typo. If you would like more information about the bands, give Hobie Aldrich a call - 303-902-2137 or check out the web site at: hobie.B3sciences.com.  


Meadow Creek will not be offering drop in times this summer but Graham Mustoe, pickleball director, will be offering clinics throughout the summer.  Give him a call  - 303-523-0777


Higlands Ranch will offer a beginner class on June 13 - 5-6:30 and they will have a Thursdays doubles league starting April 25th -and another league beginning June 27th.  all at Tanks Park, 10371 S. Broadway.  Sorry I do not have the contact info but give them a call.


Level Up Camp on May 24-26 @ Apex outdoor courts for 3.0 - 4.5 players instruction by Wayne and Lisa Dollard, publishers of Pickleball Magazine.  3 days of instruction with 5 hours per day in small groups.  Check it out at: leveluppickleballcamps.com or call Wayne at 888-308-3720


Stephanie McDonald from the Peak to Peak Pickleball Club is organizing a charter bus trip to the 2019 Kansas City Pickleball Festival - if interested contact her @:  smcdonald1107@hotmail.com


Ted Pritchett has been busy after leaving Colorado and just let me know that they now have A New England Collegiate Pickleball League and Ted is quite confident that one day it will be a NCAA sport.  Good Luck Ted !!!


The Silver Sneakers Newsletter listed 'The 5 Hidden Health Benefits of Pickleball' - check it out for all the details - here is just a quick summary:  #1 lower your risk of heart disease, #2 cut your risk of depression, #3 you'll get hooked on exercise, #4 you'll socialize more and #5 you may stay independent longer.  They list several studies and articles that support these benefits. Even though we already knew how beneficial pickleball is, the information in the article is very interesting.  Thanks for sharing Tom.


TOURNAMENTS:

The Spring Blast tourney hosted by Denver Parks & Rec on  May 21st @ the new outdoor courts at Eisenhower Rec Center, 4300 Dartmouth Ave. - is filling up quickly but...there are still openings for intermediate women's doubles and intermediate mixed doubles.  Also looking for one player to partner up in men's advanced. PADDLES ARE GIVEN TO THE FIRST PLACE TEAMS IN ALL DIVISIONS !!!!  You can register at any of the 30 Denver recreation centers or online at: https://apm.activecommunities.com/denver.   Need help? contact Joe Binsfrahm at joseph.binsfrahm@denvergov.org


The INAUGURAL COLORADO ELITE TOURNEY - April 27 $ 28 - indoor courts at Chatfield High School.  The goal is to play a lot of pickleball and have a lot of fun while raising $ for the Chatfield High School football team.  Format is pool play followed by a double elimination bracket with medals to winners.   Divisions for 2.5,3.0, 3.5,4.0,4.5 in men's, women's and mixed with under 50 and over 50 categories.  All players receive t-shirts.  Register:  www.coloradoelitecamps.com.  $50 per teams + $10 for additional events per person.


South Suburban Parks and Rec will offer the Second Annual Dink'n'Rally Doubles Tourney on May 18 - 19 at Cornerstond Park outdoor courts.  They are also offering a beginning clinic on May 2 @ Goodson Rec and a 3.0 rating clinic on April 27th @ Cornerstone.  Boot camp on Wednesday @ Cornerstone starting May 1st.  Contact Ryan @ 303-483-7035 for details and registration.  You can also reserve courts at Cornerstone.


The Third Annual Northern Colorado "Super" Spring Classic Tourney at Spring Creek Park's 12 outdoor courts, Ft. Collins on May 25 & 26th - all skill levels men's, women's, mixed  and even singles. Registration opened April 1st  - www.northernfrontrangepickleball.com - closes May 12 at 7:00 pm.  Questions - contact Orlie Carpio - 970-631-6998 or Orlie.caripo@gmail.com


Rocky Mountain State Games registration is open for tourney June 7 - 9th.  For more info regarding registration - RockyMountainStateGames.org


Colorado Open tourney - July 12 - 14 at Apex - check "pickleballtournaments.com  for more info.


  





Chris' Corner


Some more simple tips to improve your game - tune into :pickleballchannel.com for great videos of top players, rule videos and coaching tips.


Just a quick reminder regarding outdoor court play - unless the courts have posted different information, the procedure is to rotate after each game on all courts when players are waiting.  This simple etiquette that pertains to indoor or outdoor play is often disregarded by outdoor players who seem to feel that they happen to "own" that court.  Guess that would be true if it was in their very own backyard!!!!