December 6, 2020


In this week's blast: 


From the Pickleball Librarian:

Due to COVID-19 conditions, our visits to pickleball clubs were fairly limited this year. The highlight of the year was Pikes Peak Pickleball Association!! Joe Johnson and his team are amazing!!

What an impressive organization with strong leadership and knowledgeable volunteers who are welcoming and passionate about the game make the PPPA so effective in their outreach.

Their extraordinary efforts go beyond just clinics and introducing the game to new players. They provide access to ALL by gifting the community with FREE lessons.

The PPPA goes the extra step with their Guided Play Program to ensure new players receive coaching, level appropriate play, and integration into regular round robin play!!

Their partnership with the community, governmental agencies, and Brand sponsorships to raise money for development of new courts to serve all areas of the city is impressive. The club also has experienced significant growth and now has over 1,400 members.

For their tremendous efforts, we are awarding PPPA the 2020 Pickleball Librarian Virtual Award for Best Pickleball Club!!

This video was taken at the end of their beginning players orientation. What an amazing pickleball organization!!

I look forward to visiting and discovering more of the best-of-the-best clubs next year!

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Thank You!


#PikesPeakPickleballAssociation #JoeJohnson #PPPA #ColoradoSprings

From the PPPA Board of Directors:

All of this is only possible because of the awesome volunteers that head up our Education and Training Program. The following are the ones who earned us this award by their gracious and unwavering support of PPPA and our members:

Beginning Lessons Instructors:

Nancy Steffy, Sherry Fairchild, Jeff Norton, Dotty Lardie, Mike and Rena Abair, Jim Linsky, Steve Anderson, Pat Dwyer, Ann Peacock, Andy Vittetoe, Don Seale

Guided Play Instructors:

Sherry Fairchild, George Gorman, Nancy Steffy, Dave Wichern, Marcia Allan, Jim Linsky, Mike Abair, Rena Abair

Round Robin Leaders:

Mike Abair, Karen Heath, Karen Mogge, Paula Buczak, Susanne Barr, Martha Marreel, Paula Hough, Mary Kathryn Kelly, Jancy Rose, Ronnie Bincer, Dan Lovelace, Bobbi Lovelace


Please Click the Balloon!


Once again, we ask that players please place your trash in the trash cans that are located at each entrance of the MVP Courts. These trash cans are emptied by Parks & Rec. It is on every person that plays there to place their personal trash in the trash cans that are provided. Leaving empty water bottles, half eaten snacks, paper etc. on the courts or in the paddle up bins is just unacceptable. Please help keep the courts clean by ensuring your trash is properly disposed of in the provided receptacles. The yellow buckets at the courts are for used or crack balls only. They are not there to serve as trash cans or seats for tired butts. If we all pitch in and do the responsible thing by helping to keep the courts clean, it serves us all.

Thank You,

PPPA Board of Directors


No masks or social distancing required! We have restocked our shelves and  PPPA logo merchandise is now on sale with all sizes and colors of tee shirts, pullovers, hats and visors currently available in limited supplies online at Simply go to the website, click on the “Store” link and follow the prompts to search for available colors, sizes, and styles. Payment can be made through PayPal or with your own credit card. Your purchase will be mailed to you for an additional charge or you may choose to pick up your item(s). Pick up instructions will appear on your confirmation if you choose this option. Supplies are limited so log on and shop today! 

Roslyn Block, Membership Director


Save 5% and 5% comes back to PPPA in annual Pickleball Central gift card!

Interested in saving 5% on pickleball gear, clothing and training aids?  PPPA is now enrolled in Pickleball Central’s Club Rewards program.  Here are the details for you and PPPA to benefit from:

When purchasing any items from, enter CRPikes and you will receive an automatic 5% DISCOUNT and PPPA will earn 5% of every purchase that uses the code in an end-of-the-year gift card to purchase anything that PPPA needs – balls, extra paddles, nets, whatever we need!    (The code is not case sensitive.)

Here's more about the ClubRewards program.


Do you shop online on Switch to AmazonSmile and PPPA will receive a small percent of every transaction! It adds up!

(AmazonSmile is operated by Amazon as their way to give back to charitable organizations)

PPPA is now enrolled in the AmazonSmile program. AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon with the same shopping features as on

Go to and select Pikes Peak Pickleball Association from the list as your designated charity. Once you select PPPA, 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchase will be donated to PPPA. Spread the word to family and friends for them to designate PPPA as their charitable organization on AmazonSmile too!

In order for PPPA to receive funds from your purchases, you must always go through when preparing to shop online.


Did you know that you can earn $$$ for PPPA with every dollar you spend when you shop at King Soopers or City Market?

See this flyer for information and how you can sign up.

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