• 1 May 2024 12:13 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Parks and Rec has advised the PPPA that the Men's CC Basketball team has reserved the MVP Pickleball Courts for a team building exercise on May 8th from 3PM - 6PM. 

    They anticipate that they will use approximately half of the courts.

  • 1 May 2024 12:08 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Parks & Rec has asked that we finish our next week's 3.0 RR at Monument Valley Park on Wednesday, May 8, before 3:00 so the CC Men's Basketball team can use the Pickleball Courts for a team building exercise. 

    The MVP 3.0 RR on Wednesday, May 8th only, will start at 1PM and end before 3PM.



  • 8 Apr 2024 1:05 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Here is the schedule for the CRAZy, LAZy Days of Summer:

    • April 8 - 12 Hawaiian/CRAZy Shirt Days
    • May 7 -10 CRAZy Hat Days
    • June 3 - 7 CRAZy Socks Days
    • July 8 - 12 Patriotic Dress (Hats, Shorts, Shirts, etc…) Days
    • August 5 - 9 CRAZy Shorts, Shirt, Hat and Socks Day

    Join us and show your PPPA spirit for the above CRAZy Days and have some fun. There will be first places prizes!
  • 3 Apr 2024 8:59 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The New PPPA Store is now live and merchandise bearing the PPPA logo is available. A 20% donation from each purchase ordered from the PPPA tab will go back to our organization. We are looking forward to our collaboration with Goody and Risa of Goodwins Mercantile, who will be managing our store. 

  • 15 Mar 2024 12:19 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Registration is now open for the Colorado Open - Pikes Peak or Bust Tournament. 

    Dates: August 2 - 4, 2024

    Where: Monument Valley Park, Colorado Springs, CO

    Only $45 registration fee, plus $10 per event, USSP members receive $10 discount Registration Opens March 15 on PickleballBrackets.com

    For more information, please click HERE.

    100% of the PPPA proceeds goes directly back into ‘all things pickleball’ in the Colorado Springs area.

  • 30 Oct 2023 8:39 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Please see the Blast dated 11/17/2023, Pikes Peak Pickleball Association - WeeklyBlast_20231119  for the details.

  • 22 Mar 2023 10:14 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Please be mindful while you are playing at MVP and BC. There have been reports of several cars being broken into. The most recent break-in at Bear creek was someone smashing in a car window to gain access to valuables in the vehicle.  There was not much detail as to whether the break-ins at MVP were in the parking lot or along the side by the railroad tracks. If you are planning to play for long periods, it would probably be beneficial to take a break and go check on your car. I know most players are playing for hours at a time which allows for any vandalism or car break-ins to occur. If you witness any suspicious activity taking place, please be cautious and contact the police.

    PPPA Board of Directors

  • 4 Dec 2022 9:40 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Do not manually attempt to remove snow and ice from the BC Court’s playing surface. You will cause the warranty to be voided. 

    If the gates for BC are locked, respect El Paso County Park and Rec’s decision to protect their courts. Check our “Where to Play” list for alternative courts and try one of the other listed sites.

    Thank you!

  • 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

  • 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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