Banner Year for Idaho’s Senior Games

The Idaho Seniors Games were held August 7th and 8th in Boise at the Timberline High School.  The Pickleball portion of the games was a great success.  There were 85+ players, which is our best year so far.  Jack Bonawitz & Rhonda Reed Co-Directed the tournament with the help of so many great volunteers.  The weather was also the best in the last five years and made for a lot more enjoyable games and finals.  Congratulations to all finalists’ winners and hope to see all of you next year. Go to the link below for all results.

Idaho Senior Games 2015

Idaho Senior Games 2015


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There’s a New Tutor in Town

Simply Pickleball, a local Pickleball equipment supply company owned by Nick & Tami Leach, and would like to introduce a new piece of equipment that will enhance our Skills and Drills Session services we provide to the Pickleball community.  On Tuesday, July the 7th we will be have a promo-demonstration of the Pickleball Tutor at Sawtooth Middle School on Linder (just north of Ustick) in Meridian, ID from 8:30am until 9:30.  We will be demonstrating a variety of drills for the first 20-30 minutes than have an “open court” time for people to try out the machine. This is, what some say, ”The #1 Pickleball Practice Machine” specifically designed for Pickleball.  You can drill on a specific shots such as; Ground Strokes, Net Volleys, Drop Shots (3rd Shot), Lobs, Return of Serve Cross Court Dinks Shots to name a few. So for those of you who are interested in raising your game through practice drills come check it out.

Pickleball Tutor

  • 125-ball capacity
  • Adjustable speeds up to 50 MPH
  • Random built-in oscillator available
  • Adjustable arc from dink to lob
  • Optional remote control



For more information or questions regarding scheduling sessions, rates or other services or products you can contact them by phone at 208-0965-5409 or by email at

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Local Courts Ready for Play

Local players (over 35) were at Meridian’s Sawtooth Middle School today to tape pickleball lines on six tennis courts to begin our summer season.  These courts are open dual purpose usage on a first come first serve basis.  The courts are available sun-up to sun-down seven days a week.  Most local players play Monday through Friday 9am to exhaustion (LOL).  Currently there is no “night-time” play scheduled but if there is an interest contact Nick Leach at 208-965-5409.

Below is an example of our great local pickleball player volunteers that give up their time for all of us.  20150607_085442

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Local Pickleball Club’s Monthly Tournament

The Boise Area Pickleball Association (BAPA)  pickleball club is holding their monthly tournament on February the 17th.  This months theme is “Mardi  Gras” so if you like to dress up feel free to.  It will be a Divisional Tournament (Beginners, Intermediate and Advanced), if there is enough player for each division.  The tournament is being held at the Meridian Treasure Valley YMCA Home Court, sign-in is at 8 am and the games begin promptly at 8:30 am.  All pickleballers are welcome.

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There’s a New Paddle in Town

Simply Pickleball, a locally owned and operated pickleball equipment supply dealer, is adding a new paddle line called Paddletex,  These paddle are very popular in Arizona, Utah, Florida and hopefully now in Idaho (LOL).  If anyone is looking to upgrade their paddles or looking for a change contact them for more information about the new paddle or to try it out at (208) 965-8719.

For those of you just starting out or thinking of joining this great game and need more information feel free to contact them at the above number or email us at:

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Having Foot or Shoes Problems??

For those of you having problems with your feet, or your shoes don’t seem to fit right we came across an answer.  They’re a local running/walking shoe store with owners and employees who are very knowledgeable with regards to how shoes should fit. They are equipped with the most up-to-date fitting equipment and a great selection of shoes for runners or walkers but can help with your selection of court/tennis shoes also. The best thing is they will help you with any shoe related foot issues you may be having, trust me they know their stuff.  So go by:

“On Your Mark” at 228 East Plaza Dr., Ste J (just north of Albertsons on Eagle and State Road) in Eagle, ID 83616  (phone # is 208.939.6757)

It’ll be worth your while.

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Thanks “for” Giving Tournament

On Thursday, November the 20th one of our local Pickleball clubs, Boise Area Pickleball Association (BAPA), held their monthly tournament. This month the tournament’s theme was Thanks “for” Giving and the reasoning behind the theme was the club wanted to raise money for a local charity, the Women and Children Alliance group.  The club had anticipated the donations could reach around two-three hundred dollars but guess what folks, the club raised a whopping $505 dollars.  This just goes to show you that the local Pickleball community is a caring group of people, so hats off to all the pickleballers and fans of the game who gave to this worthy cause.

Again this month the participation was great.  There were 40 players in two Divisions. Here’s the results:

Division 1 (Beginner and Intermediate):

Gold – Nanci Bent & Mary Young

Silver – Rachel Bruner & Dave Hume

Bronze – Pat Dunn & Shane DeChristefero


Division 2 (Upper Intermediate and Advanced):

Gold – Alan Clark & Matt Linde

Silver – Tami Leach & Rhonda Reed

Bronze – Barbara Dumler & Lars Johnson



If you would like to participate in these monthly tournament contact Terry Donohue at: for details.

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