“There’s some new courts in town, Partners”

Thanks to the efforts of Wayne Larsen and Kevin Johnson, as well as the Meridian’s Parks and Recreation Department’s forward thinking and allowing us, the Pickleball community, to tape two more courts at Settlers Park.  With the help of at least 30 loyal pickleballers the taping was completed in record time and players were on the courts by 10am playing the game we all love.  Due Wayne and Kevin we now have 5 outdoor courts in one location and with them opening the door they may be able to get more in the future.  So if you see Wayne or Kevin give’m a high-five.  Now let’s go play Pickleball.

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Senior Outing at Horsethief Reservoir YMCA Camp

Did you go to camp when you were a kid? Did your kids go to camp when they were growing up? Or have you ever wondered how much fun it would be to experience going-to-camp yourself? Hey!!! This is your opportunity to participate in the Senior Outing to YMCA Camp at Horsethief Reservoir!.

For more information contact Carol Purcell by email at cpurcell74@gmail.com , by phone at 208-871-6809 or check out the flyer and registration form by clicking on the “Local Activities” tab above.

I hope our local seniors will take advantage of this opportunity and did I mention that they will Pickleball Courts, yes you read it right they are going to have courts available for you pickleball lovers.

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First Ever US Open Pickleball Tournament







Come and Watch or Participate in the First Ever US Open Pickleball Tournament 

April 26 – May 1st, 2016
3500 Thomasson Dr.
Naples, FL


Contact spiritpromotions15@gmail.com or usopenpickleballchampionship.com for more information

CBS Sports Network will be televising games so contact your local provider for more information on how to access you local channels.


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Oregon Senior Games

Bend, Oregon is holding the third annual Oregon Senior Games June 19-21, 2016.  If you’re looking for good old-fashioned fun and awesome Pickleball go to the link below and register for the Pickleball portion of the games (or any of the sixteen sports offered).  You can also contact Amy Joyce at (702) 236-2606 for more information.



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Tournament in Ogden, UT

Come and enjoy great Pickleball at the Ogden Pickleball Association’s Annual Tournament.  This will be a skill level tournament with divisions in Men’s and Women’s Doubles as well as Mixed Doubles.  Tournament to be held June 24th and 25th at the Monroe Park in Ogden, UT.  Contact Cheryl Jameson at (801) 540-4595 or go to Pickleballtournaments.com, click on Tournaments, then Future Tournament and scroll down to June 24, Ogden Pickleball Association Annual Tournament.  Registration deadline is June 17th.

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Local YMCA in a “Pickle”

Pickleball that is. The Treasure Valley Home Court YMCA in Meridian, ID held the first ever “skill level” Pickleball tournament April 1st through the 3rd.  There were over 80 participants with skill levels from 2.5 to 4.5 and divisions included Men’s Singles, Men and Women’s Doubles and Mixed Doubles.  Participants ages ranged for 10 years old, yes I mean 10, to 70+.  There were over a 100 matches and same really awesome pickleball games. We want to thanks Scott Swanson, the YMCA Homecourt Branch Director, who was also the Tournament, and all the volunteers, without these people working tirelessly tournaments like this could not be held.  Also we want to thank the YMCA organization for vision of what Pickleball can be in our area.  We’re looking forward to next year.  Here are the tournament results:

Men’s Singles 3.5 — http://www.usapa.org/iframe/tourney/brackets/YMCAclassic_MS_3-5.php

Men’s Singles 4.5 — http://www.usapa.org/iframe/tourney/brackets/YMCAclassic_MD_4-5.php

Women’s Doubles 2.5 — http://www.usapa.org/iframe/tourney/brackets/YMCAclassic_WD_2-5.php

Women’s Doubles 3.5 — http://www.usapa.org/iframe/tourney/brackets/YMCAclassic_WD_3-5.php

Women’s Doubles 4.0 — http://www.usapa.org/iframe/tourney/brackets/YMCAclassic_WD_4-0.php

Men’s Doubles 3.0 — http://www.usapa.org/iframe/tourney/brackets/YMCAclassic_MD_3-0.php

Men’s Doubles 3.5 — http://www.usapa.org/iframe/tourney/brackets/YMCAclassic_MD_3-5.php

Men’s Doubles 4.5 — http://www.usapa.org/iframe/tourney/brackets/YMCAclassic_MD_4-5.php

Mixed Doubles 2.5 — http://www.usapa.org/iframe/tourney/brackets/YMCAclassic_MX_2-5.php

Mixed Doubles 3.0 — http://www.usapa.org/iframe/tourney/brackets/YMCAclassic_MX_3-0.php

Mixed Doubles 3.5 — http://www.usapa.org/iframe/tourney/brackets/YMCAclassic_MX_3-5.php

Mixed Doubles 4.5 — http://www.usapa.org/iframe/tourney/brackets/YMCAclassic_MX_4-5.php

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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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