• 20 Apr 2022 8:08 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The deadline is rapidly approaching for nominations for the open Board of Director positions.  All nominations and supporting information for each nominee is due no later than May 1st.  The following positions for this election are:

    Each nominee will be required to submit a paragraph (100-word limit) regarding their desire, experience, and qualifications.  Additionally, each nominee will be asked to answer a few questions to help the membership learn more about each candidate so they can make informed decisions.  The answers will be limited to 100 words (per question) and the questions are:

    For President Nominees (and Vice President nominees in odd years):

    1.  What will you do to lead PPPA for the next 2 years that aligns with the PPPA mission? 

    2.  Have you served on a BOD for any other non-profit and if so, what were some of your major accomplishments? 

    All Nominees [To include President (and Vice President nominees in odd years)]

    1.  Describe your qualifications for this position in accordance with the job description.

    2.  What will you do to improve/enhance this position’s contribution to PPPA?             

    3.  Have you ever previously served on the PPPA Board of Directors?  If yes, what were the dates of your service and what position did you hold?

    Nominees must be current members of PPPA and in good standing*.  You may nominate yourself or another member. If you are nominating another member, please ensure that they are aware and have agreed to be nominated.  Now is the time to consider who you would like to have leading PPPA!

    Thank you to all that have already submitted nominations.

    Wendy Venturella, Chair

    Nomination Committee

    *In Good Standing: When Robert's Rules of Order Newly Revised (RONR) uses the term "member in good standing" (RONR, p. 6, l. 20-21, p. 279, l. 34-35, & p. 585, l. 7-8) it is referring to a member whose membership rights are not in suspension, either as a consequence of disciplinary proceedings or by operation of some specific provision in the bylaws of the organization.

  • 12 Feb 2022 11:05 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    PADDLE UP SYSTEM

    When all courts are being used and other players are waiting to play, the PPPA has established the following paddle up system at the two largest pickleball facilities in the Pikes Peak region.

    Paddle-Up Process at Monument Valley Park (MVP):

    • MVP uses the TROUGH system.  Paddles are stacked (4 for doubles, 2 for singles) in the trough from left to right (see pic below); the paddles to the left go to the next open court and other paddles move to the left.
    • Games are played 1-11, win by 2 and then leave the court so the next group up can take the open court.
    • When you finish your game and leave the court, call out “COURT OPEN” and the group to the left in the Trough will go to the open court. 


    Paddle-Up Process at Bear Creek Regional Park (BC):

    • BC uses paddle up racks to determine next in the queue.  The 12 courts are divided into quadrants (1-3, 4-6, 7-9, 10-12); there is one paddle up rack for each quadrant for a total of four racks. 
    • Players waiting for an open court stack paddles (4 for doubles, 2 for singles) in the rack from left to right (see pic below); the paddles to the left go to the next open court and other paddles move to the left.  Please pay attention to see which of the three courts in your quadrant finishes first.
    • Games are played 1-11, win by 2 and then leave the court so the next group up can take the open court.
    • When you finish your game and leave the court, call out “COURT OPEN” and the group to the left in the rack will go to the open court. 


    Let’s all be polite to one another and fair in our use and sharing of courts during the busy times at MVP and BC.

    Submitted by Dong Nguyen, Director Special Projects

  • 25 Jan 2022 11:30 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    El Paso County Parks makes the determination on whether to close the Bear Creek pickleball courts due to snow/ice and when to reopen them.

    EPCP will notify Pikes Peak Pickleball Association personnel on the closure and reopening of the Bear Creek courts.  PPPA will broadcast these updates on our Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/ColoradoPickleball).



  • 9 Jan 2021 12:17 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Paddle-Up Process:

    If you are NEW to how the Trough System at MVP works, below is a brief overview:

    • The TROUGH system is used when the courts at MVP are full and there are players waiting for an open court.  Paddles are stacked (4 for doubles, 2 for singles) in the trough from left to right (see pic below); the paddles to the left go to the next open court and other paddles move to the left.
    • Games are played 1-11, win by 2 and then leave the court so the next group up can take the open court.
    • When you finish your game and leave the court, call out “COURT OPEN” and the group to the left in the Trough will go to the open court. 
    • Let’s all be polite to one another and fair in our use and sharing of courts during the busy times of day at MVP.


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